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 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.
How we’re keeping you safe
The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors is paramount and so we have decided to keep in place a number of our Covid-19 safety measures beyond 19 July.
In each of our museums we’ve installed sanitising stations, and our staff and volunteers will continue to wear face coverings. We’re keeping visitor numbers low and we’ve set-up one-way routes for you to follow.
In return, we expect you to wear a face covering inside our museums and when moving around the UCL campus (unless you are not able to for personal reasons). We expect our visitors to show common courtesy and respect to each other around distancing and if you develop any symptoms of Covid-19 after your visit, please contact NHS Test & Trace. All visitors over the age of 16 are encouraged to provide contact details on arrival, or check-in using the NHS Test & Trace app.
Check before you visit
Being able to safely open is reliant on the health of our staff and volunteers. If members of our team become unwell or are asked to self-isolate, we may have to close the museums. If you have prebooked your ticket, we will inform you as soon as we know. We will try and give as much notice as possible, but please check our website and social media in advance of your visit.
These measures have been drawn up in accordance with industry best practice and guidance issued by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.
These measures will stay in place beyond 19 July until 31 August at the earliest.