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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

#289 of 2,403 things to do in London
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Address: Malet Place | University College London, London WC1E 6BT, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7679 2884
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A museum that is absolutely stuffed with stuff

Interesting little museum tucked away in UCL. There are lots and lots of things here, mostly smaller items or fragments, but things like the cosmetic bits and bobs were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Interesting little museum tucked away in UCL. There are lots and lots of things here, mostly smaller items or fragments, but things like the cosmetic bits and bobs were fascinating. I did get overwhelmed by the pots and being far from an expert, needed more interpretation than there was to get much out of the many cases of pots. Having... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Interesting museum, you won't see anything too large here, but it was nice to see some of the colours still present on the stonework on display. There was everything from pots to needles to a coffin. Easy to find and a short walk from Euston station

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The Petrie Museum is on a par with the British & Cairo Museums but on a much smaller scale. It has limited opening hours 1-5pm from Tuesday to Saturday and entry is free. It is part of University College London and hidden down pedestrianised Malet Place. Signs on Gower St direct you around the corner to Torrington Place and eventually... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Bit hard to find as its inside the university building but its worth visiting. You need at least an hour and half to visit all museum.

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Barnsley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

For a small museum, there is plenty to see at the Petrie. It is tucked away at UCL. When I visited there was an Art installation, 'Nu' Shabtis - Liberation by Zahed Taj-Eddin. This exhibition of Egyptian Faience, but the modern versions are free to do whatever they like! They were dotted throughout the display cases and made me smile.... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Petrie Egyptian Museum A flight of wooden steps leads to the museum and admission is free of charge. The museum has the collection of the great archaeologist Sir Flinders Petrie who out of the art of antiquary created the science of Archaeology. Over the years the museum has added further exhibits and today has around 80,000 exhibits. It is a... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Egyptology in a hidden museum. A treasure in london, if you loves Ancient Egypt must visit the museum. Reserve hours for the visit and enjoy all the pieces.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a surprisingly large collection of Egyptian artifacts. There are some nice larger stone objects, but the place excels with smaller items and early jewelry and beads. Feels like you are in a museum from the early 1900s.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Petrie Museum is down a sort of university road, at UCL, which could be missed, so make sure you've got a map handy, or know where you're going first. Walking from Euston station will take about 10 minutes. Inside, hundreds of objects (painted pottery, jewellery, tools) are crammed neatly into long rows of glass cabinets, between which there's just... More 

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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A great little museum dedicated to Egyptian artefacts. A wide selection of interesting artefacts with histories of their excavation. Well worth a visit!

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