The Manchester Museum is home to one of the largest and most important collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the United Kingdom. The collection includes objects from prehistoric Egypt (c. 10,000 BC) to the Byzantine era, up to around AD 600.
There are about 16,000 objects in the Egyptology collection. In addition to the exhibitions in the Daily Life Gallery and the Funerary Gallery, the entrance hall of the Museum displays monumental stone sculpture from the temples of ancient Bubastis (modern Tell Basta and Ihnasya el-Medina) in the Nile Delta. Objects that are not on display are kept in storage, where they are accessible to researchers from around the world.