The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Myismail2@aol.com
    Droitwich, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    EGYPT at its best..... History and marvel cannot wait to see the new museum
    A lovely museum full of beautiful artifacts, What a Joy to spend time and think of how long ago this all has been. The people that mange this museum has a great experience and appreciate the visitors that has come a long way to shar this fantastic show. In every room there is more exabites to make a museum from one room. Perfect…. please have time to enjoy.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Aisha Y
    Cairo, Egypt106 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Egyptian Museum
    Visiting the Egyptian Museum is a must for anyone interested in ancient Egypt. To make the most of your visit, plan to spend several hours exploring the amazing collection. Do not forget to hire a professional tour guide to gain deeper insights into the historical significance and context of the exhibits.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 July 2023
  • newflyer
    Bridgeport, Connecticut1,223 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth seeing, even after the new museum opens
    I went to the new GEM museum, which is not open yet so you can only see the lobby area before I went to this museum which I have seen before, 9 years ago. It is unfortunate that I was not able to take photos in the Tut room this time as I was able to take photos last time and it was something I was really looking forward to. It is also unfortunate that the caretakers of this museum seem to have neglected it in favor of the new museum. The glass cases were often dirty, many of the displays were missing having been moved to the new museum in anticipation of its opening and there were crates of things to be moved to the new museum in many locations. There was still tons of stuff to see here and the architecture of the building itself is worth a visit. I definitely recommend a guide when you go here, they really bring the place to life. The A/C was not on when we were here and I definitely remember it being on in the Tut room last time. I guess things change a lot in 9 years and sometimes not for the better.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Tom Moser
    Fallbrook, California159 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Until new museum opens, it is worth the time!
    When I booked my trip to Egypt, I had hoped that the new museum would be opening. After my trip… don’t hold your breath! So, I went to the old museum and was pleasantly surprised at the items still in residence. Many of Tut’s tomb items now reside in the new unopened museum and can be seen only by “special” invite ….. no idea how to get the invite! However, the old museum looks worn, but the items are still amazing. Jewelry, statues, sarcophagus, tablets and fabulous other tomb’s items and all you would expect to see in a 1st class museum. I took about 2 Hrs and was happy.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Alan Mayo
    Aldeburgh, United Kingdom60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum still hosting Tutenkhamun until the new museum completes
    We had to fit this visit in on way to airport so had bags and time constrained. First point flight bags can be left for a tip at the left luggage cabin which is inside the museum complex (bags need to go through security screening at main gate) but outside the museum building near the cafeteria. The museum itself is fab not least because it is still currently (Sept 23) housing the Tutankhamun treasures, although lots of other things to see when those get relocated to the new museum being completed late in 2023? on West Bank near Pyramids. We quickly realised that to make the most of our two hours we'd need a guide.We spoke to one of the security guards in the museum and he contacted a guide on our behalf who showed up within a few minutes. Our guide Osama see details in photo was great complete contrast to some of the scammers who set up as guides around these attractions. He spoke good English, gave us the context of what we were seeing, was genuinely knowledgeable and really focused us on the interesting and unusual things to see there, highly recommend him.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 September 2023
  • Ian D
    London, United Kingdom129 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Atmospheric
    This was my third visit over many years and there is still something atmospheric about coming here. Clearly some items have been removed to be put in the Grand Egyptian Museum (opening January 2024...maybe) (GEM) but there are still may many items to see and wander around. As I am sure many commentators have said not everything is labeled and may be described as higgldly piggidly but that gives it the atmosphere it has had for many years. Imporatnt point for potential visitors, as of the date of this review, the Tutankamun face mask, his coffins and other items from his tomb are on display here and still astound. I suppose they will move to the GEM but currently here and not to be missed.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 September 2023
  • Ryan S
    Cardiff, United Kingdom604 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Excellent Collection
    Visited on a excursion from Hurghada, this 100+ year old museum is just excellent. It took ages to get in, but it was worth the wait. Its not a very large museum compared to other major museums, but there are quite a lot of notable displays. The most notable display is everything to do with Tutankhamum which includes his mask, his coffin and notable artefacts from his tomb which are found on the upper floor in a small, dark, cramped room, in which you cannot take photos in unless you pay the security guard. Other notable displays include Statue of Djoser, Menkaure Triad Statue, Statue of Khafre, Statue of Mentuhotep II, Statue of Osiris, Statue of Rameses II, Colossal statuary group of Amenhotep III, Coffin of Akhenaten, Funerary Mask of Tuya, 2 famous Pyramidions, 2 Egyptian Mummies and many decorated coffins. There is so much too see and so much history behind each display. Its worth spending 2 hours in the actual museum. To get in is a very long waiting time as it is very popular with tourists and tour groups. However, this attraction just cannot be missed.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 October 2023
  • LonelyPlant
    Manchester, United Kingdom129 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating museum with many ancient exhibits
    The Museum is currently in a state of flux, as some of the treasures have been transferred to the New Egyptian Museum of Civilisation with the mummies, whilst others are filed in the archives and will, no doubt, go to the new, modern museum adjacent to the Giza plateau and pyramids. Once the new museum opens and there has been sufficient time to organise the items and distribute them to their new homes for display, all will be wonderful. Tutankhamen’s glorious treasures and those of the lesser-known Psussennes are stunning and well worth the visit. However, there is far more to see than the gold and silver mummy cases, beautiful jewellery and other precious items. Areas containing priceless artefacts cannot be photographed, though many people tried. Security guards are ever vigilant! If interested in Egyptology, this is somewhere you would spend a couple of days in! Entry is 300 EGP (approximately £7 or $10 or €10) at the moment.
