Birmingham's residents will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity on Saturday when the 'Meet the Mummies' exhibition calls at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
The museum is able to offer visitors the opportunity to see Egyptian mummies up close, because of the redevelopment of the gallery, due to be finished in September.
Simon Cane, Head of Conservation at the museum, said that it was the first the museum has offered visitors such a chance:
"We usually do the conservation every 10 or 20 years. We don't usually get this much time but, because we've been redeveloping the gallery with the mummies out, we thought we'd offer this chance while we can."
The conservation is done to prevent the mummies from deteriorating, which they do when taken away from the climate of the desert.
The exhibition, which is only on for one day, will open at 10:30am and will be free of charge.
New groups will be formed at half past every hour after the exhibit opens and will be made up of 24 people. The groups will be given around twenty minutes with the mummies, one male and two females, which will be out of their coffins.
It will also be possible to see a mummified hand and head upon request.
As well as these attractions, visitors will be shown Egyptian paintings and guildings and will be the shown the techniques used to conserve these items.
Cane says that visitors will also get to see an XRF machine which he describes as "very CSI".
The machine can analyse Egyptian bronzes and tell give the user details of its chemical make-up and age.
Cane said it was unlikely that the museum would be able offer such an opportunity again.