Great-Britain

 

     

England

 

Abingdon:

Abingdon County Hall Museum

stolen All Egyptian artefacts were stolen in 2005.

 

Alnwick:

Alnwick Castle

 

 

 Aylesbury:

Buckinghamshire County Museum

A permission form needs to be completed at the front desk.! +400 (a few on display) Allmost all of the Egyptian material is stored in the museum resource centre at Halton where it can be viewed after appointment.

 

Banbury:

Banbury Museum

7

  

Bath:

Roman Baths Museum

28 not on display

Bath Royal Literary And Scientific Institution

92 not on display Visit by appointment only! The Egyptian collection is loaned to the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery.
Postal Museum
1 on display A papyrus from 1200 BC.

 

Batley:

Bagshaw Museum

857 (200+ on display) A great part of the collection of the Dewsbury Museum is on display here.

 

Bedford:

Bedford Museum

203

 

Bexhill on Sea:

Bexhill Museum

465 Small display of the most important pieces.

 

Bexley:

Bexley Museum

12

 

Birchington:

Powell-Cotton Museum

30-40

 

Birkenhead:

Williamson Art Gallery And Museum

Photography for reference & research purposes only is acceptable, you would have to ask permission for photographs to reproduce. 100 not on display The small collection can be viewed after appointment.

 

Birmingham:

Barber Institute of Fine Arts

1 collossal Gabro Head of Amenhotep III, possibly a fake

Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity Museum (University of Birmingham)

 

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

8.000


Blackburn:

Blackburn Museum And Art Gallery

Photography is allowed in some areas of the museum. You would need to complete a permission form at the reception desk and you would be advised where photography is not permitted when you do so. ! 329

 

Bolton:

Central Museum and Art Gallery

Photography for non-commercial purposes is allowed; for publication permission must be asked, a declaration form from the front desk needs to be signed.! 10.000

 

Bournemouth:

Bournemouth Natural Science Society Museum

370

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery And Museum

Photography is allowed but there is a form to sign making the copyright over to the museum.! 150

 

 Brighton (Kent):

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

+1.300

 

 Bristol:

City Museum and Art Gallery

+8.000

 

Burnley:

Towneley Hall Art Gallery And Museum

414

 

Cambridge:

Fitzwilliam Museum

+25.000

The Lawrence Room (Egyptian Collection of the Girton College)

700 Visits by appointment only, at least 24 hours in advance.

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

6.854 (a few on display)

 

Canterbury:

Royal Museum And Art Gallery

500 (? on display) Most of this collection is in reserve!

 

Carlisle:

Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery

150 (not on display?) The material is currently in use as a schools handling collection with associated teaching.

 

Chatsworth:

Chatsworth House

  Has at least two Sekhmet statues.

 

Chelmsford:

Chelmsford And Essex Museum

30 not on display There are some questions that these 30 objects could all be forgeries and this collection is not on display!

 

Cheltenham:

Cheltenham Art Gallery And Museum

180

 

Chester:

Grosvenor Museum

3 Contains a coffin, an animal mummie and a scarab Amenhotep III.

 

Chiddingstone (Kent):

Chiddingstone Castle

800 (75 on display) Thematic display: Daily Life, Farming, Scribing, the Priesthood, Gods and Pharaohs, and Death and the Afterlife.

 

Clitheroe (Lancashire):

Stonyhurst College

1 A 2500 year old mummy of a boy of 5 or 6 year old is on display in the Long Room.

 

Colchester:

Colchester Castle Museum

190 (1 on display)

 

Coventry:

Herbert Art Gallery And Museum

18

 

Croydon:

Croydon Museum And Heritage Service

3 Contains 3 metal statuettes.

Croydon Natural History And Scientific Society Museum

32 Open for research by appointment with the curator only.

 

Dewsbury:

Dewsbury Museum

not on display The Major part of the collection is on display in the Bagshaw Museum in Batley.

 

Derby:

Derby City Museum And Art Gallery

90

 

Doncaster:

Doncaster Museum And Art Gallery

55

 

Dover:

Dover Museum

3 not on display This museum originally had 26 objects, some were destroyed during war, others are missing. Currently only 3 have been recovered. Not on display!

