Frequently asked questions

The exhibition includes 150 authentic objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun and is the only exhibition to feature authentic objects from King Tut’s tomb.

The tour is self-guided so within Saatchi Gallery opening times, you may spend as much time as you like enjoying the exhibition. The average length of stay is between 60 and 90 minutes.

Please arrive promptly at the time displayed on your ticket. It may take up to 30 minutes to pass through security and enter the exhibition

Yes! The wonders of ancient Egypt are compelling to all ages and the exhibition will appeal to children of all ages.

We strongly recommend that you do not bring buggies to the show as they cannot be taken into the exhibition space.

Photography is permitted within the exhibition, however not with a flash, due to the sensitive nature of the artefacts.

Please be considerate to other visitors when taking photos.

The exhibition will ultimately travel to additional markets around the world before King Tut’s objects go on permanent display at the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt.

Only assistance and guide dogs are permitted.

For more information on the Saatchi Gallery, visit www.saatchigallery.com.

The Funerary Mask is at its home at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and will eventually go on view with the entire Tutankhamun collection at the forthcoming Grand Egyptian Museum. It is a very popular object that travelled in the 1970s and many people have fond memories of it. Because it is such an iconic world treasure, the Egyptian government has decided it will never travel again so that it can remain for posterity.

The artefact you see in advertising for this exhibition is the Canopic Coffinette of Tutankhamun – a small vessel which was used to hold the internal organs. It is one of the 150 original artefacts which will be on display as part of the exhibition at Saatchi Gallery from 2 November 2019 – 3 May 2020.

Concession tickets can be purchased if you are:

Senior 55+ years old

Student with valid ID

Visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate, and a companion/carers entrance is free.

For more information about booking accessible and carer tickets please click here

For your security, no large items of luggage can be brought into or stored at Saatchi Gallery.

Wheeled suitcases are not permitted regardless of their size and weight.

Scooters, folding bicycles, skateboards or musical instruments are not permitted.

Luggage storage is available at major rail stations, including Victoria Station which is a short tube ride, or a 20-minute walk from the Gallery.

All items and persons entering the Gallery will be subject to a search as part of our conditions of entry.

Coats and small bags can be left at the cloakroom for a fee. Pushchairs are not allowed in the exhibition space but can be left at your own risk in the foyer area during your visit, please note this is subject to space availability.

Storage space at the Saatchi Gallery is very limited, therefore we encourage visitors to avoid bringing bags and/or pushchairs where possible.

Cloakroom fees:

• Umbrellas – £1
• Coats – £2
• Bag – £3

Please note that when maximum cloakroom capacity is reached the museum cannot accept any more items. All items deposited in the cloakroom must be collected before leaving the venue, there is no overnight storage. All items in the cloakroom are left at owner’s risk.

You should receive your tickets about 1 month in advance. Please be aware that the latest to expect them is 5 days before the event. If you have any ticket related queries, click here to contact Ticketmaster.

Tickets are sold in 30-minute entry slots. You may spend as much time as you like enjoying the exhibition. The average length of stay is between 60 and 90 minutes.

Opening Times*

Monday-Wednesday 9.30am – last entry 5.30pm
Thursday-Friday 9.30am – last entry 7.30pm 
9am – last entry 7.30pm
Sunday 9am – last entry 6pm

The exhibition will be open from 9am during half term (17-21 Feb)

*The exhibition may open late or close early on certain dates due to private events.

Exhibition closes 90 minutes after last entry.

Yes, there is a box office on site. However, advanced booking is recommended as some sessions may sell out.

Unfortunately, possession of an ICOM membership does not cover free entry for this exhibition.

Yes, audio guides are available in English, Spanish, Mandarin and French. They can be purchased both on the door and when booking tickets.

Please note, headphones are not provided. Visitors who prefer to use headphones are advised to bring their own. The audio guides are compatible with standard headphones.