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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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Evening exploring.

A small museum but has a lot of interesting artifacts. I visited on a special event when they had... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
605audreye
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London, United Kingdom
Going back in time in this hidden gem

A hidden gem down a back street in UCL. The Petrie collection was taken out of London for... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
Ian C
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London, United Kingdom
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| University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

A small museum but has a lot of interesting artifacts. I visited on a special event when they had talks and drinks on offer. Plus, interactive experiences. Not to be missed!

2  Thank 605audreye
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

A hidden gem down a back street in UCL. The Petrie collection was taken out of London for safe-keeping during the Second World War and, when it returned, was housed in a former stable block, where it remains today. This is a working teaching and...More

2  Thank Ian C
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Dear Ian, Thank your for the lovely write-up! Hope to see you again, perhaps at one of our events. Best wishes Team Petrie

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Amazing little museum, filled with beautifully restored Egyptian artifacts. As the museum is hidden away, it attracts less people. Which is awesome as you don't have the rush of tourists barging through with massive backpacks or kids screaming in the background. Overall, It's a lovely...More

5  Thank ThePinkUnicorn
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

This was our second visit to the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. The museum houses one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese artefacts in the world and illustrates life in the Nile Valley from prehistoric times. This museum really is a hidden gem...More

13  Thank Sandygranny
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Thank you for your recent review. We are looking foward to your third visit! Hopefully see you soon. Best wishes Team Petrie

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Visited this private museum of artefacts and was amazed at the variety especially of jewellery and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and easy manageable range of displays covering a vast age of Egyptian history. Magnificent and a very enjoyable day.

2  Thank Jacqui44poole
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Had never heard of this place until I saw it on a TV programme about ancient Egypt. Worked out where it was - up an alley way in the centre of the University College London campus off Gower Street. Doesn't open till 1pm. Once in...More

2  Thank brixtontrev
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This museum hidden away in the bowels of the University College London probably isn't for everyone -- but it should be! The collection is nowhere as impressive as the nearby British Museum's collection of Egyptian Art, but it holds a special place in the history...More

1  Thank Alan G
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Small highly specialist museum, so much more satisfactory than vast unwieldy collections, of Egyptian stuff. Only 10 minutes north of the British museum, much more atmospheric and absorbing. Empty but staff are experts. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Catherine E E
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

After watching a television program on ancient Egypt that mentioned the Petrie Museum, I decided to visit. It was a little tricky to find but well worth the effort. Many of the items on display are small things that people used in their everyday lives....More

1  Thank rnldarl2016
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

It's like walking back in time, like museums were when I was a kid (many years ago!) Everything in here is to do with Egyptian archaeology and it's all in glass display cases which themselves look ancient! Worth going to see the oldest recording piece...More

1  Thank CheekyLondon
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shummmy94
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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
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