The Solar Boat Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
  • Address: Near Great Pyramid of Giza, Giza, Egypt, Cairo
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  • Timings: 08:30 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +20-233857928
  • Ticket Price: 50 EGP
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums

The solar boat museum is a museum that exhibits the solar ships of Khufu. Khufu’s solar boat is regarded to be the most spectacular among all the Egyptian boats found. The boat is about 43.3 m long and its weight is 45 tons. The museum is located besides the Great Pyramid of Khufu. It is completely equipped with modern techniques and technologies so that the boat can be preserved properly.

  • Regular: EGP 50
  • Student: EGP 25 

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  • The Solar Boat Museum Address: Near Great Pyramid of Giza, Giza, Egypt, Cairo
  • The Solar Boat Museum Contact Number: +20-233857928
  • The Solar Boat Museum Timing: 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
  • The Solar Boat Museum Price: 50 EGP
  • Best time to visit The Solar Boat Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Solar Boat Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 27.36% of people who visit Cairo include The Solar Boat Museum in their plan

  • 72.03% of people start their The Solar Boat Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see The Solar Boat Museum

Monday, Thursday and Friday

58.96% of people prefer walking in order to reach The Solar Boat Museum

People normally club together Pyramids Of Giza and Sphinx while planning their visit to The Solar Boat Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • We were lucky to have this place almost to ourselves! Nice to see all the pictures and explanations of how they uncovered this boat. The size and craftsmanship on this boat is very impressive. I liked the different levels of the museum so you get to see different angles!

  • The Khufu ship is an intact full-size vessel from Ancient Egypt that was sealed into a pit in the Giza pyramid complex at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Giza around 2500 BC. The ship now is preserved in the Giza Solar boat museum. The ship was almost certainly built for Khufu (King Cheops), the second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. Like other buried Ancient Egyptian ships, it was apparently part of the extensive grave goods intended for use in the afterlife, and contained no bodies, unlike northern European ship burials. The Khufu ship is an intact full-size vessel from Ancient Egypt that was sealed into a pit in the Giza pyramid complex at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Giza around 2500 BC. The ship now is preserved in the Giza Solar boat museum. The ship was almost certainly built for Khufu (King Cheops), the second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. Like other buried Ancient Egyptian ships, it was apparently part of the extensive grave goods intended for use in the afterlife, and contained no bodies, unlike northern European ship burials. wikipedia

  • It’s a beautiful place right next to the biggest pyramid.. you have to purchase a ticket, for Arabs its 20 le, but I am not sure for foreigners ( the all inclusive entrance tickets for non Arab is 420 Egyptian pounds includes access to pyramids area, the solar ship museum and the inside of the biggest and the smallest pyramids... the ship were built around 2500BC for king Khufu, it’s so exciting to see , a must visit, I give 4 stars only because the annoying toilet cleaner keep asking for money ( tip) even though it’s for free..

  • This museum is a bonus point with Giza pyramids. The museum displays an intact full size vessel that was most probably built for king Khufu/Cheops. Not just the boat but the various equipments found and used to build the boat, which are displayed in the first floor, is amazing. It's how you understand what kind of knowledge the ancient Egyptians were equipped with and quite possibly it is possible by them only to build something like that. The guard inside is a nice guy and would show spots where you can have great photos. Entry fee is 100 EGP and photo ticket is 50 EGP. A must visit if you're at Giza pleateu.

  • One of the two boats were discovered by the great pyramid of King Khufu at Giza plateau, this one was discovered and restored in 1954, now on display in a special made museum right next to the great pyramid, the tickets are sold at the Solar boat museum.

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