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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

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Address: | University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
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+44 20 7679 2884
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13:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 13:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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really good museum small but very good collection feels like a museum would of been 100 years ago, Worth a visit after the BM.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

really good museum small but very good collection feels like a museum would of been 100 years ago, Worth a visit after the BM.

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Brussels, R?on de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only open in the afternoon, free entrance. Fascinating place, so many exhibits. Shame we only had one day, would have loved to go back

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Petrie museum was originally set up as a teaching resource for the Department of Egyptian Archaeology and Philology at University College London (UCL). Both the department and the museum were created in 1892 through the bequest of the travel writer Amelia Edwards (1831-1892)probably most known for her 1877 book "1000 miles Up The Nile". Amelia Edwards donated her collection... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This museum can be quite hard to find as it is hidden away inside the university campus. Once inside there is a wealth of artifacts, which are displayed in a Victorian manner. This is quite charming but because of this the artifacts can be sometimes hard to see, all being stored in wooden cabinets and drawers. There is not a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is only a short distance away from the British Museum. It is located within the UCL on Malet Place and access is through the science library. The museum was set up in 1892 by Amelia Edwards, a diarist, and is named after William Matthew Flinders Petrie, who was appointed as first UCL Edwards Professor... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Been meaning to come here for a while and am delighted that finally got here. Superb collection of ancient Egyptian objects. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Learnt things that I did not know.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Simply an amazing find! The children loved the compact nature of the museum and the fabulous artefacts - what’s not to like about discovering an exhibit of curly hair with scalp attached! The half term spy activity was brilliant - simple but highly effective as the children donned spy glasses, chose a magnifying glass and equipped themselves with a torch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Hard to find but well worth the search. Filled with marvelous Egyptian antiquities with typed labels. A gem.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This museum has an large and extensive collection of Egyptian artifacts. There are no mummies, but many more items than the Brittish Museum. The are drawers and drawers of artifacts. Sometimes the relics are not well marked but there are eager Graduate students to answer questions It is fully airconditioned. I was there the middle of August, while the British... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a tiny museum full of Egyptian (and roman) objects sited currently adjacent to the UCL science library. Access is through the library. It has the oldest cloth dress in the world. There is a mummy folded up in a large jar. This collection was made by archeologist Petrie and is full of wonderful surprises. This is a tiny... More 

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