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Egyptology after Hours: Museum late at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian & Sudanese Archaeology

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, Malet Place, London, Greater London, WC1E 6BT

Explore our world-famous Egyptology collection after hours! With children’s colouring activities and friendly guides on hand to answer your questions, join us on a 350,000-year journey through the story of Ancient Egypt!

The Petrie Museum houses an estimated 80,000 objects, making it one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. We showcase life in the Nile Valley from prehistory through the time of the pharaohs, the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Coptic periods to the Islamic Age.

In 1998 our collection was designated ‘of outstanding importance’ by the UK Government and the museum contains several world-firsts including:

- The world’s oldest example of a woven garment.
- The worlds oldest example of worked iron.
- The world’s oldest example of a Will on paper.

Our collection focuses on objects of daily use, the unique and personal items that would have been used by ancient peoples in the Nile Valley each and every day. Join us for an evening of exploration and get up close and personal with these extraordinary objects; from stone tools to sarcophagi, amulets to armour and even Tutankhamun, a visit to the Petrie Museum is a must for anyone with an interest in Egyptology and the past.

Join us after hours for an evening exploring Ancient Egypt and Sudan. Get up close and personal with the intimate objects used by people in the past and learn how the collection came to be housed at University College London.

No need to book, just come along! Our expert museum guides will be on hand to answer your questions and there will be colouring activities available for children of all ages!

This event took place in September 2023 and the entry is now archived.

Organised by

UCL Museums & Cultural Programmes

Date last modified: 15th August 2023 at 12:13