Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
4.5
Art Museums • History Museums
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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1-2 hours
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The area
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
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.
How to get there
  • Euston Square • 3 min walk
  • Warren St • 5 min walk
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263 reviews
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hilary d
London, UK460 contributions
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaelogy 3.7.21
Jul 2021
The quest to visit every London museum is still on!I use trip advisor to look up museums,when they open(especially at the moment!).booked on the same day and visited this winderful place for about an hour,cant wait to return when they have tours and talks!

a very interesting collection in a brilliant setting.
Written July 4, 2021
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T R E K
London, UK298 contributions
PETIT
Jun 2021
A flawless collection of Egyptian relics, my favourite collection were the Egyptian mummy tombs.

check it out
Written June 17, 2021
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L5920GFbernardc
Paris, France6 contributions
Museum for the happy few
Aug 2020
Once you have found this museum, hidden inside London University, you have a treasure, some people would say unfashioned, but full of precious objects which justify our presence on earth.
BC
Written August 8, 2020
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Bob
61 contributions
Amazing collection.
Mar 2020
This is only a small museum but there are 8,000 exhibits in cases to view and that is only a selection of 10% of what they have. Entry is free and disabled access can be gained by speaking to the staff on the intercom and they will meet you at the lift in the adjacent UCL building. Staff are very pleasant and helpful. Allow a good couple of hours to look round the cases. Even so, there is a lot to take in during one visit. There is also a very good book about the museum, on sale at the entrance, for £15. We did, however, notice several incorrectly numbered exhibits in the new display cases at the entrance but it was fun working out where they really should be and it showed we were reading the labels ! Well worth at least one visit.
Written March 7, 2020
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Thanks bodie1952 for such a fab review. Yes, the new cases in our recently installed entrance are going through a few layout changes. Until the changes are finished we do like our visitors to enjoy the temporary fun game of matching the artefact with the label. Best wishes Museum Visitor Services Team
Written April 2, 2020
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David
2 contributions
Petrie Museum
Feb 2020 • Friends
Fascinating museum - many interesting Egyptian artifacts - well presented - but the museum itself is well hidden! Worth finding though!
Written March 4, 2020
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Thanks Passport824604, glad you found us and had a great visit. See you again soon. best wishe Museum Visitor Services Team
Written April 2, 2020
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Gloriously old fashioned
Feb 2020 • Solo
Just a small museum, but absolutely crammed with wonderful objects. But beware, this isn’t a modern, multimedia, interactive place. It’s long lines of dusty glass cabinets with hand written or typed (!!) information cards next to each object. It’s like stepping back fifty years, but in a really good way. Excellent staff, willing to help find or explain exhibits. I even found a three clay models of hedgehogs lurking in one cabinet. Worth a visit, but make sure you have enough time to get the best out of it. It’s free and you can take non-flash photos.
Written February 23, 2020
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We are delighted to hear you had a great visit. Do come and see us again soon. Best wishes Museum Visitor Services Team
Written April 2, 2020
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Footloose48
Worthing, UK30 contributions
Extensive and Fascinating Collection of Egyptian Artefacts
Feb 2020
We took our grandson to see the exhibits as he was studying the Egyptians at school. Very friendly and helpful museum staff/assistants. Suitable trails to follow if appropriate - wonderful collection - not too large to be overwhelming. The skeleton proved to be of great interest as was the mummy! We also went afterwards to the British Museum and found that the two complemented each other well.
Written February 20, 2020
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Thanks Footloose48, We are glad you and your grandson enjoyed our museum. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes Museum Visitor Services Team
Written April 2, 2020
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sladest2
Kent, UK31 contributions
A hidden gem! A must see collection if you like Egyptian history
Feb 2020
I have just got back from a visit to this wonderful museum. My main issue is with myself! Why oh why have I never been there before? I love Egypt and it's history, I lived in London just 20 miles from the museum but never went there until now. Shame on me!

I have been to Egypt over 50 times visiting the historic sites in all corners of the country, I have been in many of the museums there. They are brilliant of course, but mostly display large pieces. The Petrie museum is so different, it is a massive collection of cabinets of curiosities brimming with thousands of every day items that the ancients would have used. Every item is clearly described so that one knows what it is, where it came from and how old it is. Add to that the staff who are so friendly and knowledgeable one can not go wrong. I would allow a couple of hours for a visit. I must mention that the museum is certainly not busy. I was there for over 2 hours and there were only 4 other visitors there, so not noisy or crowded.
I am just so sorry that I did not go sooner, but I will certainly be back in the near future. I know that he is no longer with us but thank you William Flinders Petrie for what you did and what you taught us.
Written February 13, 2020
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sladest2, we are glad you have finally found us. Many people have shared the same sentiment of wishing they knew about our collection sooner. The museum is a special place. Petrie has left a lasting legacy for our understanding of ancient Egypt society and this collection is a valued opportunity for everyone delve into the past and research further. We are ready to warmly welcome you on your next visit. Best wishes Museum Visitor Services Team
Written April 2, 2020
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MinnietheSooh
Birmingham, UK13 contributions
Little known gem
Nov 2019
Forget the crowds in the British Museum if you just want to see the Egyptian galleries; go here instead
Written February 11, 2020
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Thanks MinnietheSooh, do visit again soon. Best wishes Museum Visitor Services Team
Written April 2, 2020
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Liv Z
11 contributions
Lots of very interesting artefacts
Feb 2020 • Couples
The museum has only a few rooms but a lot of items, some even apparently almost 7000 years old: pottery, jewellery, burial items and a lot of old stone writings.
Very interesting and could easily spend a few hours absorbing history.
Written February 6, 2020
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Hi 959liviuz, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you found the museum interesting. Come and visit us again when you are next in the area. Best wishes Museum Visitor Services Team
Written February 11, 2020
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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is open:
  • Tue - Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM