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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

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Small but engrossing museum

The museum itself may be small, but it houses an incredible number of artifacts, including the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rhm23901
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Naples, Florida
Very Small museum but well worth a visit

This is a little gem of a museum I found it quite by accident. Whilst attending the British museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jacquie K
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum itself may be small, but it houses an incredible number of artifacts, including the oldest preserved woven garment and many, many pieces of jewelry.There are some recordings of sounds of ancient Egypt and Roman Egypt. I loved the handwritten descriptions of the objects,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rhm23901
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi rhm23901, Thank you for visiting the museum and sharing your experience. We certainly find it engrossing too. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends in future. Best wishes Museum Visitor Services Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little gem of a museum I found it quite by accident. Whilst attending the British museum somebody mentioned this museum went on a Saturday opens from 1.00 - 5.00 very tiny museum. You can visit this place in 1 -2 hours they...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jacquie K
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jacquie K, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to greeting you on your next trip to the museum. Best wishes Museum Visitor Services Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect museum to while away an hour or two perhaps before or after a journey. It is so very different from a polished big museum , with the lights and info labels. This collection is immense, partly a place to train archaeology students. It contains...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jane W
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jane W, We are glad you really enjoyed your visit and got to experience one of our first tours. This is a new pilot scheme and feedback is vitally important to us as we tailor this offering. I will feed this back to the...More

Reviewed 15 February 2019

Inside look at early archeological discovery made by Petrie himself, lots in their to look at and take photos of , and 11 mins walk from the British museumMore

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ripperfan
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks ripperfan, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. There is indeed so much to see and plenty of opportunity to take photos, though without flash as our collection is sensitive to bright light. We hope you can visit again soon. Best wishes...More

Reviewed 15 February 2019

This museum is small but it's like a time warp ,lots of old glass cases showing thousands of artifacts regarding ancient Egypt . You can almost feel the archaeologist is walking with you.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank geoffhamlin1
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear geoffhamlin1, We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. It does have a timeless aesthetic which adds to the experience. We look forward to seeing you when you next visit. Best wishes Museum Visitor Services Team

Reviewed 13 February 2019

Very small museum within UCL. A bit hard to find. It is free to enter and there was a very informative lady on the Reception Desk. Once inside you are faced with cabinets full of artifacts. In a way, there were too many to appreciate...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Sheila, We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Architecturally we are indeed relatively small however as you mentioned we pack a great amount of items into this space. It covers so much history of creativity, skills and complexity of peoples lives in...More

Reviewed 9 February 2019

This smallish museum is a bit of the beaten path but worth the effort if you are interested in Egyptian Archaeology. Unfortunately I am not but my husband was very enthusiastic about the visit as he is really interested in Egyptology. Good for Predynastic and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

Thanks Taxidevil, We are glad that you and your husband enjoyed visiting the museum. I understand from your feedback you were not initially interested in Egyptian Archaeology, but am heartened to hear you found items and aspects of the collection and museum to enjoy. This...More

Reviewed 24 January 2019

This museum is reached by climbing a most uninspiring staircase but don't let that put you off. This place is literally packed with the most incredible collection of artefacts from the Mesolithic through to some Medieval ones. There are many and varied collections here and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

badger34004, We love your review. It has been discussed within our team and management. It is so wonderful to hear our staff and volunteers were so helpful and added to your experience of the collection. They really are an asset to our organisation. We look...More

Reviewed 22 January 2019

There is so much to see here that really one needs to be shown around by the Curator - impossible in practice I realise. The "Sounds of Roman Egypt" exhibition is excellent and allows children - of all ages - to try the different reproduction...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Thank you for your feedback on your experience. It is true we have many artefacts (approx. 80,000 in the entire collection and gallery space from 8000 items). A tour for every visitor would be a fantastic experience however sadly that is not possible. We do...More

Reviewed 21 January 2019

Not the easiest museum to find, but persevere. This hidden gem is worth a visit For the next few months there a theme which is the sounds of Roman Egypt. It is a significant museum in terms of ceramic seriation for archaeologists. Petrie was important...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank PajaritoLondon
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Thanks PajaritoLondon, Yes, we would definitely agree we are worth finding. Our oldest artifacts in the collection are approx 400,000 years BP. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes Museum Visitor Services Team

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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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