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The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology can be found in the grounds of the University of London.
It was started by the Victorian Amelia Edwards in the mid 19th-century, and expanded by the excavations of famous archaeologist William Petrie. It now has a vast collection of 80,000 objects.
The items come from both Egyptian and Sudanese history, and range from Roman burial finds in Hawara, to finds found at Amarna – the city of Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten.
If you enjoy this then try: Cleopatra’s Needle (walk it in 26 mins or catch a train from Goodge Street to Cleopatra’s Needle) and Sir John Soane’s Museum (walk it in 18 mins or catch a train from Goodge Street to Sir John Soane’s Museum).