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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

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Very hidden gem

Well done if you have found this gem, i spend ten mins walking up and down the road. So enter via... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
19chelsea70
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Definitely worth a visit for fans of Ancient Egypt

Hidden away on the University College London campus is this (free!) gem of a museum with literally... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greg S
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank 19chelsea70
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 19 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

Thank RangeR
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

Reviewed 2 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 21 July 2018

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 7 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

1  Thank 234worldtraveler567
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

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 24 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 21 July 2018

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 8 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

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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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