 

Dudley:

Dudley Museum And Art Gallery

21 not on display This collection is currently not on display!

 

Durham:

The Oriental Museum

6.724

 

Enfield:

Forty Hall Museum

4 This collection contains 4 shabtis.

 

Exeter:

Royal Albert Memorial Museum

450

 

Gillingham:

Royal Engineers Museum

4

 

Glouchester:

Glouchester City Museum & Art Gallery

2 not on display the objects are 2 predynastic flint tools

 

Grantham:

Grantham Museum

40

 

Greenwich:

Greenwich Heritage Centre

50 not on display

 

Guildford:

Guildford Museum

10 This small collection will rise in the future.

 

Halifax:

Bankfield Museum

55 (a few on display)  The museum would be happy to arrange access to the items which are not on display with prior notice.

 

Harborough:

Harborough Museum

2 Contains a shabti and an animal mummie.

 

Harlow:

The Museum of Harlow

6

 

Harrogate:

Mercer Art Gallery

700 not on dispaly This collection is not on display. However, selected pieces are occasionally displayed in the Royal Pump Room Museum!

Royal Pump Room Museum

  This museum occasionaly displays egyption objects stored at the Mercer Art Gallery!

 

Harrow on the Hill:

Old Speech Room Gallery and Museum

1.070 (270 on display)

 

Hartlepool:

Hartlepool Arts and Museums Service ( Sir William Gray House)

160 not on display This collection is in storage!

 

Haslemere:

Haslemere Educational Museum

228

 

Hastings:

Hastings Museum And Art Gallery

40

 

Hatfield:

Mill Green Museum

4

 

Hereford:

Hereford Museum And Art Gallery

20

 

Hertford:

Hertford Museum

115 not on display The Egyptian collection is not currently on permanent display, but objects can be viewed by appointment if people are interested.

 

Hitchin:

North Hertfordshire Museum (to open in 2017?)

40 This is the former Letchworth Museum And Art Gallery reopenend on a new location. Collection contains amulets, bronze statuettes, shabti's, jewelry, scarab's and a funerary cone of Neferhabef.

Horsham:

Horsham Museum

Photography for non-commercial purposes is allowed.! 11

 

Hull:

Hull & East Riding Museum

200
Hands on History Museum
1 on display A 2600 year old mummy of a priest of Min is on display.

 

Huntley:

Brander Museum

1 not on display Contains a mummified head, not on display!

 

Ipswich:

Ipswich Museum

800 (? on display)

 

Keighley:

Cliffe Castle Museum

400+ Collection contains a mummy of a young woman from Thebes 250 BC and a black coffin, amulets, pottery, bronze and stone statuettes, canopic vases, animal mummies, reliefs, cosmetic palettes, jewelry from the 18th till 20th dynasty, shabti's, stela, a foundation depot and flint tools.

 

Kendal:

Kendal Museum

250

 

Kew:

Royal Botanic Gardens

For pictures you have to contact the photography service. 500

 

King's Lynn:

Lynn Museum

111

 

Kingston Lacy:

Bankes Collection

100 on display

 

Knutsford:

National Trust, Tatton Park

7 not on display This collection is not on display!

 

Lacock Abbey:

National Trust, Fox Talbot Museum

  Collection of William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) containing stone blocks with inscriptions, stelae and Ushabti

 

Leamington Spa:

Royal Pump Rooms (Art Gallery And Museum)

 Non commercial photography is allowed on application. You would need to complete a request form stating what the images are for and would need to credit Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum.! 70 (selection on display) Part of the collection is in storage.

 

Leeds:

Leeds City Museum

1.500 (170 on display) The Leeds City Museum will be opening in august 2008!

