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Step Into History: Adventure World, Australian Museum present unique Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs Exhibit

If you’re an Egyptophile - or anyone really who just loves ancient history - but can’t get to Egypt right now, then this showcase is for you (Karryon certainly loved it).

If you’re an Egyptophile – or anyone really who just loves ancient history – but can’t get to Egypt right now, then this showcase is for you (Karryon certainly loved it).

Adventure World and its longtime partner the Australian Museum have introduced a unique exhibition to Australia: RAMSES & the Gold of the Pharaohs. 

On display at Australia’s oldest museum until 15 May 2024, the immersive experience delves into the life of Ramses II. Famously known as Ramses the Great, the pharaoh held the throne in Egypt for an impressive 67 years – the second-longest reign of any pharaoh – and lived to the remarkable age of 92.

The one-of-a-kind exhibition, exclusive to Sydney, features 182 invaluable artefacts. Among them is the coffin of Ramses the Great, along with a collection of Egyptian treasures and relics. 

Notably, a significant number of these artefacts have never been exhibited outside of Egypt before. 

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Celebrating the opening of Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs.

“The Australian Museum and Adventure World have shared a vision since 2014 – doing what we love with purpose,” Australian Museum Director and CEO Kim McKay AO said of the museum’s longstanding partnership with the travel brand.

“Adventure World offers travellers the opportunity to experience active adventure, the wildlife and wilderness of incredible destinations and the ability to experience the culture and heritage of the region. 

“You gain a genuine appreciation of a place and its biodiversity from its people and learning from those who truly understand it, the Australian Museum shares this vision.” 

Adventure World: A “natural” partnership

(L-R) McKay and Rodgers at the Australian Museum Foundation Gala 2023.
(L-R) McKay and Rodgers at the Australian Museum Foundation Gala 2023.

Adventure World Managing Director Neil Rodgers echoed McKay’s remarks, calling the partnership a “natural fit”. 

“The Adventure World traveller is a conscious wayfarer,” he stated. 

“We know our travellers yearn for enrichment and are continuous learners, therefore our choice of strategic partners needs to complement our own ethos of ethical and authentic experiences. I could think of no better-suited partner than the Australian Museum.”

Adventure World and the Australian Museum first partnered in 2014 on an Aztecs exhibition, which showcased more than 200 sacred cultural artefacts from Mexico. This was followed by 2016’s Trailblazers: Australia’s 50 Greatest Explorers showcase and 2022’s SHARKS exhibition. 

In a philanthropic triumph, Adventure World has also contributed over $140,000 to the Australian Museum Foundation, achieved through the donations of trips during Adventure World’s annual ‘Night at the Museum’ Gala fundraiser events.

Win a $20k trip

If all that’s not enough, the tour operator is giving one lucky visitor the chance to win a $20,000 voucher to design their own trip to Egypt or any Adventure World destination. You can enter online or at the exhibition.

Among Adventure World’s Egyptian programs is its 10-day/9-night Authentic Egypt itinerary, in which qualified Egyptologists guide travellers through a series of immersive experiences, including a visit to the upcoming Grand Egypt Museum (GEM). GEM specialty tours include Sunrise breakfast tours, Evening tours and “On the Go” tours.

The Authentic Egypt trip is part of the travel company’s recently launched Authentic Africa Collection, which prioritises conservation and community engagement. 

To find out more about Adventure World’s full suite of tours, visit www.adventureworld.com.au or call 1300 363 055.

Read our interview with Neil Rodgers, who explains why sustainable travel is an easy and lucrative sell.