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The Carter Connection

This gallery provides lots of  information about Carter and the Ancient Egyptians plus engaging activities for children. Howard Carter's family was from Swaffham and he spent much of his childhood growing up in  the town.  Our gallery explores his link with Swaffham and the finding of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922.  

Hear Howard Carter reading from his diary and see Egyptian artefacts from the time of Tutankhamun on loan to us from the British Museum.

During 2021 we will be updating this gallery in readiness for the centenary celebrations in 2022.  

Always popular with our visitors, young and old alike, this display also provides engaging activities for children.  


Howard Carter discovers the Tomb of Tutankhamun Howard Carter discovers the Tomb of Tutankhamun