Visitors to Bolton Museum can experience a journey to Egypt following in the footsteps of English novelist, journalist, traveller and Egyptologist, Amelia Edwards.

The Director of the Egypt Exploration Society, Dr Carl Graves, follow in Amelia's footsteps on her chance visit to Egypt in 1873 that would change British Egyptology forever.

Her travelogue, A Thousand Miles Up the Nile, would inspire generations after her to take up her message to support and promote Egyptian cultural heritage. The presentation is illustrated with archival material held by the Egypt Exploration Society as well as original artwork by Amelia kept at the Griffith Institute and Somerville College, both University of Oxford, and the Peggy Joy Egyptology Library.

The event celebrates the loan of an oil painting of Amelia Edwards, from the society, that will go on display in the Bolton's Egypt galleries from June 12.

It also coincides with the 140th Anniversary of the opening of Bolton's first museum, the Chadwick Museum, in Queens Park on June 12 1884.

The talk takes place on Wednesday, June 12 at 7pm at Bolton Library Basement Lecture Theatre

It is free.