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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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A must for Egyptian History buffs!

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London is part of University College London Museums... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Praful S
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Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
Bigger than expected

The Petrie Museum isn't large but still bigger than I expected and has 80,000 objects on display... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tremse
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Llandudno Junction, United Kingdom
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| University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London is part of University College London Museums and Collections. It is reputed to contain over 80,000 objects.The museum is at Malet Place, near Gower Street and the University College London science library. Admission is free.More

1  Thank Praful S
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your recent review - it means so much to us and future visitors. And yes, the Petrie collection is comprised of 80,000 + objects, approximatley 10% of that number is on display, the remainder in storage. But additional gems like our new...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Petrie Museum isn't large but still bigger than I expected and has 80,000 objects on display from Sudan and Egypt. Most items are behind glass and flash photography is not allowed. The objects may not be as large as some in other museums but...More

Thank Tremse
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope you enjoyed the App. All good wishes from Team Petrie.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The nearby British museum has the major sculpture, reliefs and mummys. The Petrie has a large (very large) collection of pots, and everyday items. There are also smaller reliefs and jewellery. It gives the impression of being quite crammed in with a large number of...More

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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Gerard, Thank you for your recent review. We hope you enjoyed our new display cases too, if not then perhaps this is another reason to return. All good wishes Team Petrie

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

A small museum but has a lot of interesting artifacts. I visited on a special event when they had talks and drinks on offer. Plus, interactive experiences. Not to be missed!

2  Thank 605audreye
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

A hidden gem down a back street in UCL. The Petrie collection was taken out of London for safe-keeping during the Second World War and, when it returned, was housed in a former stable block, where it remains today. This is a working teaching and...More

2  Thank Ian C
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Dear Ian, Thank your for the lovely write-up! Hope to see you again, perhaps at one of our events. Best wishes Team Petrie

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Amazing little museum, filled with beautifully restored Egyptian artifacts. As the museum is hidden away, it attracts less people. Which is awesome as you don't have the rush of tourists barging through with massive backpacks or kids screaming in the background. Overall, It's a lovely...More

5  Thank ThePinkUnicorn
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

This was our second visit to the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. The museum houses one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese artefacts in the world and illustrates life in the Nile Valley from prehistoric times. This museum really is a hidden gem...More

15  Thank Sandygranny
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Thank you for your recent review. We are looking foward to your third visit! Hopefully see you soon. Best wishes Team Petrie

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

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.

2  Thank Jacqui44poole
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

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

2  Thank brixtontrev
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

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

1  Thank Alan G
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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
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