Manchester Ancient Egypt Society members enjoy a range of trips to Egyptology collections across the UK and further afield. Previous trips have included visits to Stockholm, Turin, Glasgow and Edinburgh, Liverpool, Southport, Oxford and London.

The MAES gang in Egypt!

A group of MAES members visited Luxor (before Covid!) and there are plans for more trips when travel restrictions are relaxed –  watch this space!

Trips are available only to MAES members and their partners.

Photo: Ken Greaves

MAES members in Munich


A group of MAES members recently spent a long weekend in Munich, visiting the  impressive collection at the recently refurbished Egyptian Museum (Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst).

The spacious, well-lit galleries house a stunning array of Egyptian artefacts arranged chronologically from the Predynastic Period through to the Roman era.  Highlights include: a large blue-painted Bes pot; a kneeling statue of Senenmut, architect of Hatshepsut’s Deir el-Bahri temple; a portrait face of Hatshepsut herself;  a double New Kingdom statue of Neye and Mutnofret; a Ptolemaic statue of Isis; a display of prehistoric artefacts and a Coptic sculpture of a youth holding up an arch.

The group also visited the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, while two members extended their stay to explore the Alte (Old) Gallery in Munich (housing a world-renowned collection of fine art) before travelling to Hildesheim and Hanover to visit the Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum in Hildesheim (which includes a particularly fine collection of Old Kingdom objects including the seated statue of Hemiunu, chief architect of the Great Pyramid) and the Egyptian collection at the August Kestner Museum in Hanover, which includes a range of objects from Amarna.

Photos: Louise Hart (Senenmut, Bes) and Rob Coles.