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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 small UCL museum about a 5 minute walk from UCL's Grant Zoology Museum. A small space full of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Extensive collection tucked in a small building at the University College of London

I am fascinated with Egyptian artifacts and was elated when I stumbled across a recommendation to... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Calgary, Canada
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| University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
+44 20 7679 2884
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 19 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
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We visited over half term as my daughter is currently studying about Egypt so I thought it would be good for here. I am so pleased we visited even though it is not a big museum there are so many artefacts out on display and...More

2  Thank Spencer V
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Our wonderful and engaging front-of-house volunteers are largely responsible for the great time you had during your recent visit to the Petrie. We're so glad to hear how much you enjoyed it! Perhaps you'll be available to visit us again for one of our 'Papyrus:...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

The museum is full of Egyptian artifacts. You can also find some well preserved skeletons. The history of Petrie's work is presented on the walls.

Thank IrinaS_608ZK
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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