Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London

4.6
#60 of 165 in Museums in London
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  • August 13, 2017
    I am fascinated with Egyptian artifacts and was elated when I stumbled across a recommendation to see Petrie Museum after already seeing the Egyptian Antiquities Museum in Cairo as well as the Egyptia...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    More to the taste of my 10yr old daughter then my 7yr old son. Small but crammed to the rafters with ancient treasures. Wonderful warm welcome when we walked through the doors and plenty of hands on s...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Visited the museum in July, thought we would be there for about an hour....we were there 2 hours and had to leave because we had a meal booked. Fantastic Egyptian artefacts...really amazing place. We ...  more »
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  • A fantastic collection, a must see for anyone with any interest in ancient Egypt. With its location in Bloomsbury, you can go right after seeing the British Museum's Egyptian collections. Entry is always free. Friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable staff make a visit that much better. Some say this two room museum, which houses some 80,600 artifacts, is too densely filled, but I think that's a good thing as I see something new every time I'm there. It's a great place for adults or children. In addition to free trails for all ages and more kid-orientated activities during opening hours, the Petrie hosts a number of evening events. They are usually aimed at adults but there are fairly frequent family events as well. Most are free and those that are not usually include refreshments in the small price of entry. A schedule can be found online, comes up on a google search, or on leaflets at the museum. Step-free access is available through the building next door, just read the sign on the door, ring the bell, and someone will come down to show you the way.
  • A surprising number of people coming through. Friendly staff. Taking photos is OK but no flash. Exhibits behing glass so flash wouldn't be effective anyway.
  • Incredibly important museum - especially for those interested and passionate about predynastic Egyptian archaeology
  • Excellent collection. Free trail sheets available. But you will have to correlate a lot.
  • Truly astonishing collection. There's a dress maybe it's a shirt, that's 3000 yes old, I've got shirts in my drawer on worse condition. Entry is free.

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