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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

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Inside look at early archeological discovery made by Petrie himself, lots in their to look at and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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An amazing find a real treasure.

This museum is small but it's like a time warp ,lots of old glass cases showing thousands of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 museum

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Thank Colonel_JB_Ormsby
PetrieMuseum-UCL, Front Office Manager at Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 8 January 2019

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 10 January 2019

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 6 January 2019 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 10 January 2019

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 12 December 2018

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 13 December 2018

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

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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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