Exhibition Information

Journey into an ancient Egyptian world of magic, mummies and mystery in a unique exhibition from the British Museum. Discover the spells, rituals and obstacles on the quest to the perfect afterlife.


$20.00 – Adults
$12.50 – Kids (Aged 5-15)
$15.00 – Concession (Concession card holder)
$55.00 – Family (Includes 2 adults 2 children, or 1 adult 3 children)
$70.00 – Groups of four adults (buy four, save $10)
Free entry for kids under 5

For phone enquiries, please call 1300 134 081, or book online now.


Outside Western Australian Museum – Perth at night
Western Australian Museum – Perth
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Western Australian Museum — Perth
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Perth.


17 May 2013 – 22 September 2013


Wheelchair access, parking, lifts, toilets and courtesy wheelchairs are available. Please see our staff for assistance with our access lifts. Food and drinks are not allowed in the exhibitions.


Prams are permitted within the exhibition, however storage is also available should you not wish to take the pram into the gallery. Please see Visitor Services staff on arrival.


Non-commercial photography of Secrets of the Afterlife is permitted. Flash photography of all types is not allowed.

School excursions and education programs

Please be aware that this exhibition will be visited by school groups during school hours and there may be some crowding and increased noise during these periods.

Attention - human remains

Note that the two mummies in this exhibition are the remains of ancient Egyptian people. Their bodies were prepared and wrapped in accordance with their cultural and religious beliefs, between 2900 and 2600 years ago.

Some people may find the presence of human remains disturbing.


The Western Australian Museum requires volunteers who are enthusiasts of ancient Egypt to assist with the Secrets of the Afterlife international exhibition.

If you like telling stories and are physically fit, can volunteer one or more days a week (especially weekends) and want to have some fun we would like to hear from you.

To register your interest in becoming a volunteer please contact Volunteer Coordinator Les Barradeen by email at les.barradeen@museum.wa.gov.au or by phone 94272706.

Training, insurance cover and a t-shirt will be supplied to all successful volunteers.