Egypt Papyrus Museum
Egypt Papyrus Museum
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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  • Rahbar
    Atlanta, Georgia172 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Five times the price compared to other genuine papyrus sellers
    What they call “papyrus museum” is a retail location where they also show you how the paper is made and how to recognize fake from real. That lesson is important information but prices are 5x what you can buy outside. I bought 2 pieces here when my tour guide took me here. During the evening walk, I stopped at a store in Zamalek area which was selling the same stuff for 1/5th the price the museum charged me after their “20% discount”. The guy at souvenir store demonstrated the same qualities in his cheaper costing papyrus paper.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Stay579050
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Papyrus Museum fan!!!!
    We’re happy that our tour guide directed us to the Papyrus Museum. We would never had known about it if he hadn’t done this. Some of the papyruses were old and some were new but that didn’t matter because they were all beautiful! The demonstration of how papyrus was made was educational. Thank you to our guide, Aladdin, for getting us there!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 December 2023
  • KyleandTiffany
    Maryland682 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Museum.
    Paraonic Papyrus Meseum. We have the ancient Egyptians to thank for the creation of writing paper. Ancient Egyptians used the stem of the papyrus plant to make paper. Paper made from papyrus was the writing material in ancient Egypt. I knew they were the creators of writing paper but I didn't know how it was made until we visited the Paraonic Papyrus Meseum. We got a 5 min lesson on how it was and still is made. Nice museum.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 December 2023
  • Helen V
    Norfolk, United Kingdom78 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Naivety at a cost
    This was a side trip pulled out of the guides bag. We didn’t ask to go but was offered so agreed as we like to see as much as we can. The museum had lots of art displayed to buy. We were given a demonstration on how papyrus was made and the history behind it. The ‘expert’ was fun and engaging but clearly out to make a sale. When he showed us all the various artworks he then asked us what one we wanted. I did not want one. My partner did. He was told the one he liked was $100!! He said good price for $60.. I felt it was a huuuuge rip off and walked away but my partner did not. However he got 2 personalised prints and a blank sheet for me for £50. I was not happy when I found the shop near our hotel offered the exact same one, also personalised, for £30… so I would recommend really bartering if you want something. To be fair it was our first day and we were naive. As the trip went on we got savvy and got much better at it. I preferred to give my money to street vendors and family run shops instead as this is where it is most needed. Still go for the experience but be forewarned
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 April 2024
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Jen
Mumbai, India163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Huge selection of papyrus paintings and after many years of framing it, its still in great shape whereas cheaper quality will warp and bend even inside the frame.
Written 16 June 2024
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NorthStar729344
London, UK21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We were taken to this museum by our tour guides as a little pit stop. Now I fully understand this is common in Egypt and a way for everyone to make a little extra money, of which I fully support. The museum was very interesting however the papyrus paintings were hugely overpriced. This was my first day in Egypt so I guess I was a little naive but I didn’t expect to be ripped off like I was. I ended up paying $70 for a piece of art work which I later found in many shops for a fraction of the price. Please still enjoy this museum but ensure to barter harder than what I did and don’t get ripped off.
Written 11 April 2024
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Helen V
Norfolk, UK78 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This was a side trip pulled out of the guides bag. We didn’t ask to go but was offered so agreed as we like to see as much as we can.
The museum had lots of art displayed to buy.
We were given a demonstration on how papyrus was made and the history behind it. The ‘expert’ was fun and engaging but clearly out to make a sale. When he showed us all the various artworks he then asked us what one we wanted. I did not want one. My partner did. He was told the one he liked was $100!! He said good price for $60.. I felt it was a huuuuge rip off and walked away but my partner did not. However he got 2 personalised prints and a blank sheet for me for £50. I was not happy when I found the shop near our hotel offered the exact same one, also personalised, for £30… so I would recommend really bartering if you want something.
To be fair it was our first day and we were naive. As the trip went on we got savvy and got much better at it.
I preferred to give my money to street vendors and family run shops instead as this is where it is most needed.
Still go for the experience but be forewarned
Written 6 April 2024
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jenniferc321123
Sydney, Australia31 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
SCAM!! SCAM!! Do not go into this store which is not a museum. Refuse to leave your taxi. Like other reviews have said VERY VERY PUSHY staff ensure you do not leave the shop without spending a lot of money.
Visiting this place ruined our wonderful day. I felt very sick to my stomach after being virtually forced to buy a papyrus painting which was not the one I really wanted.
Written 1 January 2024
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KyleandTiffany
Maryland682 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Paraonic Papyrus Meseum.
We have the ancient Egyptians to thank for the creation of writing paper. Ancient Egyptians used the stem of the papyrus plant to make paper. Paper made from papyrus was the writing material in ancient Egypt. I knew they were the creators of writing paper but I didn't know how it was made until we visited the Paraonic Papyrus Meseum. We got a 5 min lesson on how it was and still is made. Nice museum.
Written 29 December 2023
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Stay579050
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We’re happy that our tour guide directed us to the Papyrus Museum. We would never had known about it if he hadn’t done this. Some of the papyruses were old and some were new but that didn’t matter because they were all beautiful! The demonstration of how papyrus was made was educational. Thank you to our guide, Aladdin, for getting us there!
Written 20 December 2023
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Jeeleigh
New York City, NY229 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Big scam! It’s a shop not a museum. They quote you one price then charge a different price on you card! The guides that take you there definitely get. Kick back. This is an underwhelming print shop not a museum! Avoid at all cost!
Written 26 November 2023
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Tour825773
Tiburon, CA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Family
Cool place. Go go go. How’s good Art in the $200-$500 range. This is stuff you can save for the rest of your life and frame. My wife and I found several good pieces. However, they were stolen in transport to home. We are very sad that we never got them at home, but we would gladly buy them again if we were in Egypt again. This seems very unlikely given the incredibly unstable political situation, and the least, but none of this reflects upon the museum. They have great works that we would gladly buy again.
Written 14 November 2023
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Patti B
30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I would give it a zero if I could. Rip off joint we were taken to by cab driver when we didn't want to shop. Stay away for your own good.
Written 9 November 2023
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Gabriela O
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
They have great paintings in real handcrafted papyrus. The gallery has a glow in the dark section that is a must see.
Written 1 October 2023
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