The popularity of the Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures exhibition at Silverstar’s new entertainment venue, The Globe, continues to grow. Since the exhibition opened in early December 2014, over 50 000 visitors have experienced the wonders of Tutankhamun’s tomb in this captivating exhibition that offers visitors of all ages the unique opportunity to experience the treasures of the tomb at their moment of discovery.
To cater for the demand for tickets, the closing date for the exhibition is extended to 12 April. “We unfortunately cannot extend the exhibition closing date past 12 April 2015 and therefore stress the urgency for visitors to book now to avoid disappointment” says Tyrone Thöle of Great World Exhibitions, the company that together with partners SC Exhibitions (Germany) and Silverstar brought this highly acclaimed international exhibition to South Africa and the continent for the first time.
Patrons and members of the media have raved about the exhibition since it opened. “Initially I had misgivings about seeing replicas of the original artifacts but the exhibitors have so got it right.” says IOL.co.za while The Mercury hails the exhibition as “intelligently produced, thoughtfully curated, well presented and profoundly realistic.”
— King Tut Exhibition (@kingtut_jhb) February 25, 2015
Tutankhamun and ancient Egypt are part of the Grade 5 curriculum. Therefore the appeal for learners to see the 1000+ perfectly replicated artifacts for themselves and to learn through the on-site experience has made the Tutankhamun exhibition invaluable to both scholars and educators alike. Special group discounts are available to learners and their educators.
Tutankhamun offers families a truly exceptional experience as they are guided through the exploration “journey” with the help of an audio guide (included in the ticket price). The audio guide is available in an adult and a child version, which makes the experience informative, enjoyable and fulfilling for the whole family. As with all facilities at Silverstar, the exhibition is open seven days a week, even during load shedding.
It takes about two hours to walk through the exhibition, although many visitors stay for longer. There’s a shop carrying official programmes, mementos made in Egypt and other quality merchandise. The fascinating “King Tut” exhibition at Silverstar is a not-to-be-missed educational and entertaining outing. Remember, the April school holidays are just weeks away, so book now, before the exhibition closes on 12 April 2015 via www.tut-exhibition.co.za
Exhibition dates: Open daily until 12 April, 2015
Venue: Silverstar Muldersdrift, Mogale City Next to R28 Krugersdorp/Pretoria highway
Opening times: Sundays – Thursdays: 09h00 – 19h00 Fridays & Saturdays: 09h00 – 21h00
Public Holidays: 09h00 – 21h00 (Last admission 90 minutes prior to closing)
Estimated time to view the entire exhibition: ± 2 hours
Ticket prices (incl. use of audio guide):
Adults: R160 Seniors (60+ years) & Students: R120 Children (6 to 18 years): R100 Children under 6 years: Free
Visitors may access the exhibition at any time within the 30-minute time slot selected
when booking (online or at the box office).
Once inside the exhibition, visitors are welcome to stay as long as they want within opening hours.
Family and Group discounts and packages
Tsogo Sun Cardholders, School, Group, Family, Pensioner and other special offers are available
Bookings and online
Visit www.tut-exhibition.co.za and www.silverstarcasino.co.za for bookings and information
Twitter: www.twitter.com/KingTut_JHB – @kingtut_jhb
Event Hashtag: #KingTut_JHB
Call 011-662-7434/7423 or email email@example.com
Show & Stay Packages
Call 011-6627433 or visit www.silverstarcasino.co.za
About SC Exhibitions
SC Exhibitions (www.sc-exhibitions.com) is a division of the culture and events promoter Semmel Concerts. The company has been involved in live entertainment for over 20 years and is an affiliate of CTS Eventim AG, Europe’s leading ticketing and live entertainment corporation. “Semmel” stands for the name of company founder Dieter Semmelmann, “Concerts” for cultural experiences such as shows, readings, media projects and venue operation. The exhibition “TUTANKHAMUN – His Tomb and His Treasures” has been a global success since 2008. As an international producer and local host, SC Exhibitions brings entertainment, education and knowledge to a wide audience with selected exhibitions.
About Great World Exhibitions
Great World Exhibitions is South Africa’s leading promoter and presenter of internationally acclaimed touring exhibitions. Our proven track record and exclusive focus on delivering touring exhibitions reassure our partners of a commercially sound operating model and a professional service. Our objectives are to entertain, educate and inspire South Africans. We achieve this by showcasing the most exceptional and innovative exhibitions that captivate audiences all over the world. Since 2012, our team has successfully promoted and run three BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life and two Da Vinci – The Genius exhibitions at prime locations in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Our latest venture, TUTANKHAMUN – His Tomb and His Treasures is currently at Silverstar Casino in Johannesburg until 12 April 2015.
Silverstar, the jewel on the West Rand, offers a host of dining options to cater for all tastes with most restaurants overlooking the outdoor square, which features a state-of-the-art 50m² high definition screen for major sporting events. In addition Silverstar offers a 2,200-seater dome hosting a variety of entertainment offerings such as concerts, comedy and exhibitions. The recently upgraded complex features ten-pin bowling, laser tag and six new cinemas boasting the latest 3D technology, including a new gaming area, thus truly positioning Silverstar as the premier entertainment destination in the West Rand.
About Tsogo Sun
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