Museums of Egypt

The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum, founded in 1902, is the Middle East’s oldest archaeological museum and home to the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities. The museum houses a large collection spanning the Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era. The complete burials of Yuya and Thuya, Psusennes I and Tanis’ treasures, and the Narmer Palette commemorating the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under one king are among the museum’s unrivaled collection. The museum also houses magnificent statues of the great kings Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, who built the Giza plateau’s pyramids. This unusually large museum is completed by an extensive collection of papyri, sarcophagi, and jewelry, among other objects.  

  • Address: 26XM+2G2, Wasim Hasan, Ismailia, Qasr El Nil, Cairo Governorate 4272083, Egypt
  • Phone: +20225796948
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The Royal Mummies Hall

Walk among past rulers in the Royal Mummies Hall, featuring 22 royal mummies. The hall is specially designed to display the mummies of the ancient Kings and Queens of Egypt. The discovery of the royal Mummies of the New Kingdom was one of the greatest and most unexpected discoberies in the history of archaeology. The hall includes 20 Royal mummies, 18 Kings, and 2 Queens, from the 17th until the 20th dynasty. The most famous mummies are Hatshepsut (Maatkare), Thutmose III (Menkheperre), Seqenenre Taa II.

  • Address: The national museum of Egyptian Civilization, Ad Deyorah, El Khalifa, Cairo Governorate 4245001, Egypt
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The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is a large museum (490,000 square metres (5,300,000 sq ft)) in Fustat, Egypt, which is now part of Cairo. The museum, which partially opened in February 2017, will display 50,000 artifacts spanning Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the present day. The permanent collection is split into two sections, one chronological and one thematic.

  • Address: Ein as Seirah, Old Cairo, Cairo Governorate 4245001, Egypt
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The Manial Palace and Museum

It is a former Alawiyya dynasty palace and grounds on the Nile’s Rhoda Island. It is located in the Sharia Al-Saray district of southern Cairo, Egypt, in the El-Manial district. The palace and estate have been preserved as an Antiquities Council-directed historic house museum and estate, reflecting the settings and lifestyle of an Egyptian royal prince and heir apparent in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The residence compound, made up of five distinct buildings, is surrounded by Persian gardens within an expansive English Landscape garden estate park, which runs along a small branch of the Nile.

  • Address: 1 السرايا, Old Cairo, Cairo Governorate 4240291, Egypt
  • Phone: +20223687495
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Royal Jewelry Museum

The Royal Jewelry Museum is an art and history museum located in Alexandria, Egypt’s Zizenia neighborhood, in the former palace of Princess Fatma Al-Zahra’. The halls of the building house a priceless collection of jewels and jewelry from the Muhammad Ali Dynasty. The rooms and lobbies also feature 19th-century paintings, statues, and decorative arts. The museum was first opened on October 24, 1986. It reopened in April 2010 after several years of renovations and expansion.

  • Address: 27 أحمد يحيى،، سان ستفانو،، El Raml 1, Alexandria Governorate 5451010, Egypt
  • Phone: +2035828348
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Museum of Islamic Art

With its exceptional collection of rare woodwork and plaster artefacts, as well as metal, ceramic, glass, crystal, and textile objects from all over the Islamic world, the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Cairo, Egypt is considered one of the world’s greatest museums. The museum has recently displayed approximately 4,500 artifacts in 25 Halls,[1] but it houses over 100,000 objects, with the remainder in storage. Rare manuscripts of the Qur’an are included in the collection, with some calligraphy written in silver ink on pages with elaborate borders. The Museum has organized a number of national and international exhibitions as well as archaeological excavations in the Fustat area. The museum closed for renovations in 2003, and re-opened 8 years later, in August 2010. The restoration cost nearly US$10 million.

  • Address: Port Said, Ghayt Al Adah, El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo Governorate 11638, Egypt
  • Phone: +20223901520
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Coptic Museum

The Coptic Museum is a museum in Coptic Cairo, Egypt, that houses the world’s largest collection of Coptic Christian artifacts. Marcus Simaika founded it in 1908 to house Coptic antiquities. The museum chronicles Egypt’s history from its beginnings to the present day. It was built on 8,000 square meters of land donated by the Coptic Orthodox Church and overseen by Pope Cyril V. The Coptic museum houses some of the most important examples of Coptic art in the world.

  • Address: 3 Mari Gerges, Kom Ghorab, Old Cairo, Cairo Governorate 4244001, Egypt
  • Phone: +20223628766
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Musee de la Barque Solaire (Khufu Ship)

It was built around 1985 and is dedicated to showcasing the reconstructed Khufu solar ship. The museum is located on the southern side of the pyramid, just a few meters from where it was discovered. It was built near the Great Pyramid of Khufu. It is outfitted with cutting-edge techniques and technologies to ensure the longevity of the solar boat.

  • Address: Nazlet El-Semman, Al Haram, Giza Governorate 3512201, Egypt

Grand Egyptian Museum Giza

The Grand Egyptian Museum Giza (GEM), also known as the Giza Museum, is a planned museum containing ancient Egyptian artifacts. The museum is still under construction and has been described as the world’s largest archaeological museum. The entire Tutankhamun collection will be on display, with many pieces appearing for the first time. The museum, which is part of a new master plan for the plateau, is located on 50 hectares of land about two kilometers from the Giza pyramids.

  • Address: X4V9+PW Kafr Nassar, Al Haram, Egypt
  • Phone: +20233776893

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