Petrie Museum learning resources
School Visits and Outreach
The Petrie Museum welcomes school group visits on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings between 10am and 12pm. There is no charge for this service. Pupils will normally have exclusive use of the museum. Visits are based on the use of a downloadable Teachers' Pack entitled ‘Egypt in Africa’. Each session begins with an introduction to the collection and ends with a ‘Question and Answer Session’. Pre booking is essential and and this can be arranged by contacting the Visitor Services Officer.
Free Outreach sessions can also be arranged involving our learning staff visiting your classroom with a case of objects for curriculum-linked hands-on workshops. For more details please visit the UCL Museums learning resources page.
Digital Egypt for Universities
Digital Egypt for Universities is a free online resource for university learning and teaching, introducing all periods and themes of Egypt from the prehistoric to Islamic times, with 3D reconstructions of selected sites represented in the Petrie Museum.
Textiles in the Petrie Museum
at 14-16 year old students studying Textiles (English GCSE). Designed
to support individual study. Can be used off-site.
- Download Textiles in the Petrie Museum (doc, 1.3MB)
Egypt in Africa
A pack designed for teachers of 7-11 year olds (Key Stage 2 of the English National Curriculum). Designed to be used in conjunction with a booked museum visit; includes a booking form.
- Download Egypt in Africa (doc, 7.9MB)
ESOL Resources (English for Speakers of Other languages)
Depending on availability, we can book groups over 10 into the museum during our opening hours. Groups under 10 do not need to book. Booking outside of those times is limited but we will try and facilitate groups where possible. Risk assessments are also available.
For more information and booking contact Debbie Challis or call us on 020 7679 4138.
Resources written by Meena Jadwani, Judy Joseph, Nadia Ibrahim and edited by Jamie Dicks and Debbie Challis.
- Previsit Information (pdf, 234KB)
- Cultural Diversity (pdf, 854KB)
- Everyday (pdf, 2.6MB)
- Islamic Art & Culture (pdf, 1.3MB)
- Worksheet: Islamic Art & Culture (pdf, 1.3MB)
- Timeline (pdf, 686KB)
- Tutors Notes (pdf, 374KB)
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