We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

#308 of 1,501 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: | University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7679 2884
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 131 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 54
  • 49
    Very good
  • 6
  • 1
  • 1
Quirky old school museum

Hard to find but well worth the search. Filled with marvelous Egyptian antiquities with typed labels. A gem.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Poughkeepsie, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 111: English reviews
Poughkeepsie, New York
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to find but well worth the search. Filled with marvelous Egyptian antiquities with typed labels. A gem.

Thank RadioKaren
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
131 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This museum has an large and extensive collection of Egyptian artifacts. There are no mummies, but many more items than the Brittish Museum. The are drawers and drawers of artifacts. Sometimes the relics are not well marked but there are eager Graduate students to answer questions It is fully airconditioned. I was there the middle of August, while the British... More 

Thank Linda T
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This is a tiny museum full of Egyptian (and roman) objects sited currently adjacent to the UCL science library. Access is through the library. It has the oldest cloth dress in the world. There is a mummy folded up in a large jar. This collection was made by archeologist Petrie and is full of wonderful surprises. This is a tiny... More 

Thank todd-pokropek
Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

A bit hard to find on the university campus, but well worth it. An amazing display of Flinders Petrie's collection, including the Tarkan dress, the worlds oldest Egyptian garment. Free entry too!

Thank JaranBaica
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We didn't this place was there until recently and it turned out to be a hidden gem. Lots of intresting artefacts from ancient Egypt as you would expect and they were also doing childrens holiday activities which looked like fun.

Thank Chris37111
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
402 reviews
264 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

A good alternative to the over crowded Egyptian galleries at the British Museum and with a charm all its own. This collection seems loved and well curated.

Thank KAW687
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
87 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

This is a world away from the large museums of London; a quiet little museum tucked away. The exhibits are crammed into simple cabinets with cryptic labels typed on a manual typewriter. Some are even alongside the back stairs, and the lighting is a bit variable. The few more informative labels are interesting, explaining for example the chronology of pottery.... More 

Thank Chris N
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

A small but comprehensive museum of everyday ancient Egyptian objects. A nice contrast to the British Museum's collection of monumental pieces. A "study" collection for the university that is staffed with students and staff from the university. Definitely worth seeing.

1 Thank mrmadison1903
Level Contributor
1,415 reviews
786 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,483 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This little museum tucked into the campus of University College not far from the British Museum and British Library is truly a hidden gem. It is not easy to find and consists of a few rooms in an academic building and is crammed with Egyptian artifacts like mummies, pottery, treasure from graves, etc. Entry is free of charge and the... More 

1 Thank LWL3333
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
672 reviews
343 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

When we asked our taxi driver to take us to this museum, he did not know where it was. He said he had been driving a taxi in London for over 35 years. We thought we had read that it was near the British Museum, so he took us there. They also did not know where this museum was. So... More 

1 Thank Maggi713

Travelers who viewed Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology also viewed


Been to Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Bloomsbury

Neighborhood Profile
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 throughout the week.
Explore this neighborhood