5 April 2024

Illuminating Egypt Festival

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Illuminating Egypt Festival. National Museum of Australia
The Zaffe Band Traditional Arabian Drumming

The Zaffe Band Traditional Arabian Drumming. Image: National Museum of Australia

Illuminating Egypt Festival: Celebrating culture and community under the stars

Step into Illuminating Egypt – a starlit evening of culture and community at the National Museum of Australia.

Peruse our souk-inspired market stalls and savour the rich flavours of the region with street food from Egypt and the Middle East while you enjoy traditional and contemporary music and dance performances.

Then craft a lantern to light your way through the festival at one of our hands-on family activities.

Explore the wonders of ancient Egypt in the must-see exhibition Discovering Ancient Egypt.*

This event is free and suitable for all ages.

Costs apply and bookings essential for some activities.

*Exhibition entry not included. Open until 8pm.

The details

What: Illuminating Egypt Festival
When: Saturday 13 April 2024 from 4pm to 8pm
Where: National Museum of Australia (Lawson Cres, Acton ACT 2601)
Cost: Free entry, costs apply for some activities. For more info, visit: nma.gov.au/festival

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