What a terrific museum! This treasure trove of Egyptian artefacts is hidden away within the expanded campus grounds of University College London. Came across it almost by accident last weekend.
The reception staff at the front door were very, very welcoming!
I have to say that while the Egyptian Museum of Cairo is by far the better known museum, the Petrie Museum is much better set out and far better curated.
The Egyptian Museum of Cairo holds the greatest number of Egyptian artefacts, but, in my view, the curation was/is terrible. My lasting impression of the place is that of a huge warehouse with layers of dirt, grit and sand covering virtually all of its contents.
In the Petrie, the spotlessly clean aisles are set up in chronological order, with artefacts well arranged and well lit.
As is the case with most museums in London, entrance is free.