Discover Ancient Egypt: Gold & Grime

Discover Ancient Egypt: Gold & Grime

Our Egyptology Gallery presents the Goodison Egyptology Collection. The collection of more than 1,000 artefacts was collected by Mrs Goodison during two trips to Egypt in 1887 and 1897.

Little is known of Mrs Goodison, who was born Anne Padley in West Derby, Merseyside, in 1845. Aged 22, she married George Goodison, a civil engineer for the Walton Local Board, who laid a sewerage system in the Everton area. As a gesture of thanks, a road was named after him and – some years later – Everton FC’s stadium on the same road took the name Goodison Park.

Our museum is closed, but you can discover the story of Ancient Egyptian treasures collected by Victorian women in the North West using our online resource Gold and Grime.

Posted on 10 June 2020 under At Home Activities, General news, Museum

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