Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

Venue Queensland Museum, Cnr Melbourne & Grey Streets, South Bank, Brisbane

Dates 5 to 30 Sep 2013

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Welcome to the heart of the Silk Road.

Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul showcases some of the most remarkable archaeological finds in all of Central Asia and provides a glimpse into the world of the ancient Silk Road.
 
Featuring almost 230 priceless objects from between 2200 BC and AD 200, this exhibition showcases sculptures, jewellery and gold work of extraordinary beauty and significance.

To book your ticket please select an available session date from the menu on the left.

Learn more about the exhibition, including why these treasures were once thought lost or destroyed.

Booking information

• This is a timed ticketed event. You must attend the session time you have booked for. Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged.
• Please arrive 10 minutes before your session time. Late entries may not be able to be accommodated.
• Please allow additional time if parking at the Museum on weekends, public holidays or school holidays.
• The exhibition is recommended for children 8 years and above.
• Prams, large bags and food & drink (including bottled water) cannot be taken in to the exhibition. These may be checked free of charge at the Museum Cloak Room on Level 2.

All images courtesy National Geographic and Thierry Ollivier

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Schools

Find out about booking a school visit, exhibition learning resources and our Teacher Preview event.

Groups

Groups consist of 10 or more paying visitors and can be made up of both children and adults. Children’s groups must be accompanied by 1 adult for every 10 children.

Benefits offered to groups include; discounted ticket prices for adults and children (3 – 15 years), one free adult with every group and meal packages (see Group Booking form for options).

Group prices (inclusive of booking fees)
Adult $19.00
Child (3-15 years) $11
1 Free Adult per Group

Booking Process
Email a completed Group Booking form to groups@qtix.com.au or phone (07) 3840 7466.

Additional Information
• This is a timed ticketed event. You must attend the session time you have booked for. Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged.
• Please arrive 10 minutes before your session time. Late entries may not be able to be accommodated.
• Please allow additional time if parking at the Museum on weekends, public holidays or school holidays.
• The exhibition is recommended for children 8 years and above.
• Prams, large bags and food & drink (including bottled water) cannot be taken in to the exhibition. These may be checked free of charge at the Museum Cloak Room on Level 2.
• No pass outs.
• Photography is not permitted.
• For additional information see plan your visit or phone (07) 3840 7466

Publication
A publication about the exhibition is available for purchase at the time of booking. Pre-purchased publications can be collected from the Museum Shop on Level 2, Queensland Museum. Please provide your receipt at time of collection.
 
Publications are also available for purchase from the Museum Shop.

Café
Collectors Café will be offering a selection of themed food and drink to complement your exhibition experience. More information will be available soon.

Lunch packs are available for pre-order for groups, including school groups (gluten-free and vegetarian options are available on request).

A series of events is planned to accompany this exhibition. For the latest news and updates about our events, please sign up to receive our e-newsletters or visit the Queensland Museum website.

After Dark

Travel the mysterious Silk Road to the heart of Afghanistan for a night with good friends, great music and extraordinary stories.

Featuring live music from DJ Sharif Galal (Triple J), the Silk Road Lounge, Collector's Bar, traditional tea services, live Afghan cooking demonstrations, and entry to the exhibition.

Last year's The Mummy: After Dark events sold out so don't miss your chance to visit this exquisite exhibition After Dark. Three Fridays only.

11 October
15 November
13 December

This is an 18+ event. ID may be requested on entry.
Adult: $26.50 / MyMuseum member adult: $23.85

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Afghan Cuisine Master Class

Masterchef has nothing on these guys. Explore the tastes and smell of a mix of traditional and contemporary Afghan cooking at our lively demonstrations. Our professional Chef will demonstrate five courses of a traditional menu, sharing recipes and techniques along the way. Tasting treats will be available.

14 – 17 October. 10.30am session daily.
Adult: $86.50 / MyMuseum member adult: $77.85

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The Bazaar

Join in the opening celebrations and wander the Bazaar. Explore the sights, sounds tastes and smells of Afghanistan on your doorstep.

Traditional merchants, food stalls and tea services will be on offer along with Brisbane's best handmade and bespoke crafts. This is one experience you won't want to miss.

Saturday 7 September. 9am – 3.30pm.
Free admission. Tickets not required.

If you would like to make an enquiry about venue hire during Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul, please email foundation@qm.qld.gov.au or call 07 3842 9392.


Ticket Prices Hide Details
This is a timed ticketed exhibition. Pre-purchase of tickets is essential to guarantee availability.
 
Adult: $21.50
Concession: $19.00
Child: $12.00
Family: $59.00

MyMuseum members: 10% discount on exhibition tickets and merchandise

Groups (adult): $19.00
Groups (child): $11.00

Prices include all booking fees

School groups: $11.00 per child plus $14.00 transaction fee
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