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The Tutankhamun – his tomb and his treasures exhibition at GrandWest is in its final weeks in South Africa and must close on 27 September 2015, thereafter moving on to New York. Don’t miss this last opportunity to experience the spectacular golden treasures of the famous boy king’s tomb before it leaves South Africa for good.

Since this not-to-be missed exhibition opened on 2 June 2015 critics and visitors of all ages have been raving about the rewarding experience of being so close to the story of King Tutankhamun. You need not be a history buff or a budding Egyptologist to marvel at the more than 1,000 exact replicas of King Tut’s treasures on display. Nowhere else in the world will you see this many Tutankhamun “artefacts” up close in one venue, making the exhibition unique.

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Located in the majestic new SunExhibits centre at GrandWest in Cape Town, exhibition-goers are guided through their explorative journey with the help of an audio guide (included in the ticket price) that makes the fascinating experience more enjoyable and fulfilling. There is even a special children’s audio guide, which has proven to be a huge hit with the kids.

If you haven’t yet visited this captivating international exhibition, why not make a date now for a memorable outing? Especially considering that there’s a special up-to-50% discount on all weekday tickets valid from 24 August to 4 September. For just ZAR80 from Mondays to Fridays, you’ll see an overwhelming treasure trove, discover new worlds and learn about the magic of ancient Egypt – it’s an experience for all the senses. Using state-of-the-art technology, the exhibition recreates a piece of the fascinating, bygone exotic empire on the Nile.

© A.M. v. Sarosdy
© A.M. v. Sarosdy

Open seven days a week, the exhibition also has extended hours on weekends from 09h00 – 21h00 (last admission is 90 minutes prior to closing).  Ticket prices range from ZAR80 to ZAR160 per person and there is a special discounted family package of four tickets. Children of five years and younger are admitted free of charge.

It takes about two hours to walk through the exhibition, although many visitors stay for longer. There’s also a shop carrying official programmes, mementos made in Egypt and other quality merchandise. The fascinating “King Tut expo” at GrandWest is an educational and entertaining outing, so book now before it’s too late. The exhibition must close on 27 September.



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