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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

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Stunning! And I have never seen anything like it.

If you go to any of the world's 'encyclopedic' museums - the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Neal S
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Medfield, Massachusetts, United States
Better than the British Museum!

This museum is stuffed to overflowing with Egyptian relics. So much to see that should allow... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
durham05
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to any of the world's 'encyclopedic' museums - the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Louvre, or the British Museum - you see the finished product of scholarship and discovery. It's all neatly arranged and annotated; ready for the public's consumption. The Petrie...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Neal S
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Neal S, Thank you for your review of the Petrie Museum. We are delighted to hear you have fallen in love with our collection. We are glad the collection has left a lasting impression on you. We too find having the opportunity to ponder...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a lovely small museum jam packed with artefacts and Egyptian objects. I really enjoyed seeing the mummy coffins, but felt that the lighting could have been better as it was a bit dull and didn’t feel much like a museum.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PoleSofie
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

PoleSofie, thank you for sharing your thoughts on the Petrie Museum. The lighting is indeed relatively low to protect the ancient and often fragile artefacts for present and future generations to enjoy viewing and study. The plus side is you get to witness some incredible...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum is stuffed to overflowing with Egyptian relics. So much to see that should allow yourself plenty of time (which didn't have). Free to get into and very friendly staff, 10 mins from Kings' Cross.

Date of experience: December 2018
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks durham05, I'm glad you were impressed by our collection. We do have very friendly staff so it is always good to hear when visitors have had a good experience. Best wishes Museum Visitor Services Team

Reviewed 12 December 2018

My first failed attempt to the museum was my own fault: I forgot to check which days it is open. My second was amazing since as soon as you arrive, the kindest lady met us at the front desk to give us a detailed map...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

kcdenman, Thank you for your review. We are very glad to hear you have enjoyed your visit. With 80,000 objects in our collection and approximately 8,000 on display, there is always something impressive to see on repeat visits. We look forward to welcoming you to...More

Reviewed 25 November 2018

Despite being in busy central London, the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is a hidden gem. It is set in the University College London campus and not far from the Euston rail station. This museum has an amazing amount of Egyptian artifacts, many of which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks Travelling_Tweet, Your absolutely right, our museum does indeed contain a collection which is the envy of many museums and institutions across the world museum. We look forward to welcoming you back in future. Best wishes Museum Visitor Services Team

Reviewed 11 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Dear AKW5457, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. From your description I believe you must have visited this last Saturday. We had a handling session with some of our staff and also a student Engager present to...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

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 23 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katy P
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

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 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

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 12 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bernadette F
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

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

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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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