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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

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Address: | University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7679 2884
13:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 13:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Amazing artifacts!

This museum is for lovers of Egyptology and/or Archaeology as it basically is display upon display of artifacts. It was fascinating to see all these artifacts in one place and to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Eva E
Lund, Sweden
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Lund, Sweden
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is for lovers of Egyptology and/or Archaeology as it basically is display upon display of artifacts. It was fascinating to see all these artifacts in one place and to think what life must have been like in ancient Egypt.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far one of the most kid friendly museums we have been to. A PHD student showed my son most of the major artifacts gave a hand out which kept him busy for almost an hour and since our visit he continues to read and learn about Egypt!!

Thank Kcdc2006
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

If you love Egyptology then you have to visit this museum was even better then the British museum. Lots to see going back over 6000yrs of history. Was on my must see list. One word Amazing

Thank Andrew O
Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I've visited the museum and it was really nice. Small but full of interessting sculptures and clay pots. I remember the sarcophagus and it was insulated and I need some time to find it. But if you are interessted in the old egypt, go there!

Thank macavity12
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Lovely museum, just around the corner from the British. If you love Egypt and are interested in archaeology, you'll love Petrie museum and its vintage, packed aisles.The staff is very polite and informative, there's a lot to do for children and adults as well. Different from any other collection of Egyptian antiques, since these were not stolen but excavated with... More 

Thank rebecca t
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

An extremely comprehensive collection of Egyptian artefacts displayed in a very traditional manner. Some excellent material for anyone with a very specific interest. Bead displays are interesting - and the displays challenge the collection policy. Staff very helpful

Thank Madalyn H
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017

really good museum small but very good collection feels like a museum would of been 100 years ago, Worth a visit after the BM.

Thank stevenbyrne77
Brussels, R?on de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Only open in the afternoon, free entrance. Fascinating place, so many exhibits. Shame we only had one day, would have loved to go back

Thank Vee I
Springfield, Oregon
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Petrie museum was originally set up as a teaching resource for the Department of Egyptian Archaeology and Philology at University College London (UCL). Both the department and the museum were created in 1892 through the bequest of the travel writer Amelia Edwards (1831-1892)probably most known for her 1877 book "1000 miles Up The Nile". Amelia Edwards donated her collection... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

This museum can be quite hard to find as it is hidden away inside the university campus. Once inside there is a wealth of artifacts, which are displayed in a Victorian manner. This is quite charming but because of this the artifacts can be sometimes hard to see, all being stored in wooden cabinets and drawers. There is not a... More 

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