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 Tuesday-Friday 1pm-5pm and Satudays 11am-5pm, with safety measures and pre-booking in place. Tickets go online two weeks in advance, with a few more released on the day.
Saturday 19 June: Festival of Intimacy
The Festival of Intimacy is a day-long festival of intimate performances, conversations and interactions that responds to the themes of touch and intimacy and asks what intimacy has meant as we live through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Events will take place between 11am-3pm in the Petrie Museum and across the UCL campus. Booking is essential. See the full programme and book now.
Regular tickets for the museum will be available from 3pm.
How we’re keeping you safe
Please only visit the museum in groups up to 6 or two households, and avoid mixing with other visitors. All visitors over 16 will need to check-in on arrival.
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. All visitors over the age of 16 will need to provide contact details on arrival, or check-in using the NHS Test & Trace app.