Written on: 20/03/2011 by Paulus1960 (1 review written)
After missing out on a school prize of a visit to the 1972 London exhibition due to illness, I thought I was going to see a second rate copy, how wrong I was. The exhibits were fantastic, the information boards were just right and not too boring. My headset malfunctioned twice and the batteries ran out on both my companions but this was quickly sorted out first by a technician who was actually on his day off, then by a lovely lady who when we said we did not want to return to the start of... (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2011
Well what can i say, this exhibition was simply a disaster. Extreme overpricing aside, i hope u like queuing, expect to queue for at least 2.5 hours standing up, which is great for the young and old alike!
Oh yeah what isnt clear from the advertising is, that all the exhibits are reproductions! And its not hard to tell, afterall the ancient egytians did not use emulsion paint to the best of my knowledge.
Mandatory audio headsets with commentaries by what sounds like amatuer dramitic... (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2011
I agree with the other reviews. Morning shows had already been sold out by 10.10am and only tickets for 2pm onwards where left. After queueing for tickets and then having to wander The trafford centre for over 4hrs we returned to queue again to get in, queue for audio and then when we entered the first curtained room there was once activity table for children and a few information boards only to discover that we had to queue again to get to the exhibits. Each group was seperated by 12... (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2011
Not greatly signposted to start with. It is a strictly organised tour where you have to watch a few films and displays before seeing the 'treasures'. We had to wait 50 mns before entering the first film area. We couldn't even read the displays because we had to keep the place in the queue. Then a coachload of blind people jumped the queue to enter with us without any explanation from staff. Very badly organised access for disabled! Not enough seats or viewing space with children sat on floor... (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2011
From he moment we arrived we had trouble purchasing our tickets from the box office,which were pre booked that morning, so we had to stand for 20 mins till until our booking was confirmed, My children moaned all the way round that they was bored n so was i to be truthful listening to audio isnt my thing, i was quite dissappointed that it wasnt very child friendly,apart from 1 activity room which a member of staff failed to mention,so we missed that too, then we went to the cafe which... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2011 by Amy83Lancs (1 review written)
Very very disapointed in the tutankhamun museum tour. I feel it wasnt value for money as you couldnt see anything as you had to line up like cattle going to the slaughter to view every piece. The audio tour voices were extremely boring too. It would have been alot better if you was allowed to view the pieces in your own time and not have to follow in a group , as I couldnt see anything anyway. In most museums you can stroll around at your own pace. Again i would like to add very disappointed. (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2011
Very dissapointed, the charge for this display is way-way over the top!!
All the contents are fakes. The lead headline for the exhibit does not in my opinion make this perfectly clear.
None of the exhibits are anything like the originals, they are simply too new!!
The setting within the display leads you to believe that all the exhibits are the real thing, that is until you read the description, on each there is a note that the exhibit is true to the original??
I would simply not know if... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2011
I agree entirely with the previous reviewer. The content of the Tutankhamun exhibition at the Trafford Centre did not live up to the marketing hype. Yes, the exhibits were fantastic replicas of the real items, however, the static nature of the presentations was less than inspiring. The audio commentary was delivered in a style which could have been so much more dynamic and entertaining and the content was written in an unnecessarily academic form. My 4 kids had a version designed for... (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2010 by happyh (1 review written)
My advice would be to save the admission fee and take the short trip into Manchester City Centre and go to Manchester Museum where the Egyptian display is the real deal.
The first difficultly is finding the actual venue as it is currently not well sign-posted in the Trafford Centre. There is a car park right next to the musuem of musuems but we couldn't find it as there was no apparent signage on the approach roads.
The exhibition has three long audio video tape presentations, which are... (read more)
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