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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

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Spent a happy afternoon here

The staff didn’t mind that we dripped in on a very rainy day. The exhibits were very interesting. A... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
ZinamonKveen
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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I really enjoyed this place, and the staff was really friendly. They give you a map with the... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
234worldtraveler567
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Boston, Massachusetts
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| University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 July 2018

The staff didn’t mind that we dripped in on a very rainy day. The exhibits were very interesting. A little more detail would have helped; or maybe we didn’t see all the appropriate labels.More

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

Thank you for your recent review of the Petrie Museum. We have a brand new Petrie Museum app that is available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play Store. It is a visitor guide that will help introduce you to the...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018

I really enjoyed this place, and the staff was really friendly. They give you a map with the locations of the most important objects marked on it. It's less a museum and more like they invited the public in to look at all the interesting...More

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

Thank you for your lovely review of the Petrie Museum! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our 'Top 10 Artefacts at the Petrie' trail. We are open Tuesday - Saturday, 1-5pm, and by appointment only to researchers on Mondays. Thank you! Team Petrie

Reviewed 25 May 2018

The Petrie Museum is one of London's lesser-known museums dedicated to Ancient Egyptian archeology. It's not very large but is crammed with a huge number of fascinating artefacts, including the sorts of objects I've never seen in any other UK museum. Entry is free (although...More

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

Thank you for your lovely review of the Petrie Museum! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Yes, we offer a range of family activities, including a treasure hunt around the museum. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you! Team...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London is part of University College London Museums and Collections. It is reputed to contain over 80,000 objects.The museum is at Malet Place, near Gower Street and the University College London science library. Admission is free.More

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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you for your recent review - it means so much to us and future visitors. And yes, the Petrie collection is comprised of 80,000 + objects, approximatley 10% of that number is on display, the remainder in storage. But additional gems like our new...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018

The Petrie Museum isn't large but still bigger than I expected and has 80,000 objects on display from Sudan and Egypt. Most items are behind glass and flash photography is not allowed. The objects may not be as large as some in other museums but...More

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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope you enjoyed the App. All good wishes from Team Petrie.

Reviewed 24 April 2018

The nearby British museum has the major sculpture, reliefs and mummys. The Petrie has a large (very large) collection of pots, and everyday items. There are also smaller reliefs and jewellery. It gives the impression of being quite crammed in with a large number of...More

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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hello Gerard, Thank you for your recent review. We hope you enjoyed our new display cases too, if not then perhaps this is another reason to return. All good wishes Team Petrie

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!

3  Thank 605audreye
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

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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 25 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

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

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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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