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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

| University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
+44 20 7679 2884
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Very important museum with very early artefacts and manageable in a day.

Visited this private museum of artefacts and was amazed at the variety especially of jewellery and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
fantastic collection of artifacts

Had never heard of this place until I saw it on a TV programme about ancient Egypt. Worked out... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
+44 20 7679 2884
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this private museum of artefacts and was amazed at the variety especially of jewellery and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and easy manageable range of displays covering a vast age of Egyptian history. Magnificent and a very enjoyable day.

Thank Jacqui44poole
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had never heard of this place until I saw it on a TV programme about ancient Egypt. Worked out where it was - up an alley way in the centre of the University College London campus off Gower Street. Doesn't open till 1pm. Once in...More

Thank brixtontrev
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum hidden away in the bowels of the University College London probably isn't for everyone -- but it should be! The collection is nowhere as impressive as the nearby British Museum's collection of Egyptian Art, but it holds a special place in the history...More

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small highly specialist museum, so much more satisfactory than vast unwieldy collections, of Egyptian stuff. Only 10 minutes north of the British museum, much more atmospheric and absorbing. Empty but staff are experts. Highly recommended.

Thank Catherine E E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After watching a television program on ancient Egypt that mentioned the Petrie Museum, I decided to visit. It was a little tricky to find but well worth the effort. Many of the items on display are small things that people used in their everyday lives....More

Thank rnldarl2016
Reviewed 6 November 2017

It's like walking back in time, like museums were when I was a kid (many years ago!) Everything in here is to do with Egyptian archaeology and it's all in glass display cases which themselves look ancient! Worth going to see the oldest recording piece...More

Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed 31 October 2017

WOW!! This place was fantastic. The was it has been set up it is like you stepped into the the actual time when this artifacts were firsts discovered. From the original labels that were use for the catalog to some pictures of the actual people...More

1  Thank RICHARD B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

90K objects to view @ your leisure or you can ask for specific docent tour. Drawers beneath the cabinets can be pulled out to view more objects. Cases of fabulous jewelry, pottery, amulets, glassware, hieroglyphics...endless! Be sure & stop @ the child's table & read...More

Thank islandgryl
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Free museum at UCL which has plenty to look at though not all well labelled. The stand outs were some clothes, including a 5000 year old linen shirt. Near to the British Museum and much less busy; recommended for half an hour or so.

Thank amelia80
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Our "Cabbie" was stumped at first , but got us close enough , we found a sign , followed it and found it with no problem . Upon walking thru the door and seeing this collection of thousands of objects I was truly Amazed ,...More

Thank Stanley L
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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18 November 2017|
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Response from ArtHistorytraveler | Reviewed this property |
It would have to be a small class since it is a relatively small museum but there are lots of drawers you can open to look at other artifacts which makes it fun. You don't mention the age of your students but Egyptian... More
Sam W
11 November 2017|
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Response from Stanley L | Reviewed this property |