Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology Free


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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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Child Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Family Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Concession Ticket: Free (USD0.00)

Groups must book in advance +44 (0)20 7679 2884.

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Opening Times:

Tuesday - Saturday 13:00 – 17:00.

Closed: Christmas & Easter.

Venue Details & Map

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

University College London
+44 (0)20 7679 2884
Public transport:
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.


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Access Inside Building Facilities
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Steps within building
General Facilities
Payment Facilities
Free entry
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 10 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

4.0 out of 5 1 March 2016
by Erica U.

London has a ton of random museums in its borders and this would have to be one of them. Not your typical museum as it boasts 80,000 Egyptian artifacts including a mummy house. Its on the small side but with simple decor isn't fussy or dressed up at all so don't expect a fancy museum, but it has substance, its chock full of information and artifacts like pottery and painted Egyptian...more

3.0 out of 5 15 January 2015
by Nickie C.

I think you have to be a big Egyptology (is that a word?) fan to come here.

It's free, it's staffed with nice people, and while not huge, it is filled to the brim with lots of little things, like sculpture, pots, and even a 5,000 year old linen tunic.

It's a unique little place though, and if you have a special interest, I'm sure it'd be quite a good way to spend an hour. There are handouts...more

4.0 out of 5 21 October 2011
by Nicole R.

I'm quite obsessed with ancient Egyptian artefacts, so when I learned that there's a museum dedicated to Egyptian archaeology, I had to go. There's a LOT to see in here. It's not a place to bring children or to go thinking you'll find some grand statues and the sort of stuff you'd find in the British Museum. However, if you're very into Egyptian history, it wouldn't hurt to go see it :)more

4.0 out of 5 7 July 2011
by Ruth F.

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

5.0 out of 5 15 May 2011
by Fiona G.

I have been coming here for years to draw.

It is relatively unknown & so very quiet :

perfect place to study ......more

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