Petrie museum Malet Place, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 6BT
This UCL collection of Ancient Egyptian works of art is part of a very special tour and a maximum of 4 children at one time, since it is a small university museum. Particularly relevant for children learning about the Egyptians at school.
Containing incredible examples of Egyptian art and artefacts, the collection contains some famous 'firsts': one of the earliest pieces of linen from Egypt (about 5000 BC); the earliest example of metal from Egypt, the first worked iron beads; the oldest wills on papyrus paper; the only veterinary papyrus from ancient Egypt; and the largest architectural drawing, showing a shrine (about 1300 BC).
The Petrie contains works of art including colourful tiles, carvings, frescoes and also the world’s largest collection of Roman period mummy portraits.
Please contact us if you would like to arrange a tour.