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
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria21,023 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Abandoned to the mercy of time
    We visited it on Sunday afternoon, without a guide (all exhibits are also described in English). There was no queue for tickets and we got in in 5 minutes. The museum is very interesting, especially the second floor where Tutankhamun is, as well as two mummies. There were quite a few groups in the museum, but it wasn't overcrowded. Unfortunately, however, more and more exhibits are being moved to the new Giza museum (which is not yet open) and the museum in general seems poorly maintained.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 10 May 2023
  • HappyHammer69
    Port Macquarie, Australia937 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing artefacts, well worth a visit
    The artefacts in the museum are amazing, particularly King Tuts room with his mask and sarcophagus but there's lots more to see. The museum itself is showing its age and will hopefully be freshened up when the new museum is completed in Giza. Well worth a visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 May 2023
  • Olga
    London, United Kingdom115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Phenomenal museum
    This is an amazing, historic museum with a wealth of Egyptian artifacts. The museum is huge so it's worth having a guide to show you the highlights. Definitely go and see the Tutankhamun collection on the second floor. Be aware that the royal mummies have been moved to the Civilisation Museum (as of 2021) and a lot of other artifacts look like they have been moved to the Grand Egyptian Museum (which is not yet open).
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 June 2023
  • Sarah L
    London, United Kingdom3,067 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A step into Ancient Egypt
    Would highly recommend booking tickets in advance. As of June 1st, ticket prices increased by 50% to 300 EGP per person. However, they still had not updated the prices on the exterior entrance or on the website. The museum itself is huge and if you are a fan of the history of the pharoahs and mummification, you'll be spoilt for choice. Arguably, the crown in the jewel is the room dedicated to Tutankhamun. This room is cooler than the rest of the museum (which is not air conditioned) and no photos are permitted in there. It features his glorious death mask as well as the sarcophogi which housed his body and many other items which were found with him.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 June 2023
  • Myismail2@aol.com
    Droitwich, United Kingdom8 contributions
    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, Egypt51 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, Connecticut1,183 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, California96 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 Kingdom62 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 Kingdom135 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
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JanLinksGroningen
Groningen, The Netherlands1,451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The best museum in The World When You love farao’s And mummies. A absolute must see in The dirty City of Caïro . But the most things are going to move to the new museum and that's a shame
Written 16 April 2024
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Sam G
Stockholm, Sweden23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Worst experience ever.

On their website it’s says 9-17 everyday but during Ramadan they close 15:45 and not 16:00. We entered the museum 15:15 just for tutankhamun and at the ticket counter they didn’t inform us or their wasn’t any signs on changed openingshours worst thing was that they closed tutankhamun chamber at 15:45.
We came back 2 days lather and explained the whole thing and asked politely if we could just se tutankhamun for 10minutes with same old ticket. The manager apologized about, and i told him that there is no sign nowhere that you close att 5PM.

The manager wanted bribe/money from us just for 10minuter.

To sum it all, Egypt sees tourist has money machine they want to take money from tourist in every possible way. Even in places where 90tourist visit they have stuff who can’t speak English.
Written 8 April 2024
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Michael F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Spectacular all round. Very well curated exhibits that provide a great sense of history. New addition of mummies also spectacular. Many thanks.
Written 8 April 2024
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LouiseF16
London, UK123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Given that the 'Grand Egyptian Museum' is neither grand, nor open, the Cairo Museum is still the best place to see the essential antiquities, especially those of Tutankhamun.
The museum is awesome and hilarious in equal parts:
The Tutankhamun artefacts are incredible. Top tip: if you can get there at opening: head left, up the stairs, bear right. You may get a short time with just a couple of other people and the ancient awesomeness.
The hilarity - although somewhat dark humour - is that there are so many ancient, beautiful and priceless antiquities but they are unlabelled, unloved and occasionally polished by a lovely lady with a duster and some Pledge.
Beware the toilets. It says very clearly that tips are not allowed. But if the ladies give you one square of toilet roll (I kid you not), they will ask for a tip.
I would urge you to visit this wonderful museum - have no idea when the transfer to Giza will happen, all the locals we spoke to rolled their eyes and apologised for the PR duplicity about the Grand Museum, it's not going to be any time soon.
Written 6 April 2024
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kimotours
Cairo, Egypt15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I am gamil Hassan English and German tourguide available in Cairo+2 01060018705.donnot hesitate to contact me for any information about Egypt excursion
Written 3 April 2024
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Felix T
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The museum itself seems to date from before the pharaohs - poor lighting , poor cooling , poor displays, poor signage . You wander like Moses across the plain bumping into random objects. Amazing content poorly presented ! Hope the new museum will take better care of this fantastic trove
Written 3 April 2024
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richard
Chepstow, UK90 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The artefact’s on display were amazing unfortunately the place is rammed so much full of people jostling to get a picture it was quite claustrophobic. Thankfully if you dodged out of the main areas there were plenty of equally beautiful things to see
Written 30 March 2024
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Steve
Cardiff, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great place to visit especially the 2 nd floor where the main guys are. The statues are really impressive. Very busy though
Written 26 March 2024
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Colo_Traveler05
Greenwood Village, CO224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Until they fully open the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) this place has all of the best artifacts. King Tut pieces (except for this mummy that is still in the Valley of the Kings), mummies, statues, they're all here. The price is reasonable and the place is huge. It could take several days to truly see everything. We had only a day but with our local guide, we felt like we saw what we wanted. Recommended for anyone visiting Egypt and a great pairing with a Pyramids tour.
Written 21 March 2024
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Josie A
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Definitely a bucket list ticked off!
Such amazing artefacts to see up close.
We didn't get a guide and just walked around ourself which was fine, it meant we could wander at our leisure and see the bits we wanted
Not everything has an enormous amount of information about it but there is enough.
Some areas could be updated to make them more engaging and accessible so good if you have prior knowledge. The cafes were OK but not fantastic quality, expensive.

The staff are very nice all around the museum and although some parts are busy it is big enough that it does not feel crowded.
We spent about 2 hours here and unfortunately ran out of time, I could have easily spent 3 - 4. There is so much to see what an incredible place
Written 18 March 2024
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