Mummy extended due to popular demand
The Queensland Museum has extended its blockbuster exhibition Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb until 21 October following record tickets sales and sell-out weekend crowds.
Nearly 100,000 tickets have been sold for the Mummy exhibition since it opened in April - the highest number of tickets for any touring show in the history of the Museum.
Arts Minister Ros Bates said she was delighted the tomb doors would remain open to give more Queenslanders the opportunity to enjoy the wonders of ancient Egypt.
"Organisers have been blown away by the interest in this exhibition and it's great that we can now offer the public nearly two more months of this fantastic show," Ms Bates said.
"The high ticket sales certainly reflect both Queenslanders' rapidly growing cultural appetite and Brisbane's growing reputation as one of Australia's most artistic and culturally diverse cities."
"It's been a bumper year for the Museum with its 150th birthday and refurbishment. Coupled with the Mummy exhibition this has helped establish the venue as a must-visit attraction alongside its Cultural Centre neighbours, the Queensland Art Gallery/GOMA, the State Library of Queensland and QPAC."
Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb uses cutting-edge technology to explore the life, death and mummification of celebrated priest Nesperennub and the ancient Egyptian civilisation through a special 3D movie.
Visitors then walk through the exhibition, which features four of the British Museum's best preserved mummies and more than 100 ancient Egyptian objects, including sections from "the book of the dead" and canopic jars.
More information and tickets are available through www.mummy.qm.qld.gov.au
Pre booking is strongly recommended as many sessions sell out in advance.