Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology



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One of the largest and most inspiring collections of Egyptian archaeology anywhere in the world. The displays illustrate life in the Nile Valley from prehistory, through the era of the Pharoahs to Roman and Islamic times. Especially noted for its collection of the personal items that illustrate life and death in Ancient Egypt, including the world's earliest surviving dress (c 2800BC). Photo credit: sarcophagi & relief - Gary Black

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Malet Place,University College London,LONDON,WC1E 6BT


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Wheelchair lift, torch loan. Please call in advance for extra help
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open all year, Tue-Sat 1-5

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