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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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Charmingly old-fashioned museum for the Egyptian enthusiast

This is a world away from the large museums of London; a quiet little museum tucked away. The... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2016
Chris N
London, United Kingdom
A small Egyptology museum around the corner from the British Musuem

A small but comprehensive museum of everyday ancient Egyptian objects. A nice contrast to the... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2016
Saint Louis, Missouri
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| University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
| University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
+44 20 7679 2884
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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...More

Thank Chris N
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
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...More

1  Thank LWL3333
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,...More

1  Thank Maggi713
Reviewed June 28, 2016

Visited this place which was a personal collection that has been turned into a small but worthwhile museum. The collections is focused on a lot of everyday objects found in smaller tombs and excavations. Jewelry, amulets, small tools, etc. A couple of mummies but not...More

Thank ShooterBoy97
Reviewed June 4, 2016

A lot of artefacts however the general view is that the museum is meant for specialists. Experienced poor welcome at the entrance.

1  Thank SLee16
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit the Petrie museum mainly as our young daughter is fascinated by all things Egyptian, we find it interesting and we were in London. As it is free we felt there was nothing to lose. The museum itself is full of a...More

2  Thank bensT9107YL
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Not a big museum, and I had never heard of it, but well worth a visit. Free to get in, lots of fascinating items to look at, across a range of history, some dating back 5,000 years. Amazing what they have to on display, really...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed May 1, 2016

This museum is a short walk from Euston station. How overwhelmed were we when we walked through the doors, it is an amazing place, stuffed with Egyptian artefacts in display cases. Items are very well described and photography is allowed without flash. We spent a...More

1  Thank louanne845
Reviewed April 29, 2016

This small and welcoming museum is a real jewel. Full of artifacts of an unusual and personal nature (children's sandals, the Roman period sarcophagi/mummy paintings), the remains of stelae from the Amarna period, the highlight for us were the ancient garments on display. Garments rescued...More

Thank Gracie02
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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November 18, 2017|
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Response from ArtHistorytraveler | Reviewed this property |
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
Sam W
November 10, 2017|
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