Last chance to see Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs

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Last chance to see Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs

Australian Museum’s most successful exhibition set to close 19 May, 2024

3 May, 2024, Sydney: Exclusive to Sydney, the remarkable Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition must depart the Australian Museum on Sunday 19 May, 2024 after its record-breaking six month run. This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition has captivated audiences and, with more than 460,000 tickets already sold, it is the most successful exhibition in the Australian Museum’s history.

Australian Museum Director and CEO, Kim McKay AO said that after years of negotiation and planning, including securing the coffin of Ramses II for display in Sydney, the positive responses to the exhibition’s rich curation of rare objects and dynamic storytelling have been rewarding.

“When visitors enter Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs they find themselves immersed in another time, another place, another civilisation, one that is far removed from home.  These great works of art and cultural artefacts and the stories they tell have provided a transformative and emotional experience for our visitors. The artefacts are unlikely to be seen again in Australia in our lifetimes, so I urge those who have not yet seen Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs to take advantage of the extended Museum hours in the closing weeks,” Ms McKay said.

Executive Chairman & Group CEO of presenting partner NEON, Ron Tan, said Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs has brought ancient Egypt to life for thousands of Australian Museum visitors.

From the exquisite golden masks and jewellery to the ornate coffins, sacred statues and animal mummies, ancient Egypt captures our imagination. All of their temples, architecture and artefacts are still so visible, and we are thrilled that Australian audiences have been able to experience this unique culture through the compelling and engaging story of Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs,” Mr Tan said.

With just over two weeks until Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs closes, the Australian Museum is open until 9pm every day.

Complementing the exhibition, the Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs VR experience takes viewers on an immersive  whirlwind tour of the Abu Simbel temples and the Tomb of Queen Nefertari, while the A Gateway to Egypt program of lectures and panel discussions connects audiences with experts and history scholars.

Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs is presented in partnership with World Heritage Exhibitions,  Neon Global and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, with the support of Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. The exhibition is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Create NSW Blockbuster Funding initiative, Adventure World and Accor Hotels.

  •  Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs – exclusive to the Australian Museum.
  • Until Sunday 19 May, 2024
  • Tickets: Adult from $54, Concession from $39, Child from $34. Book now: through Ticketmaster  
  • Extended Opening Hours:  Monday – Sunday open 9am-9pm
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The Australian Museum (AM) was founded in 1827 and is the nation’s first museum. It is internationally recognised as a natural science and culture institution focused on Australia and the Pacific. As custodian of more than 22 million objects and specimens, the AM is uniquely positioned to provide a greater understanding of the region through its scientific research, exhibitions, and public and education programs. Through the Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI), the AM also plays a leading role in conserving Australia’s biodiversity through understanding the environmental impacts of climate change, potential bio-security threats and invasive species. Visit Australian Museum for more information.


NEON, formerly Cityneon, is a global leader in creating and producing experiential entertainment. NEON enjoys worldwide partnerships with The Walt Disney Company and Marvel Entertainment for Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. and Marvel Avengers Station: Evolution, 20th Century Studios for AVATAR: The Exhibition, Hasbro for Transformers: The Experience, NBCUniversal for Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and Lionsgate for The Hunger Games: The Exhibition. It also has a partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment to produce two brand-new, unique global touring themed art experiences namely Harry Potter: Visions of Magic that premiered in Cologne, Germany, in December 2023, and a DC inspired experience slated to debut in 2025. The Company also partners with the governments of Egypt and Peru for their original artefact IP experiences, Ramses the Great & the Gold of the Pharaohs and Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru, respectively, plus authentic artefact tours Pompeii: The ExhibitionMummies of the World: The Exhibition, and Victoria the T. Rex.

The Group’s IP experiences are powered by ANIMAX, a fully owned subsidiary and a world-class creative animatronics powerhouse that specialises in research and development, engineering and entertainment robotics, with state-of-the-art facilities located in Nashville, US, Wuxi, China and the Middle East. NEON’s global partnerships have enabled the Group to bring compelling experiences that leave lasting memories to millions of visitors in more than 70 cities to date globally. For more information, please visit


World Heritage Exhibitions (WHE) is renowned for producing, promoting, and designing the finest quality museum content on the globe. Their exhibitions have captivated, educated, and inspired visitors in virtually every major market on the planet. With a combined 150 years of exhibition experience, the WHE executive team has been responsible for touring many of the world’s most valuable treasures, including objects from King Tutankhamun’s tomb, relics from Cleopatra’s Royal Palace, artefacts from the Titanic, items from the discovery of Pompeii, and more.


Adventure World is an established and passionate group of global adventurers.

With more than 40 years of experience, Adventure World has been curating authentic and sustainable travel experiences to guarantee its guests experience the lifeblood of a destination, with the flexibility of customisable itineraries. All Adventure World product is underpinned by its Travel with Purpose charter, to celebrate and conserve culture, create socio-economic benefits for communities, protect wildlife and restore marine life all the while creating authentic opportunities for like-minded travellers aid us in the mission. We work closely with our partners TreadRight Foundation, Animals Asia and the Australian Museum, and work towards meeting 11 of the United Nations’ Global Sustainable Development Goals and putting into action, our travel with purpose philosophy.

Key facts:

Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs record-breaking season

More than 460,000 tickets have already sold

The most successful exhibition in the Australian Museum’s history!

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