The Egyptian Museum

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  • Address: Tahrir Square, Meret Basha, Ismailia, Qasr an Nile, Cairo Governorate 11516, Egypt
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +20-233777263
  • Ticket Price: 75 EGP
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museums, Library, Museums, Family And Kids
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This Egyptian museum is located at Tahrir square. This museum is peculiarly famous for huge and small statues, jewels, the mummies, Tutankhamon treasures, etc. It includes round about 107 halls which exhibit different antiques from the ancient Egypt culture. The museum also has a section specially dedicated for photography and even comprises of a huge library. Egyptian museum is overall divided into seven sections and you will surely need more than 2 hours to explore all these sections. History lovers would surely find all the ancient coins, papyrus, sarcophagi and scrabs, monuments of different periods very much interesting. There is a hall full of mummies and this is definitely an exciting experience. Along with Egyptians, millions of tourists visit this museum during their stay in Egypt.

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  • Photography is strictly prohibited.
  • Cameras will be checked at the entrance only.
  • Canteen facilities available.
  • People looking out for guided tours contact the information desk of museum.
  • Services for disabled personssuch as wheel chair and elevator are also available upon request.


  • Adult: EGP 75, Student: EGP 40, Mummy Room: EGP 100
  • General Admission: Egyptian- LE 4 (LE 2, students), Foreign- LE 60 (LE 30, students)
  • Royal Mummies Room: Egyptian- LE 10 (LE 5, students), Foreign- LE 100 (LE 50, students)
  • Centennial Gallery: Egyptian- LE 2 (LE 1, students), Foreign- LE 10 (LE 5, students)

  • Closes at 5:00 pm during Ramadan.

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  • The Egyptian Museum Address: Tahrir Square, Meret Basha, Ismailia, Qasr an Nile, Cairo Governorate 11516, Egypt
  • The Egyptian Museum Contact Number: +20-233777263
  • The Egyptian Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • The Egyptian Museum Price: 75 EGP
  • Best time to visit The Egyptian Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Egyptian Museum: 02:30 Hrs
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  • 86.23% of people who visit Cairo include The Egyptian Museum in their plan

  • 35.41% of people start their The Egyptian Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see The Egyptian Museum

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

93.02% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Egyptian Museum

People normally club together Keops Pyramid and Mohamed Ali Mosque while planning their visit to The Egyptian Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • The museum is very poorly organized and signage is lacking, which is a shame because it houses some real treasures. Admission is currently 160LE, 80 for students (Jan 2019). As usual, Arabs pay 7 times less than foreigners. Men in the courtyard are currently asking 300LE per hour and will show a fake ID to prove they are official. It is best to arrange an official guide ahead of time who will have better pricing, better English (or French or Spanish), and a degree in Egyptology. Do NOT pay extra to see the mummies, unless you enjoy seeing 2 dozen dead people in bandages and various states of decomposition. There is no extra fee for the Tutankhamen exhibit. At the very least, bring a guide book so you can see the important things here. The restaurant by the exit is very overpriced. Walk a couple of blocks to Tahrir Square to find better food at decent prices. Your ticket is valid all day, so you can leave and come back with the same ticket. If this review was helpful, please click Like!

  • The Museum is a huge place; all the exposed pieces are amazing, and it is fantastic to behold the marvellous history of ancient Egypt by watching it at barely centimetres from eyes. There are mommies of pharaohs, sarcophagi, and lots of staggering pieces. It is also exhibited the golden Tutankhamun mask; 11 kg of pure gold beautifully shaped, ornamented and polished in such a way to experience a unique overwhelming feeling, unfortunately it is prohibited to make snapshots in this hall. Anyway it is absolutely recommendable, you should not miss it while in Cairo!

  • Good museum with lost of Egyptian history. You can get guide for $15 or LET 300 per hour. They offer 3 hour tours, but start with one hour and you can always request/pay for another if you like you guide. With our guide I think one hour would've been enough, even though we got 2 hours. They also expect to get a tip.

  • If you loved history or otherwise also you will love this place. But without a guide you will be confused unless you ready about the museum. You can spend good 3 hours in the museum. The mummy room is mind blowing. The jewelry and the canopies jars the coffins are just amazing. There is no proper direction mentioned inside the museum. They need to improve since the world visits your museum

  • Incredible to see King Tut's Chambers and masks and jewelry, as well as countless treasures. Please hire a good guide - there's far too much to see without one. Most are only nominal in cost - mine was $60 for the day and included a trip to the pyramids, a ride on a camel, and hours inside the museum. Well worth it. You may have to pay a fee to take photos inside the museum - about 50EP.

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