Free to visit, the Petrie Museum of Egyptian and Sudanese Archaeology is home to one of the most important collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. This extraordinary collection tells the stories of the lives of ordinary people who lived along the Nile Valley thousands of years ago. Inside you’ll find papyrus and stone fragments inscribed with hieroglyphs; musical instruments and children’s toys; thousands of beads and amulets; ancient mummy cases and the treasures buried with them for the afterlife; and the oldest woven garment in the world: the Tarkhan Dress.
We are happy to announce that the museum is now open to the general public on Saturday 5 December and Saturday 12 December from 11am – 5pm, with safety measures and pre-booking in place.
If you are a UCL student or member of staff, you can also visit our Museums on Wednesdays.
How we’re keeping you safe
Tier 2 COVID alert level (high)
London is currently at Tier 2 COVID alert level (high). Please only visit the museum with members of your household and support bubble, and avoid mixing with groups outside of your household
In each of our museums we’ve installed sanitising stations, our staff will be wearing face coverings and we’ve temporarily removed any drawing materials and shared items. We’re keeping visitor numbers low and we’ve set-up one-way routes for you to follow.
In return, you need to wear a face covering inside our museums and when moving around the UCL campus (unless you are not able to for personal reasons). As in other public spaces, you need to keep 2m away from other visitors and if you develop any symptoms of Covid-19 after your visit, please contact NHS Test & Trace.