 

 Leicester:

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery  

500

Jewry Wall Museum Of Archaeology

 

 

Lincoln:

The Art and Archaeology Collection in Lincolnshire

200

 

Liverpool:

The Garstang Museum of Archaeology (University of Liverpool)

Photography in the Museum is only permitted for personal use by researchers or, for publication purposes, by prior arrangement. 22.000

World Museum Liverpool

16.000+ (1.300 on display)

 

Lode:

Anglesey Abbey

1 A bronze cat.

 

London:

The British Museum

110.000
The Cuming Museum  Photography used for research or academic purposes only can be allowed. 200
The Freud Museum 400
The Horniman Museum 850
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archeology +80.000
The Sir John Soane’s Museum 38
Victoria and Albert Museum ? on display The ceramics department of which the Ancient Egyptian objects are part is closed until september 2009
British Optical Association Museum 4 Visits only by appointment.
Gunnersbury Park Museum 110 not on display all items are flints
Museum of London 27 not on display
Hunterian Museum (The Royal College Of Surgeons Of England) For pictures you have to contact the photography service. 27
The Science Museum (NMSI) 1.387 This museum ciontains 1.387 objects, spread over 23 collections.
Society Of Antiquaries (Burlington House) 99 This collection is only visible if you are a member or by recommandation.
Natural History Museum not on display Animal mummies
Pollock’s Toy Museum 1 on display Contains a clay mouse from 2000 BC.
 UCL Institute of Archaeology Collections   Contains at least some scarabs.
UCL Ethnography Collections on appointment Pottery, flint tools and arrow-heads, fayence fragments, palettes, mace-heads.
Wellcome Collection   Ptolemaic Book of the Dead of Kerqun, a heart scarab, 2 canopic vases, bronze figurines, bronze mummification tools, animal mummies, cosmetic equipment and vessels, bronze mirror, toilet box, Faiyum portrait, mummified brain half from burial ground reign Mentuhotep II deir el-bahari. Papyri.

 

Lyme Regis:

Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

1 Contains a stone vessel.

 

Manchester:

The Manchester Museum

20.000

 

 Macclesfield:

West Park Museum

Photography is allowed for private use only, form to be filled in.! 350

 

Maidstone:

Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery

Photography foor personal use is allowed after filling in your name and address in a book at the reception. For photography for other use a form needs to be filled in and copies of the pictures teken must be given to the museum.! 584

 

Middlesbrough:

Dorman Museum

250

 

Newbury:

West Berkshire Museum

  Some items are loaned to Highclere Castle.

Highclere Castle

500

 

Newcastle upon Tyne:

Great North Museum: Hancock (University of Newcastle)

  This museum contains the Egyptian objects from the former Hancock Museum, the Shefton Museum, the Museum of Antiquities and the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.

Laing Art Gallery

60

 

 Northampton:

Abington Museum

  Some items from the Northampton Museum are on display here

Northampton Museum And Art Gallery

221 not on display Some of these are displayed in the Abington Museum. The rest are stored!

Museum Of The Leathercraft

4

 

Norwich:

World Art Collections Exhibitions (Sainsbury Collection)

Photography for personal use only is permitted on completion of a Licence to Photograph form which is available at the Gallery Reception.! 68 Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, University of East Anglia.

Norwich Castle Museum And Art Gallery

Photography is allowed for personal use. For photography for other purposes contact the marketing department. ! 464

 

Nottingham:

Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Only photography by prior arrangement and under special circumstances is allowed.  

Brewhouse Yard Museum

Only photography by prior arrangement and under special circumstances is allowed. 200

 

Northwood:

Merchant Taylors' School

250

 

Nuneaton:

Nuneaton Museum And Art Gallery

1 Contains an incomplete pottery vessel reconstructed from sherds.

 

Oldham:

Oldham Art Gallery And Museum

60 not on display This collection is not on display!

 

Orpington:

Bromley Museum

Photography for private use only is allowed; permission can be requested from a member of staff on visiting the museum.! 107?(not on display)

 

Oxford:

The Ashmolean Museum

  Museum will be closed from 23 december 2008 until november 2009.

The Pitt Rivers Museum

+700

 

Plymouth:

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

1.500 not on display

 

Port Sunlight:

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Photography for non commercial purpose allowed, form to be filled in! 48 Most of the Ancient Egyptian Collection is on long-term loan to the Bolton Museum!

 

Preston:

Harris Museum & Art Gallery
? on display At least some shabti's should be on display in the Discovery Room.

 

Reading:

The Museum of Reading

For pictures contact the photographic service of the museum. 700 Contains 700 object, including Near-Eastern objects.

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology (University of Reading)

Photography fur personal use only is permitted. Photography for other purposes is not allowed; pictures can be bought from the photographic service.! 200

 

Rochdale:

Rochdale Arts and Heritage Resource Centre

2.000 Can only be visited by appointment!

 

Rochester:

Guildhall Museum

10

Rotherfield Greys:

Greys Court

1 on display A wedjat eye amulet is on display.

