UCL, Institute of Archaeology

UCL, Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PY
Greater London


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The Institute of Archaeology houses fine teaching and reference collections. They include prehistoric ceramics and stone artefacts from many parts of the world as well as collections of Classical Greek and Roman ceramics. There are extensive collections of archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological material which act as a primary source for the identification of plant and animal remains. Collections of minerals and other materials form part of the teaching resource for the study of early technology. Western Asiatic material includes the famous Petrie collection of Palestininan artefacts excavated by Sir Flinders Petrie, and from Jericho, material excavated by the renowned Kathleen Kenyon.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archaeological site, Science centre, Archive, Library

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 0900-1900

Admission charges

Free admission

Getting there

Euston Mainline and Northern / Victoria Underground Lines.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Photography, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
UCL, IoA World Arch Day

World Archaeology Festival - UCL Institute of Archaeology

  • 14 June 2014 11am-4pm

The World Archaeology Festival: Passport to the Past is held by the Institute of Archaeology at University College London as part of the Council for British Archaeology's annual summer Festival of Archaeology.

The World Archaeology Festival is a free family event for everyone, with a wide variety of activities themed around archaeology and the research of staff and students at the UCL Institute of Archaeology.

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Suitable for

  • Any age



Getting there

Euston Mainline and Northern / Victoria Underground Lines.