Come and look at some of the oldest artefacts held by the Petrie Museum on Egypt. Located near the British Museum, the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is much less well known than some of the other big museums in London. However, it is a hidden gem. In fact, it’s one of the top 5 museums in the world with artefacts from ancient Egypt. It has 80,000 objects from the ancient Nile valley. You will see more than 8,000 years of Black history including:
- The oldest woven garment in the world
- The face of the first pharoah
- True images of Akhenaton, Nefertiti and others
- And objects that really show us how ordinary ancient Egyptians lived such as their combs, jewellery, and other items for daily use
About Your Guide - Kandace Chimbiri
K.N. Chimbiri is the self-published author of four books: Secrets of the Afro Comb: 6,000 Years of Art and Culture; The Story of Early Ancient Egypt, Step Back in Time to Ancient Kush and her most recent best selling publication Windrush.
Kandace will take you on a fascinating hour long tour of the museum showing you many different items that the museum holds. She will also have some of her books on sale.
The price includes a £1 fee.
Petrie Museum Tour
Dates of Tour 2019: 28 September
Meeting Point: Outside Waterstones Café (if cold or raining meet inside the cafe), Torrington Place, 82 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6EQ
Meeting Time: 1.45pm
Setting Off Time: 2pm
Nearest tube: Euston Square Station- Circle/Metropolitan/Hammersmith & City Line. Out of station, turn left and walk down Gower Street till you see Waterstones [approximately 5-8 mins walk].
NOTE: Once the walk has commenced mobile is switched off
CHILD TICKETS ARE £2 - please order separately