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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

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Literally tens of thousands of Egyptian artifacts

My first failed attempt to the museum was my own fault: I forgot to check which days it is open. My... read more

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kcdenman
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Fair Oaks, California
Not on the usual tourist trail

Despite being in busy central London, the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is a hidden gem. It... read more

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Reviewed today

My first failed attempt to the museum was my own fault: I forgot to check which days it is open. My second was amazing since as soon as you arrive, the kindest lady met us at the front desk to give us a detailed map...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite being in busy central London, the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is a hidden gem. It is set in the University College London campus and not far from the Euston rail station. This museum has an amazing amount of Egyptian artifacts, many of which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need to navigate your way around UCL to find this little museum. It is a little treasure and is crammed with small exhibits from ancient Egypt. The story about the museum and Mr Petrie is fascinating too. It is very small and "crammed it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AKW5457
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear AKW5457, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. From your description I believe you must have visited this last Saturday. We had a handling session with some of our staff and also a student Engager present to...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018

The Petrie Museum is part of the University College of London museums and collections, exhibiting artefacts from ancient Egypt. The entrance is a little awkward to find as it's not on the main road, but actually inside the university grounds. Then to get in there's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Macedonboy, Thank you for your review and very glad to hear you would highly recommend a visit. It is a special place and many visitors choose to visit again and again because there is so much to see. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Hidden gem. So many things to see in this small museum. Staff where really helpful and knowledgable. Great for older children 7+.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katy P
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Hi Katy P, thank you so much for your review and it is great to hear your children has a great time. Our museum has something to offer for people of all ages and backgrounds. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018

We finally found it! Had to ask several folks. So glad we got to see the amazing collection of large and tiny objects. We were given a list of "The Top Ten must see objects", and they are definitely worth seeking out. Fascinating things like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank simivalley1699
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Dear simivalley1699, It really is a hidden gem, full of remarkable artefacts which help us to understand culture, life and creativity in Ancient Egypt and Sudan. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends in future. Best wishes Museum Visitor Services Team

Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

This is tucked away about 5 mins from Euston Road, just off Gower Street. Access is via a small flight of stairs. This tiny museum is crammed full of interesting items including pottery, statues, jewellery & assorted artefacts.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, we are glad you enjoyed your time with us and took the time to review. The museum houses an estimated 80,000 objects, making it one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

This small museum is somehow overshadowed by it’s big rival The British Museum, however it is definitely worth visiting as it’s vast collection of Egyptian antiquities tells you a lot about how ordinary people in ancient Egypt lived. Located on the grounds of University College...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed viewing our collection. It is a space which offers the opportunity to view an astonishing array of artifacts used by people throughout Ancient Egypt and Sudan. We look forward to welcoming you in future. Best...More

Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

All of the other museums i have been to opens on time. Tripadvisor says that its open, and today is a Tuesday, 1.20pm. So yes, it theory it should be open. But its not. Wat a waste of my time. Would be an interesting experience,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Dear Imakelv, I am sorry to hear you did not manage to access the Petrie Museum. Please let me reassure you the Petrie Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 1-5pm. The door is not propped open due to the need stop dust etc coming into the...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018

Well done if you have found this gem, i spend ten mins walking up and down the road. So enter via the metal gates and down on the left hand side to just a door, up the stairs you go and to be greeted by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Dear 19chelsea70, Thank you for your review. We are glad you found us on your travels around London. It certainly is a museum you would not want to miss. It is indeed one of the worlds greatest collections of Egyptian artifacts. We look forward to...More

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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
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