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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

| University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
+44 20 7679 2884
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Old style museum

What a gem this place is. How can they possibly store so much in such a small space! Old... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
London, United Kingdom
Off the tourist track Gem

We’ve done the big museums in London many time and love them! However, this is our first trip in... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2017
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| University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
+44 20 7679 2884
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

What a gem this place is. How can they possibly store so much in such a small space! Old fashioned display cases with thousands of labelled artefacts in glass cases, or in cupboard drawers. Limited children's activities available. No refreshments.

1  Thank EnglishNomad02
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

We’ve done the big museums in London many time and love them! However, this is our first trip in June and found them all very busy and it made it hard to enjoy them the way we like. For this reason, we sought out some...More

1  Thank sutrotower
Reviewed July 2, 2017

My boyfriend and I visited late June. No words or photos can describe how detailed and amazing this museum is. Just go! You will not be disappointed. We cant wait to return. Thank you!

1  Thank Bluebanoonoos
Reviewed June 15, 2017

We visited over half term as my daughter is currently studying about Egypt so I thought it would be good for here. I am so pleased we visited even though it is not a big museum there are so many artefacts out on display and...More

2  Thank Spencer V
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2017

Our wonderful and engaging front-of-house volunteers are largely responsible for the great time you had during your recent visit to the Petrie. We're so glad to hear how much you enjoyed it! Perhaps you'll be available to visit us again for one of our 'Papyrus:...More

Reviewed June 12, 2017

The museum is full of Egyptian artifacts. You can also find some well preserved skeletons. The history of Petrie's work is presented on the walls.

Thank IrinaS_608ZK
Reviewed May 24, 2017

I am in love with all things ancient Egyptian and this time in London, found the Petrie Museum open. I had never seen seen so many preDynastic pottery even in the Cairo Museum. Loved that I could open drawers (with plexiglass over the items) and...More

1  Thank ArtHistorytraveler
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

This museum is for lovers of Egyptology and/or Archaeology as it basically is display upon display of artifacts. It was fascinating to see all these artifacts in one place and to think what life must have been like in ancient Egypt.

Thank Eva E
Reviewed April 30, 2017

This is by far one of the most kid friendly museums we have been to. A PHD student showed my son most of the major artifacts gave a hand out which kept him busy for almost an hour and since our visit he continues to...More

Thank Kcdc2006
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

If you love Egyptology then you have to visit this museum was even better then the British museum. Lots to see going back over 6000yrs of history. Was on my must see list. One word Amazing

Thank Andrew O
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

I've visited the museum and it was really nice. Small but full of interessting sculptures and clay pots. I remember the sarcophagus and it was insulated and I need some time to find it. But if you are interessted in the old egypt, go there!

Thank macavity12
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
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Response from islandgryl | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. While I was there a small group was being led by a docent with an emphasize on Black Culture. I think you just have to ask...no idea if there is a fee...or if you have to plan ahead. And they do have a large... More
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