    Visited September 2023
    Written 6 October 2023
  • KRISTINA W
    Greater Sydney, Australia31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience with excellent driver
    I arranged with Rimo tours for our driver to take us to the airport via the civilisation museum in Cairo . We had a wonderful driver, Mr Mohammad Radhi pick us up and drive us there, he was an excellent driver in a very clean new vehicle. He told us historical facts about buildings as we passed them , he spke greatvEnglish and was very knowledgeable and keen for us to know about the sites we saw. He waited with our bags while we visited this excellent museum , full of interesting artifacts from all over Egypt. The room of mummified bodies was vast and truly amazing. Mr Radhi colllexted us a planned and whisked us to the airport in good time . No hesitiations in commending him or the company , Rimo tours who he works for. As independant travellers itwas great to discover this company who became our ‘go to ‘ company for drivers whilst in Cairo/ Giza.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 October 2023
  • Arthur A
    Medlow Bath, Australia17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit it before it is gone.
    Despite the significant changes happening with exhibits given the new museums in Cairo, this is still the largest and best. A true old school museum. The amount of treasure is just overwhelming. Most tours do not allow sufficient time to investigate this great space. It really needs a full day at least. Ideally the new museum will be able to accommodate all the exhibits rather than have incomplete collections in 3 museums.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 October 2023
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HOHElSEL ALFRED
Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Friends
My visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities was captivating. The extensive collection of mummies, statues, and artifacts provided a deep insight into Egypt's ancient history. It was an educational and memorable experience.
Written 23 June 2024
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Mohammad Shams
Vienna, Austria47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Friends
Amazing pieces you can find nowhere else in the world, in quantity and quality! There are thousands of items, including Mummy, jewelries, statutes,....

If you are a fan of ancient history, you can spend a day in there

I really enjoyed it
Written 7 June 2024
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Cristiano L
Brasilia, DF2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
Do wonderful, absolutely love the museum so so much, the museum have a good collection of the Egyptian history. It's so nice
Written 6 June 2024
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Lucian M
Constanta, Romania2,477 contributions
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June 2023 • Couples
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is an institution of great importance nationally, but also internationally, and rightly so considering the number and cultural and historical importance of the objects that are preserved there. The museum is housed in a building built in 1901, hosts over 120,000 exhibits, of which the most valuable are those from the funerary treasure of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. It is the largest museum on the African continent. I recommend visiting the museum with a guide because this way you have the opportunity to find out interesting things about the exhibits.
Written 27 May 2024
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rimaSC
Seneca, SC353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
One of 3 museums in Cairo and a must see if only for the King Tut treasures. This is an amazing, historic museum with a wealth of Egyptian artifacts. It is an older building and was extremely crowded. I am not sure what, if any, of the King Tut treasures may be moved to the new museum just opening in Cairo. But even without those artifacts there are many other things to see.
Written 23 May 2024
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Antonella67
Brazil2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Your visit to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities was an enchanting journey through the annals of time, revealing the splendor and mystique of ancient Egypt in all its glory. From the moment you set foot within its storied halls, you were enveloped in a palpable sense of history, surrounded by treasures that bore witness to a civilization that thrived millennia ago. The meticulously preserved artifacts, from towering statues to intricately adorned sarcophagi, whispered tales of pharaohs and gods, offering glimpses into the beliefs, customs, and daily lives of a bygone era. Among the myriad wonders, iconic pieces like the enigmatic bust of Nefertiti and the dazzling treasures of Tutankhamun stood as testament to the unparalleled artistry and craftsmanship of ancient Egypt, leaving an indelible mark on your memory and igniting a passion for the mysteries of the past.
Written 18 May 2024
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Karin aus D
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Excellent collection of very interesting pieces of Egyptian history, must-see in Cairo. Particularly, the Tutanchamun-treasuries are stunning.
But be prepared to see an old museum with the feeling of being very crowded, little signs on the pieces are there for explanation.
Written 16 May 2024
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maisie24
Edinburgh, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
We had a great day here. Our guided Dina was very good informing us of all the history and we loved spending time wandering around. We booked Dina from Egypt Excursions online through getyourguide and would highly recommend her.
Written 10 May 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,589 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Mixed feelings about this museum. It is loaded with treasures, including one section devoted to all the gold of King Tut. So you will be amazed. But the place is not in good condition and shows its age. And it is overwhelmed with group tours like ours so you will be contending with crowds. Can't wait for the new museum in Giza to open.
Written 6 May 2024
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Karloni
Chippenham, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I you love Egyptian history then this place is a must. In every nook and corner of the museum has a fascinating piece of history. Most is labelled but there are parts that are unidentified. You really need to spend a few hours appreciating everything on display. The crown jewel of the museum is obviously the King Tut display. It is truly beautiful. located on the second floor opposite side to the entrance. No cameras allowed in this part.
To truly make your visit worth while book a tour guide. The museum offers very little to help you navigate. If there was a handout map or a self guided audio tour then it wasn't advertised well because we couldn't find it. A tour guide is definitely recommended, it will help you appreciate the history more.
Written 6 May 2024
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