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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms. The edifice is one of the largest museums in the region. As of July 2017, the museum is open to the public.
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Amazing place! So much to see. Make sure you have enough time as it's easy to spend hours there. It is worth it to get a guide (outside if you don't have one already). They are (usually) very good and take you to the important places and give great explanations that all connect to form a chronological timeline and put everything into context. Definitely a place to go and see.
One of the best places I've ever visited. It is very organized and contains antiquities from all parts of the Egyptian history starting from about 3200 BC to the third and fourth century AD . The place has rest rooms and is well lighted and includes cafeterias and a small souvenir selling center. The tickets cost 10 LE for Egyptians and 100 LE for Non Egyptians with students paying half of these amounts for their tickets. Also there is an optional photography ticket for 50 LE to have a permission to take photos of the antiquities kept there. The museum closes its doors at 4 Pm and is open every day including Fridays and Holidays.
Very nice museum, but a bit disappointed as I was expecting something more impressive. Some parts of the museum were emptied, I assume it is because they are already moving things to the new Egyptian museum near Giza (will be the biggest in the world), and for sure that one will be amazing. Worth the visit though. Pay for the ticket entrance (including Tutankhamun treasure) and pay extra for the mummy's room and they are shockingly well preserved. Also, worth paying for the camera allowance fee. No one inside checks if you paid or not, but it is very cheap (50 Egyptian pounds).
Terrible staff! But amazing artifacts! If you bring in any type of camera be sure to get your photo ticket. And make sure you count your money when you get your ticket! The ticket person short changed us $50 Egyptian pounds. This was the first place where we were short changed and the security staff checks everything in your bag. I had a point and shoot camera and I did not purchase a photo ticket because I did not want to pay the cost for the ticket and I was not going to take any photos with my camera, but they did not believe me and said I had to get a ticket or put my camera in a locker, I asked where the lockers were and all the person said was “go to the locker or get a ticket.” I ask multiple times where the locker was and he would not say so had to go back out and get a photo ticket. Since I got the photo ticket I took a lot of photos. But the artifacts are amazing! So much to see. Don’t expect to read anything, 95% of the display cases have no text that says what it is. Other then the terrible staff and the lack of labels the artifacts are amazing.
I wish I could live in this museum!!!! Spent 2 full days and still didn't feel like it was enough. There is a practically infinite amount of things to see, and so much is just out in the open, not locked in a glass box. Beware of Egyptians outside of the museum gate telling you that the museum is closed for whatever reason and wanting to "help" by bringing you to a nearby shop. It's not true! Just go to the museum. You are not obligated to use one of the guides, but if you do, they expect money. You are not obligated to pay the people in the bathroom that hand you toilet paper and turn on the sink for you. The bathroom is super dirty, so go before you visit the museum if possible. You are not obligated to pay for anything but your entrance ticket! It does also cost extra money to go into the mummy room, though.
This is the best place to start your visit and first learn and look ancient Egyptian history. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms. The edifice is one of the largest museums in the region. As of July 2017, the museum is open to the public. you can enjoy three kingdom era and a very detail items of history. any eye opening tour.
Really cool museum with amazing artifacts. I typically don’t like spending too much time inside a museum, but there were so many interesting things to see. A guide to explain helped everything come to life. The Mummy room was unbelievable!
An Incredible place for people of all ages to come, see and study Ancient Egyptian culture, examine pioneering inventions to some of the basic things used in modern society like slippers and toilets. In addition, the tour guides had a good knowledge base of the Ancient Egyptian history and explained significantly well in English. The Police were helpful (Explained to my Uber Driver in Arabic given language barrier) where to come pick me up. On the other hand, my issue with the Museum is that they tell you to pay for a Digital Camera fee after you pass the "Ticket Payment" at the Museum gate when you're finally in the building, meaning if you're interested, you have to get back to the front gate! Or get back to store your Digital Camera in a safety deposit box. Similarly, another downside is that even after purchasing tickets, an additional fee has to be paid to see the Chamber of Ramses II which is a major attraction to this Museum!
A few tips! If you want to take pictures in Tutankhamun's room, buy a camera licence before hand as you enter the museum! And to enter the Royal Mummy room you must buy an additional ticket once inside so have extra cash! We really enjoyed our visit, my four year old son got a lot out of it also. Good idea to have a guide take you around though, there are often many milling around outside.
Truly an extraordinary place and a must see if ever you go to Cairo. The history that exist in there, seeing the items that was carried, used and sat on by Pharoahs is amazing and gives you a great feeling, knowing that these items where once treasured by a certain few. Your imagination runs wild but often brings up questions that can't be answered. It is simply beautiful and amazing that such techniques was used then.
Make sure you go with at least 3 hours. Best if gone early morning or during week days. My friends went late evening weekday and it was empty. We went Saturday morning and it was paaaacked. The exhibits are interesting, but might be worth getting a guide for.
120LE per adult // 60LE for students The museum is very large and has an over whelming amount of things to see. However, I don't feel that they do a good job of describing what you are looking at. There are tour guides everywhere - which I feel pretty strongly that you shouldn't need a tour guide for a museum.... The tour guides we did hear walking around were basically rushing their guests from display case to display case reading the descriptor to them and rushing onto the next. From what we could hear they were not getting any more information than we were. I also don't feel that the museum does a very good job of emphasizing that the WHOLE second floor is dedicated to relics from King Tut's tomb. The best part is his mask, jewelry and casing which we almost walked by and left without seeing! They also charge you here for photography and we were not allowed to take our camera inside. They make you put it in a lock box outside the museum and then ask for tips for keeping it for you. However, they did not take our phones and EVERYONE was taking photos while no one was monitoring whether they had a pass or not. I would recommend not wasting money on the photo pass and just be careful. Definitely worth visiting just make a note of everything you want to google when you get home :)
One of the best museums I've ever been to. Expect to spend 3-6 hours here, as it showcases the treasure and history of Egypt. Visit the Royal Mummies Hall as well - additional fee but well worth it. Numerous sarcophagus relics and the intricate art of the ancient people. Thoroughly enjoyed this visit.
Don't waste your time on pyramids as here is all the treasures held. Keep in mind that museum is NOT air-conditioned!! Only fans. So it can and will be hot. Take water. In WC there will be ones asking for tips. Ignore. You are not allowed to take professional camera for free. Tickets cost 120 pounds. Camera ticket 100 p. They have storage but again asking for tips! Phone is allowed.
Amazing I was inside history. Marvelous pieces with outrageous precision. The museum needs to expand. So the new museum built by the pyramids can use many pieces from the old one.
An treasure trove of ancient Egyptian artifacts, although you cannot understand the significance of each without a guide because there are very few signs. Going in a large group will reduce the per head cost of the guide. Plus it is not a problem if you use a phone to take photos except in the King Tut exhibit (extra charge for cameras though).