While the British Museum is often the first thought for many visiting London in search of Egyptian artifacts, the Petrie Museum houses 80,000 Egyptian and Sudanese artifacts - making it one of the most significant museums of its kind in the world. The collection is full of many ‘firsts’ - their website details all the highlights of the collection. In addition it is only a short distance north of the British Museum. Located on the campus of University College London the collection is open from 1pm - 5pm Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.
Address: Malet Place, Gower Street, WC1E. Nearest tube: Goodge Street