Egypt Centre Volunteers reach final of international Museums and Heritage Awards

The Egypt Centre, Museum of Egyptian Antiquities at Swansea University recently made a shortlist of six for the Volunteers of the Year Team category at the Museums and Heritage Awards 2017.

Egypt Centre volunteer awards shortlisting 1

The Awards recognise projects of excellence, innovative and ground-breaking exhibitions from galleries and visitor attractions across the UK and Europe (International Attraction Award only).




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The Egypt Centre volunteers are a key element of the museum, guiding visitors round Wales’ largest collection of Egyptian Antiquities and demonstrating activities such as Mummification.  Visitors are also able to learn the ancient board game Senet as well as handle genuine ancient Egyptian artefacts.  Four of the Egypt Centre team travelled to the awards ceremony in London at the prestigious 8 Northumberland Avenue.



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The Egypt Centre’s Museum Volunteer Manager, Syd Howells said;

“The recognition of making the shortlist of six in the category of Volunteer Team of the Year is a testimony to the commitment and continuing excellence of our group of volunteers.  Without them the museum could not offer the visitor experience that defines the Egypt Centre.  They are all a credit to the museum and to Swansea University.”




For further information on the Egypt Centre and its activities and opening times, please visit

Further information on the Museums and Heritage Awards can be found here;

Picture 1: Egypt Centre volunteers success up in lights 

Picture 2: (left to right) Alison John (Volunteer), Wendy Goodridge (Assistant Curator) and Dulcie Engel (Volunteer)

Picture 3: (left to right) Alison John (Volunteer), Syd Howells (Volunteer Manager) and Dulcie Engel (Volunteer)