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The British Museum

The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3DG
Telephone +44 (0)171 636-1555

The British Museum in London houses one of the largest Egyptian collections in the world. A small selection of the objects on display are shown in the British Museum Gallery.


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Cleopatra's Needle

Cleopatra's Needle
The Thames Embankment
London

OK, so this isn't a collection or Museum, but it is well worth a visit when you are in London..


The Science Museum

 

The Science Museum is unsurprisingly dedicated to Science and Technology, including impressive displays on spaceflight, aviation and suchlike. For the Egyptologist there are some objects of interest though. In the Museums exhibit on weights and measures there are several Ancient Egyptian weights, as well as examples from cultures such as Ancient Roman and Chinese measuring jugs and weights.

If you're in the area the museum is free to get into after 16:30 each day.


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Sir John Soane's Museum

Sir John Soane's Museum
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London
W.C.2
Telephone +44 (0)171 430-0175

This museum is DEFINITELY one of the most amazing I have ever visited. Sir John Soane was an English architect who died in 1837. During his lifetime he collected an amazing assortment of antiquities, antiques and works of art. The museum is housed in Sir John's house, with everything as far as possible exactly as he left it. Everywhere you go there are plastercasts of busts, fragments of statues, priceless paintings and several architectural models.
For the Egyptologist the museum is a must see when visiting London, as it houses the sarcophagus of Seti I. This was removed from Seti's tomb by Belzoni and offered to the British Museum. When they rejected it it was purchased by Sir John. It is, in my opinion, the most amazing and impressive ancient Egyptian artifact on display in the U.K..


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