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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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Great artefacts and nice and quiet

Free museum at UCL which has plenty to look at though not all well labelled. The stand outs were... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
amelia80
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Scotland
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A TRULY SPECIAL PLACE ,WORLDCLASS !

Our "Cabbie" was stumped at first , but got us close enough , we found a sign , followed it and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stanley L
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Baltimore, Maryland
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| University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Very small UCL museum about a 5 minute walk from UCL's Grant Zoology Museum. A small space full of artifacts. Not all labels are explicit but apparently you can photo and look up online, as all items catalogued. Welcoming staff and while we were there...More

Thank OverTheRainbowLondon
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I am fascinated with Egyptian artifacts and was elated when I stumbled across a recommendation to see Petrie Museum after already seeing the Egyptian Antiquities Museum in Cairo as well as the Egyptian collection at the British Museum. The University has done an outstanding job...More

Thank JY_Globetrotter
Reviewed 12 August 2017

More to the taste of my 10yr old daughter then my 7yr old son. Small but crammed to the rafters with ancient treasures. Wonderful warm welcome when we walked through the doors and plenty of hands on stuff for my son to get involved with....More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Visited the museum in July, thought we would be there for about an hour....we were there 2 hours and had to leave because we had a meal booked. Fantastic Egyptian artefacts...really amazing place. We will be going back!

1  Thank Minnie3516
Reviewed 3 August 2017

As other posters have stated, this truly is a hidden gem! This small museum is packed full of amazing artifacts from Egypt and Nubia and some of the pieces are just breath taking! This is one of the best displays of Ancient Egyptian works I...More

Thank ShineEye
Reviewed 20 July 2017

What a gem this place is. How can they possibly store so much in such a small space! Old fashioned display cases with thousands of labelled artefacts in glass cases, or in cupboard drawers. Limited children's activities available. No refreshments.

1  Thank EnglishNomad02
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We’ve done the big museums in London many time and love them! However, this is our first trip in June and found them all very busy and it made it hard to enjoy them the way we like. For this reason, we sought out some...More

1  Thank sutrotower
Reviewed 2 July 2017

My boyfriend and I visited late June. No words or photos can describe how detailed and amazing this museum is. Just go! You will not be disappointed. We cant wait to return. Thank you!

1  Thank Bluebanoonoos
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Bloomsbury
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
...More
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