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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

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A hidden gem!

We finally found it! Had to ask several folks. So glad we got to see the amazing collection of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
simivalley1699
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Small museum full of Egyptian artefacts

This is tucked away about 5 mins from Euston Road, just off Gower Street. Access is via a small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bernadette F
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days 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

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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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 1 week 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

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

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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 3 weeks ago 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

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

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 10 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 6 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

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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

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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

Reviewed 24 August 2018

Very nice, calm and quiet place, lots ot items displayed, attentive and helpful staff, worths a visit. Fortunately is not overcrowded like British museum, so u can spend more time studying the items, reading the descriptions, which is nice. I give 5 out of 5...More

Thank Bogdana B
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Hi Bogdana B, Thank you for visiting the Petrie Museum. We are very glad to hear you give us 5 out of 5 stars. We look forward to seeing you in future. Best wishes The Visitor Services Team

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

After spending the morning squeezing my way through the crowds in the Egyptian section of the British Museum, I visited the Petrie museum in the afternoon. Upon arrival I was greeted with a warm welcome and given a map of the museum, which I used...More

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

Rebecca C, Thank you for your lovely review. It is great to hear you had such a great experience. The App is a brilliant tool and launching pad for a visit. We are glad you found it a calm space with an incredible array of...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018

Small museum that's been packed with fascinating artifacts. The mood of this museum reminds you of a relaxed school environment as you listen to the students go in and out, talking about their projects relating to something in the museum. It's a nice place to...More

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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thank you for your recent review of the Petrie Museum. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to make your experience more enjoyable. Thank you! Team Petrie

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Response from ArtHistorytraveler | Reviewed this property |
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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