Last Chance to See the Rosetta Stone Cast!

Last Chance to See the Rosetta Stone Cast!

An Honour for Rye

You have a rare opportunity to see the cast of the British Museum’s most popular exhibit — the famous Rosetta Stone  — here in Rye!  The loan of the stone cast to Rye Museum by the British Museum  is a great honour for Rye. The Rosetta Stone was the key in deciphering Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs.  The cast has been on display throughout the Rye Arts Festival and can be seen at East Street Museum for the remaining 3 weekends of October.

Already a number of school children from the outlying schools have been able to visit the Museum thanks to Rye Community Transport and in particular Pat Hughes who has organised the bus trips from Winchelsea and Beckley schools and more trips are arranged for next week.

 The children have been able to view the stone close up and hear the story of how and when it was made and later found. The children were then able to write out their names in hieroglyphs.

Do come along to the Museum on East Street which is open on Saturdays and Sundays until 28th October from 10.30- 4.30. Entry is free but donations are most welcome to help with the upkeep of the museum.
 

Egyptian themed crafts at the next Children’s Afternoon


On Monday 22nd October at the start of Half Term holiday there will be another children’s craft afternoon at East Street Museum starting at 2pm until 4pm.
 
The cost is only £2 per child with accompanying adult. Look out for the posters.
Children will be able to make Egyptian themed crafts.
 
Rye Museum thanks the Rye and Winchelsea Rotary Club for sponsoring this event.  

 

 

First posted in East Street Posts, Featured on 14th October 2018
Last updated: 14th October 2018