Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

University College London, Malet Place
London WC1E 6BT

ucl.ac.uk

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. It is largely based on the artefact collections gathered by the pioneering archaeologist Sir Flinders Petrie on his many excavations, and includes his own detailed documentation.

Pollock's Toy Museum

1 Scala Street
London W1P 1LT

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Pollock's Toy Museum occupies two houses joined together in the heart of Fitzrovia, one 18th century, one 19th; the rooms are small and connected by narrow winding staircases. The whole place exudes atmosphere and evocations of those special times of childhood.

Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great

West Smithfield
London EC1A 9DS

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The ancient Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great was founded by a courtier of Henry I (son of William the Conqueror). It is a stunning example of Norman architecture which has survived the numerous transformations and upheavals London has undergone over the past 900 years, including the Great Fire and the air raids of two world wars.