The Petrie Museum is one of the largest and most fascinating collections of Egyptian archaeology anywhere in the world. There are over 80,000 artefacts showing the development of Egyptian culture, technology and daily life from prehistoric to Roman times. The collection includes the world's earliest surviving garment, a dress of around 2800BC.
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The Museum is closed throughout January and February 2013 for essential maintenance work.
March 2014 onwards: Tuesday - Saturday 13:00 – 17:00.
Closed: Christmas & Easter.
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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
University College LondonLondonWC1E 6BT
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- Cross Tottenham Court Road and turn right. Turn left along Torrington Place. Opposite Waterstones bookshop turn left into Malet Place and enter the door under the banner.
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This is definitely a museum for serious Egyptophiles. Hit the British Museum first; if you're not a serious enthusiast you'll have come a long way and won't be impressed. Part of the appeal here is the history; writer Amelia Edwards' collection forms the basis of the museum, and it's named for Flinders Petrie, who, among other things, did the first excavation at Amarna, the city founded by...more