The Ancient Egyptians are here in Southport


A fascinating new exhibition has just opened at The Atkinson gallery, part of the transformed library and theatre performing arts complex adjacent to the Town Hall on Lord Street.

 It's a free chance to see what life was like in Ancient Egypt thousands of years ago.  On display is a beautiful painted sarcophagus that's around 3000 years old, a full size mummy, wonderful intricate jewellery and beadwork, plus everyday objects like sandals, baskets, toys and perfume storage bottles.

All well worth a visit with lots of interactive activities for all the family with fun things for kids to do.  Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm.  Sunday 11.00am - 3.00pm.

In another part of the gallery there's a special exhibition of photographs and paintings of Southport in days gone by many of which you will not have seen before.  These rare early pictures of our town were unearthed and discovered during the reconstruction work to create the new Atkinson.