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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

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Quite a gem, and free!

You need to navigate your way around UCL to find this little museum. It is a little treasure and is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AKW5457
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Tadworth, United Kingdom
Pure Egyptology

The Petrie Museum is part of the University College of London museums and collections, exhibiting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
macedonboy
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Inside the university campus is this great little museum - we were made to feel very welcome when we arrived by the friendly and enthusiastic archaeologist on reception. Lots of interesting items to see and staff on hand to answer questions, some kids activity stuff...More

44  Thank Tuftynut
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

...we didn't have, so it was a short visit, nothing remarcable about it

31  Thank freshanana
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You need to navigate your way around UCL to find this little museum. It is a little treasure and is crammed with small exhibits from ancient Egypt. The story about the museum and Mr Petrie is fascinating too. It is very small and "crammed it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Petrie Museum is part of the University College of London museums and collections, exhibiting artefacts from ancient Egypt. The entrance is a little awkward to find as it's not on the main road, but actually inside the university grounds. Then to get in there's...More

1  Thank macedonboy
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Macedonboy, Thank you for your review and very glad to hear you would highly recommend a visit. It is a special place and many visitors choose to visit again and again because there is so much to see. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem. So many things to see in this small museum. Staff where really helpful and knowledgable. Great for older children 7+.More

Thank Katy P
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Katy P, thank you so much for your review and it is great to hear your children has a great time. Our museum has something to offer for people of all ages and backgrounds. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We finally found it! Had to ask several folks. So glad we got to see the amazing collection of large and tiny objects. We were given a list of "The Top Ten must see objects", and they are definitely worth seeking out. Fascinating things like...More

Thank simivalley1699
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear simivalley1699, It really is a hidden gem, full of remarkable artefacts which help us to understand culture, life and creativity in Ancient Egypt and Sudan. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends in future. Best wishes Museum Visitor Services Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is tucked away about 5 mins from Euston Road, just off Gower Street. Access is via a small flight of stairs. This tiny museum is crammed full of interesting items including pottery, statues, jewellery & assorted artefacts.More

Thank Bernadette F
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, we are glad you enjoyed your time with us and took the time to review. The museum houses an estimated 80,000 objects, making it one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small museum is somehow overshadowed by it’s big rival The British Museum, however it is definitely worth visiting as it’s vast collection of Egyptian antiquities tells you a lot about how ordinary people in ancient Egypt lived. Located on the grounds of University College...More

Thank PawelJZ
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed viewing our collection. It is a space which offers the opportunity to view an astonishing array of artifacts used by people throughout Ancient Egypt and Sudan. We look forward to welcoming you in future. Best...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

All of the other museums i have been to opens on time. Tripadvisor says that its open, and today is a Tuesday, 1.20pm. So yes, it theory it should be open. But its not. Wat a waste of my time. Would be an interesting experience,...More

1  Thank Imakelv
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Dear Imakelv, I am sorry to hear you did not manage to access the Petrie Museum. Please let me reassure you the Petrie Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 1-5pm. The door is not propped open due to the need stop dust etc coming into the...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Well done if you have found this gem, i spend ten mins walking up and down the road. So enter via the metal gates and down on the left hand side to just a door, up the stairs you go and to be greeted by...More

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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Dear 19chelsea70, Thank you for your review. We are glad you found us on your travels around London. It certainly is a museum you would not want to miss. It is indeed one of the worlds greatest collections of Egyptian artifacts. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Hidden away on the University College London campus is this (free!) gem of a museum with literally thousands of treasures from Ancient Egypt, all of which are in excellent condition. You will see sarcophagi, sculptures, jewellery and pottery from every era of Ancient Egypt. There...More

1  Thank Greg S
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Dear Greg, Thank you for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to visit the museum and posting a review. It really is a special place and we are glad it has made a lasting impression on you. We feel our staff are...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

If you're interested in Egyptology this is a must see museum. Tucked away in a side street it's almost tardis like. The small staircase leading up to the museum opens out to an exhibition worth seeing. There are 8000 artifacts on show at any one...More

Thank MagicWend
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Dear MagicWend, We are delighted you were impressed by the artifacts in the museum. We love to hear feedback from our visitors. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum in future. Best wishes Visitor Services Team

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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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