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“A must of Egyptologist fans”

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Ranked #284 of 1,676 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Found this attraction completely by accident when looking for an apartment in London on Tripadvisor. I am so glad I did as I love ancient Egypt. No its not like the British, Turin or Cairo Museums. Its small compact and exhibits some 80000 artifacts the majority diminutive. Be aware that they only open from 1.00pm during the week. Entry is free but I made a small donation which was accepted by a lovely staff member who place the money in a jar which looked three thousand years old. (I think not)

Its was fantastic opening and closing draws to see artifacts. The catalogue labes can be a bit hard to read but then again if you wanted to read each one you would be there months. Looks child friendly with lots of with activities for the mites. All in all a great afternoon spent indoors out of the rain.

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is an amazing collection of Egyptian artefacts and contains some absolute archaeological gems. But the interpretation is very out-dated - a few larger panels give additional information about some topics. But the object labels don't tell you anything apart from basic facts e.g. the museum accession number and how old it is. This frustrated me immensely! All their objects are available in their online catalogue (not available in the museum, had to look when I got home), but this provided even less information. All in all, worth a visit to see lots of Egyptian goodies, but not to be educated or enlightened.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

This museum contains Mr. Petrie's collection of Egyptian artifacts that he collected through years of excavations. There is everything from tools to toys, packed into cases, with additional items available to look at in drawers underneath. Be sure to check the hours when it is open because they are a little unusual. It is in a university building, but easy to get to if you follow the signs. This collection is different from the big spectacular items you find at the British Museum. We went to both and enjoyed both.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

A short walk from the British Museum, this is the place to go for a more in depth look at Ancient Egypt. Somewhat hidden away, but well worth the effort. Great staff, amazing exhibit.
No crowds, so you feel no pressure to keep moving before you are done with each part of the museum. Our visit lasted just short of an hour, but depending on your level of interest you can spend much longer before you are finished.

Thank Arthemax
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Flinders Petrie spent most of his life digging up the middle east , particularly egypt and is now considered to be one of the gratest archeologists of his time .
This museum, housed in London's UCL, is a huge collection of artefacts collected by him over his long career.
It's rather old fashioned, with some labels hand written and some cases wooden and rather old but that all adds to the charm.
It's a serious collection used both for research and by the casual visitor.

I found my visit fascinating and the staff very helpful...if you are interested in Ancient Egypt and you've "done" the British Museum this museum will add an extra dimension to your knowledge, and since it's off the tourist radar you will distinctly feel that you have discovered a hidden gem.

1  Thank chaplainsRus
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