Petrie Museum

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Petrie Museum, University College London (entrance through DMS Library), Malet Place, Bloomsbury WC1E 6BT
0207 679 2884

Opening times and price

Opening hours:
1 PM to 5 PM (Tue-Sat)
Visiting hours are subject to change
Ticket cost:
Adults free entry
Time required:
A typical visit to Petrie Museum lasts 45-60 mins (approx)

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The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London The Petrie Museum, London

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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.

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> Craig’s review of Petrie Museum – “The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is a bit of a weird one. It's right inside the grounds of University College London so you have to stroll past all the students to get to it. There are millions of them! It is student central around there and you feel a bit out of place amongst all the scruffy kids with bags and books. And being a university museum, it keeps v… continued”

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