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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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Just incredible!

It's like walking back in time, like museums were when I was a kid (many years ago!) Everything in... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
A Museum Not Touched By Commericalism

WOW!! This place was fantastic. The was it has been set up it is like you stepped into the the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
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| University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
+44 20 7679 2884
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Reviewed 5 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 29 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 15 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
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 11 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 4 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
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 |