Tut Fest

George Mitchell Primary and Early Years Site, Byron Road, London, E10 5DT
13th Sep 2023
13:00-15:00: School pupils only
15:00-16.45: All welcome

Limestone head of Min-Amun. Image © UCL/Mary Hinkley

Please note this event has been rescheduled from 5 July 2023.

About Tut Fest

This family-friendly celebration of the early life of Tutankhamun and the wider experiences of childhood in ancient Egypt features free activities, such as object handling, games, art, bread-making, family trails, a street museum and hieroglyph-writing.

The event takes place at George Mitchell Primary and Early Years Site, Byron Road, London, E10 5DT and presents the work of Year 3, who have been involved in the UCL project ‘Tutankhamun the Boy: Growing Up in Ancient Egypt’.

Tut Fest features activities for young visitors of all ages, all run by Year 3 pupils and UCL staff, and also provides an opportunity for young people to learn about university life at UCL. 

Who is it for?

This event is aimed primarily at local children and their families. All are welcome, with activities predominantly for 4-12 year olds. Older children and families who would like to find out about studying at university and UCL are also welcome to come and meet representatives from UCL’s University Life team.


The 'Tutankhamun the Boy' project and Tut Fest are run by UCL, with teams from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian and Sudanese Archaeology, Widening Participation, and colleagues from across the department of Library, Culture, Collections & Open Science (LCCOS).

The project has been made possible with generous funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, administered by the Museums Association on behalf of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Friends of the Petrie Museum.

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