 

Rotherham:

Clifton Park Museum

Photography only allowed for personal use, form to be filled in. Pictures for publication have to be paid.! 90 (25 on display)

 

Saffron Walden:

Saffron Walden Museum

250 (? on display)

 

Saint Albans:

Verulamium Museum

140 not on display At present, the ancient Egyptian collection is not part of the permanent display. For access, contact the museum.

 

Saint Helens:

World Of Glass

General shots can be taken without a flash but anything specific is subject to permission.! 273

 

Saint Helier (Channel Island of Jersey):

Jersey Museum and Art Gallery

2 not on display Items are a shabti and an alabaster vase.

 

Saint Peter Port (Channel Island of Guernsey):

Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery

179 (16 on display) Only 9% of the collection is currently on display.

 

Salford:

Salford Museum And Art Gallery

360 not on display

 

Salisbury:

Salisbury And South Wiltshire Museum

25 not on display Currently on display within the Pitt Rivers gallery are the following objects from Egypt: 4 flint tools from the Palaeolithic, a copper alloy seal box from the Roman period and a replica 1881 map; rest in storage!

 

Scarborough:

Rotunda Museum

50 not on display The ancient Egyptian collection is held by Scarborough Museums & Gallery, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough YO11 2HG (!not confirmed!)

 

Sheffield:

Weston Park Museum

800 (20 on display)

 

Southampton:

SeaCity Museum

?not on display The former Egyptian Collection of the God’s House Tower Museum which contained 119 objects and was closed in 2011 is probably stored here.

 

Southend-on-Sea: 

Southend Central Museum

53

 

Southport (Merseyside):

Atkinson Art Gallery

900-1.000 The 70 objects of the Botanical Gardens Museum which closed in 2011 were probably moved to this museum.

 

South Shields:

Arbeia Roman Fort And Museum

22 not on display

 

Stockport:

Stockport Museum

100-150 Some material is stored with the reserve collections at Woodbank Hall under the umbrella of Stockport Heritage Services.

 

Stonyhurst College:

Stonyhurst College

1 on display The college has a 2.500 year old mummy of an unknown boy on display in the "Long Room".

 

Stoke-on-Trent:

Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

60

 

Swindon:

Swindon Museum

Photography for private use is permitted; you will have to sign the photograph book. Photography for publication is charged.! 31

 

Tonbridge:

Tonbridge School

 

 

Torquay:

Torquay Museum

360

 

 Truro (Cornwall):

Royal Cornwall Museum

Photography for educational purposes only, copyright form to be filled in. 908

 

Tunbridge Wells:

Tunbridge Wells Museum And Art Gallery

65 Part of the Egyptian collection is currently on long-term loan to Kent County Museums Services schools department.

 

Walsall:

Walsall Museum And Art Gallery

23

 

Wandsworth:

Wandsworth Museum

1 This museum contains a square inch of mummie linen.

 

Warminster:

Longleat House

30 The ancient Egyptian collection is viewable on any of the ten days a year when the museum offers Private Chattels Tours (the ten days and times between April and November are advertised annually) and at other times by appointment with the Curator of Historic Collections.

Warminster School

1 This collection contains 1 papyrus from the book of the dead.

 

Warrington:

Warrington Museum And Art Gallery

A photographic permit must be ask from a member of staff. For publication of photographs a permission for copyright is needed.! 400

 

Warwick:

 Market Hall Museum

250 not on display

 

Wigan:

Museum of Wigan Life

29 not on display

 

Winchester:

Winchester Museums Service (Historic Resources Centre)

225

Winchester College

71

 

Windsor:

The Eton Myers Collection of Ancient Egyptian Art

2.500

 

Wisbech:

Wisbech and Fenland Museum

200

 

Worcester:

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

Photography for private use only, form to be completed.! 200

York:

York Art Gallery

a few on display rest in storage A few canopic vases with lids are on display, more are in storage as wel as other small objets such as 2 shabti's, a bronze statuette, an ungment jar, a bowl, 2 bronze arrowheads and a fayence decorative tile.

 

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