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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

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

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Facinating visit. Well worth it.

The British museum is good for its Egyptian display but this museum tops that for the pure displays and information from archeological discoveries and finds. They are very child... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jay M

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The British museum is good for its Egyptian display but this museum tops that for the pure displays and information from archeological discoveries and finds. They are very child friendly for such a small museum and the staff were excellent and knew there subject very well indeed.

Thank Jay M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is wonderful museum full of knowledgeable staff. It's very close to the British museum, but has a wonderful collection of works. The collection also holds regular talks put on by UCL with external talkers collaborating. If you're get a chance I would recommend visiting.

Thank BastiJase G
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is well hidden from the . street.My mobile showed that I had arrived but I had no idea as to the location of the museum.I went into the theatre entrance and I was then given accurate directions.Everything any egyptologist could want. D

Thank wingate
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this review

Dear Wingate, Thank you for your recent review - much appreciated, and glad you got to us in the end! Kind regards Tracey Front-of-house Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This museum drills down in many aspects of old Egypt beyond what I expected, based on a very rich collection of very different items going into the everyday life of those ancient times, based on the artifacts recovered in many excavation campaigns which are on display. You need a historic/scientific base to fully appreciate this large collection of big and... More 

1 Thank marcellos375
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

'Hidden gem' is sometimes over used but it is so true of this museum. Laid out in old Victorian cabinets this place is fantastic, the ancient textiles were my highlight.

Thank Craig P
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This place is absolutely amazing. I cannot believe there are so many artefacts from Egypt in one place. They even have the Tomb of Esitanebasheru. They also have a limestone dwarf bearing a lamp. They also have ancient gameboards, palm-fibre sandals, a faïence curtain, full real skeleton in a big vase, wooden statue of a falcon, the coffin case of... More 

3 Thank Alex S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Lovely little museum, crammed full of artefacts. They are mainly small, personal objects - lots of jewellery. There aren't really many labels describing what the items are, but they are stunning. Only small - two rooms and a stairwell, really. The best parts are the linen dresses and the amazing grave paintings from Roman-era Egypt. You find yourself staring into... More 

2 Thank LilyRosePig
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We visited this small museum whilst on a day layover in London. The museum has a significant number of Egyptian finds. One of the most stunning objects was the linen dress; and, another of a pottery child's doll. Lots of jewelry items. Really, very interesting. Only took about an hour to go through the museum but well worth the time.

1 Thank Virginia B
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Excellent museum with ALOT of egyptian artefacts. There were also little draws you could pull out and view small items throughout the museum. Definitely worth a visit for any fan of the Egyptian artefacts/egyptology.

1 Thank bilby2009
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Nice quiet museum with a great collection - I particularly like seeing all the small artefacts and it's good to see many things which would probably be consigned to store rooms in larger museums. Well worth an hour or two of anyone's time.

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