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The Petrie Museum houses an estimated 80,000 objects, making it one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. It illustrates life in the Nile Valley from prehistory through the time of the pharaohs, the Ptolemaic, Roman and Coptic periods to the Islamic period. The entire collection of this museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.
Open to the public Tuesday to Saturday 13.00 – 17.00. We are also open for group and individual researcher visits on weekday mornings 10am - 12pm and all day Monday, but booking for this is essential - please contact the museum.
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Facilities and services
- Education facilities available
- Library with public access
- Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
- Study facilities
- Toilets for disabled
- Wheelchair access to some public areas
- Wheelchairs available for loan
- Academic publications and resources available
- Adult lectures and courses held
- Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
- General guide to collections available
- Loan service
- Member of staff available with responsibility for education
- Object identification and/or written enquiry service
- Pre-booking service for groups
- Primary school education service available
- Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
- Public access available to collections information
- Specialist publications on collections available
- Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
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