Part of the University of London in Bloomsbury, this small and specialist museum owns more than 80,000 objects (not all are on display), most of which came from the private collection of Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie.
What is there to see at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology?
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is a lesser-known treasure chest of Egyptian and Sudanese artefacts owned by University College London.
Discover a huge collection of ceramics, mummies, coffins, papyrus and stonework which transport you back to Ancient Egypt and Sudan.
Highlights include a dress from 5000BC and other items of clothing, footwear and jewellery, which give an intimate sense of how real people lived thousands of years ago.
Get a closer look at individual items in the museum’s augmented reality kiosks, where visitors can virtually study precious relics.
The museum also has an extensive archive that anyone is welcome to delve into – but you will need to book in advance to do so.
How long does it take to go around the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology?
This is one of London’s smaller museums but with so many detailed and rare artefacts on display, you’ll want to give yourself at least two hours to appreciate it all.
Is it free to visit the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology?
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is free to visit and you don’t need to book in advance. Check opening times before visiting as it is closed over the Easter and Christmas holiday periods.
Where is the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology?
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is on the main campus of University College London in Bloomsbury, central London. The museum is on Malet Place.
How do I get to the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology?
The closest Tube stations are Goodge Street, which is a five-minute walk away, Euston Square, which is a seven-minute walk away, Warren Street, which is an eight-minute walk away and Russell Square, which is a nine-minute walk away.
The closest mainline station is Euston, which is a 10-minute walk away.
Various bus routes run close to the museum.
There are Santander Cycles docking stations on Malet Street and Taviton Street.
Prices and opening times
Tuesday - Friday 13:00 – 17:00.
Saturday - 11:00-17:00
Closed: Christmas & Easter.
Venue Details & Map
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
University College London
Malet PlaceLondonWC1E 6BT
- +44 (0)20 3108 9000
- 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.
- Payment Facilities
- Free entry