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There are over 5000 items in the collection. Most of them were collected by the pharmacist Sir Henry Wellcome. Others came to us from: the British Museum; the Royal Edinburgh Museum; National Museums and Galleries of Wales Cardiff; the Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery, Woking College and also private donors.

Sir Henry Wellcome collected items from excavations. Included in the Egypt Centre collection are items from Armant, Amarna, Deir el-Medina, Esna, Mostagedda, Qau, etc. Additionally he collected items from individuals. These included Robert de Rustafjaell, Gayer-Anderson, Berens, Cesnola, Rev. William Frankland Hood and the Rev. William MacGregor.

We have items from the British Isles, Cyprus, Rome, Greece, and of course Egypt!

The collection menu above allows you to choose from:

  • selected items, that is, our information sheets on a limited number of objects (detailed information on a few artefacts)
  • searching the whole of our catalogue (limited information on all artefacts on a searchable database)

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As well as being accessible via our online database on the link to the left, our collection may also be accessed via Culture Grid.