The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Cairo: Hours, Address, The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Reviews: 4.5/5

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This famous museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyption artifacts (more than 120,000 items on display) featuring the famous Tutankhamun collection with its beautiful gold death mask and sarcophagus and the royal Mummy room, which houses an additional eleven Pharaonic dignitaries.
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  • Sadat • 4 min walk
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mpq_domanski
Krakow, Poland70 contributions
May 2022
Despite plans of moving to new premises it is still a place full of very interesting artefacts not only to egyptologists. It is not that packs are waiting to be transferred - what we were afraid of. The display is old-school type but it is also interesting. We had a very good guide from Over Egypt Tours who led us from one interesting item to another and explained their history but even all alone you may appreciate the sheer beauty of exposed pieces (highly recommed Faiyum sarcophages with portrait art exceeding that of Louvre.:)
Written 13 May 2022
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TTOverseas
Cairo, Egypt206 contributions
Apr. 2022
The "Old" Museum still belongs on everyone's list: King Tut, of course, but we loved the old layout and wood displays. Very much brings you back 100 years. The newer Museums are also wonderful, but you can't recreate the feeling of the original "Old" Museum.
Written 30 April 2022
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Ahmad Mahmoud
Cairo, Egypt9 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Family
Always proud of you Egypt amazing antiques all over the museum wonderful miracles from the ancient world of Egypt 🇪🇬 ❤
Written 26 April 2022
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JOHNROBERTS57
Kendal, UK244 contributions
Feb. 2022
Seeing the artifacts of the past is still awesome worth a trip as so much to view it is rather awesome
Written 24 April 2022
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PurrPrinThom
Dublin, Ireland100 contributions
Apr. 2022
The museum is spectacular and absolutely crammed with artifacts. You could easily spend a full day, if not longer, wandering the halls and seeing everything it has to offer.

There is very little by way of signage, which is a tad disappointing, and so a guide would be very handy. But it isn't necessary and you can thoroughly enjoy the museum without one.

We spend a full day here and have absolutely no regrets!
Written 23 April 2022
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Gordon B
London, UK1,438 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
There is so much in here so you really would benefit from having a guide.

The interior is not very inspiring for a museum and the items could be displayed with a bit of thought.

Some of the groups can be quite large and it is difficult to negotiate around them.
Written 20 April 2022
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clarae
London, UK19 contributions
Mar. 2022
They are moving pieces to the new museum, but this just gives visitors a chance to see different exhibits and take in the faded charm of the place. If Tut’s room heaving with tourists, just check out other gems and return, often the tours are on a tight schedule. Recently entered the darkened room, to find it almost empty!
Written 19 April 2022
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Sherry A
Cairo, Egypt14 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Solo
Wonderful place i LOVE It l Go to It every month i spent pretty time wonderful Services great place in World
Written 19 April 2022
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WIH-Intl
Lagos, Nigeria202 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Family
Absolutely Amazing .

There are no words to describe the antiquities in this museum.

The advancement of the Egyptians is so evident and mind boggling as at that time

The preservation of the relics opens your mind to the way of life as far back as 4000B.C

The share scale and craftsmanship will blow your mind
Written 17 April 2022
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DavidE8479
New York City, NY13 contributions
Apr. 2022
The museum is old school more like a warehouse of fabulous artifacts. We had a guide so we could move through and find the gems. The new museum will be open soon and, hopefully, be up to modern standards. That said, until it is, this is a must in Cairo
Written 17 April 2022
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