MUSEUM curators organised a fantastic Egyptian fun day for dozens of budding historians.

They stepped back in time and turned Bolton Central Children's library into an ancient world of pyramids, pharaohs and papyrus.

David Edwards, the museum's education manager, said: "We wanted to organise an event for our Family Learning Weekend and decided this would be just the right thing to do.

"Lots of children came along -- and they brought their own mummies as well."

The children, who were all aged from five to 12, were given a chance to wear Egyptian costumes.

Children also took part in a quiz, toured the museum's Egyptology exhibition and got to handle copies of a few 5,000-year-old artefacts.

Some did their own version of a sand dance and made models of pyramid tombs.