Gallery Trail: Everyday Egyptians

View of Egypt gallery from the entrance
  • Grades 2 - 12
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 14+

Welcome to The Galleries of Africa: Egypt. The Ancient Egyptians had a complex society that spanned thousands of years. By examining the objects they left behind, we can get a glimpse into the daily lives of the ordinary Egyptians.


Work in small groups to explore the gallery and discover what it was like to live and work in Ancient Egypt.


Museum Guidelines

  • Walk. Do not run.
  • Use indoor voices.
  • Stay with your adult.
  • Make way for ROM educators if they need a space for a lesson.
  • Don't touch objects. Only touch objects that are clearly marked as safe to touch.
  • Don’t rush. Focus your time on the objects that capture your interest and complete what you can within the time you have.
  • Ask questions and have fun!

Fast Facts

The displays in the middle of the gallery are organized in chronological order, from the earliest history to the Roman occupation of Egypt. The displays around the outside of the gallery are organized by theme.


Please Note

The mummies are in a very busy area. Please give space to ROM Educators who need to access the mummies with their groups.

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