Play Like Champions: Senet Board Game Workshop

Petrie Museum of Egyptian and Sudanese Archaeology
11th Mar 2023
11:00  - 14:00

Painting of Queen Nefertari seated at a small table playing a board game

Queen Nefertari Playing Senet, by Nina de Garis Davies (MET, 30.4.145)

About the event

Drop in, no booking required

Join us in the Petrie Museum with artist Jaquie Feldman to learn, create and play the ancient Egyptian board game Senet. Challenge someone to this game played by Tutankhamun and take your own version home to play with family and friends.

Senet, also known as the 'game of passing', referencing the journey to the Afterlife, is a game whose earliest depiction dates back to 2620 BC. 100 years ago in Tutankhamun’s tomb, an elaborate board on a sledge-like stand was discovered; he believed he would still be playing his favourite game of Senet after his death.


Whether you want to create your own or even just play the game with us, this workshop is recommended for children aged 4+ and adults alike.


There is step free access to the Petrie Museum via the lift in the UCL Science Library and the majority of the Museum is accessible.

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