Nubian Museum
Nubian Museum
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 museum traces the history from the earliest settlements to present day of Nubia, the region defined as the area between Aswan in Egypt and Khartoum in the Sudan.
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  • Helenjen
    Brisbane, Australia849 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic museum, worth visiting, if you have the time
    We really enjoyed this museum as we had little knowledge of the Nubians, except that they were displaced in the building of the Aswan dam. Really worth exploring and some of the artifacts were stunning. It seemed appropriate to drop into the Old Cataract Hotel for a drink on our way back to our Movenpick Resort Hotel to sit on the terrace looking out over the Nubian settlements on Elephantine Island.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 19 April 2023
  • aekrfk
    Newport Beach, California251 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see museum if you are in Aswan
    There were 170 Pharaohs of which 5 were the Nubian Pharaohs. This museum was fantastic and if you are in Aswan you should not miss it. The exhibits had multiple languages including English. It was beautifully designed and laid out with emphasis on Nubian Egyptian history and Pharaohs. The artifacts were incredible. We also really liked the gift shop and purchased a laminated time line of 6000 years of Egyptian history which helped put our entire trip in perspective.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 May 2023
  • David K
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spend time here to learn about the real Nubia
    This modern museum is worth a 60-90 minute visit when you are in Aswan. We learned about the interaction between the Nubian Kingdoms and their Pharaonic neighbors. We knew about the biblical kingdom of Kush but this visit made it come alive
    Visited May 2023
    Written 24 May 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,537 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I enjoyed my visit here!
    I visited this place after visiting the Temple of Philae. It is still a work-in progress situation as some exhibits are temporarily displayed. I like the circular way of arranging the exhibits, they are easy to follow and explanations are both in English and Arabic. Staff are friendly. There is a restroom on the left side, near the Entrance Door. Have a better understanding of Nubian Culture and their history after my visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 October 2023
  • TripRabbit
    Virginia402 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding — come here if you can before visiting the Nubian village
    This is a relatively new museum, opened in 1997; it is beautifully designed, taking you chronologically through thousands of years of this culture’s history, starting with prehistoric times. The museum displays many unique and invaluable treasures from the culture, and we found it to be a most useful introduction before heading across the Nile to the much more present-day Nubian village. Highly recommended.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 February 2024
  • Victoria L
    Kansas City, Missouri340 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A taste of Nubian culture
    This is how every museum should be laid out…you go in a curated path from Neolithic time to the present seeing how Nubian culture progressed. It was fascinating and not crowded so you could linger reading and seeing the exhibits up close. Upper and lower Egypt were different and this museum highlights sone of those differences.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 March 2024
  • Susan C
    Melbourne, Australia871 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Modern museum
    Very modern museum with imposing granite walls dedicated to the history of the peoples of Nubia. There are some well preserved statues and a detailed history of the “A”, “B” and “C” peoples (3500 - 1550 BC) that explore the early history of Nubia before transitioning to the more Egyptian influenced periods. It included details of recent times with the displacement of the Nubian people when the High Dam created Lake Aswan. Uncluttered and clear layout with items described in Arabic and English. When we went there was an exhibition on the excavations at Qubbet el-Hawa which contained some very fine pieces.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 March 2024
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Susan C
Melbourne, Australia871 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very modern museum with imposing granite walls dedicated to the history of the peoples of Nubia. There are some well preserved statues and a detailed history of the “A”, “B” and “C” peoples (3500 - 1550 BC) that explore the early history of Nubia before transitioning to the more Egyptian influenced periods. It included details of recent times with the displacement of the Nubian people when the High Dam created Lake Aswan. Uncluttered and clear layout with items described in Arabic and English. When we went there was an exhibition on the excavations at Qubbet el-Hawa which contained some very fine pieces.
Written 31 March 2024
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Victoria L
Kansas City, MO340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This is how every museum should be laid out…you go in a curated path from Neolithic time to the present seeing how Nubian culture progressed. It was fascinating and not crowded so you could linger reading and seeing the exhibits up close. Upper and lower Egypt were different and this museum highlights sone of those differences.
Written 7 March 2024
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TripRabbit
Virginia402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This is a relatively new museum, opened in 1997; it is beautifully designed, taking you chronologically through thousands of years of this culture’s history, starting with prehistoric times. The museum displays many unique and invaluable treasures from the culture, and we found it to be a most useful introduction before heading across the Nile to the much more present-day Nubian village. Highly recommended.
Written 16 February 2024
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AmirBotros
Cairo, Egypt25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Aswan is one of the amazing cities in Egypt special in winter season. You can enjoy its warm weather, historical places with the magnificent view of river Nile..
Written 15 January 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,537 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I visited this place after visiting the Temple of Philae. It is still a work-in progress situation as some exhibits are temporarily displayed. I like the circular way of arranging the exhibits, they are easy to follow and explanations are both in English and Arabic.

Staff are friendly. There is a restroom on the left side, near the Entrance Door. Have a better understanding of Nubian Culture and their history after my visit.
Written 24 October 2023
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Murray B and Dianne B
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Well worth a visit to learn more about the Nubians. Excellent quality museum however the cafe wasn’t open when we were there so you need to take water.
Written 22 October 2023
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Seniornomads
Seattle, WA121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was a great museum to visit before our tour of a Nubian Village. It is easily done in an hour and has some very regional artifacts and stories.
Written 8 October 2023
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Boondoggler
Moray, UK534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Really interesting museum telling the Nubian history and relationship with their neighbours.

Was easy to wander around and find interesting exhibits with helpful explanations.

Not too busy and very cool so a nice atmosphere to relax in and enjoy the artefacts.
Written 9 June 2023
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David K
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This modern museum is worth a 60-90 minute visit when you are in Aswan. We learned about the interaction between the Nubian Kingdoms and their Pharaonic neighbors. We knew about the biblical kingdom of Kush but this visit made it come alive
Written 24 May 2023
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aekrfk
Newport Beach, CA251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
There were 170 Pharaohs of which 5 were the Nubian Pharaohs. This museum was fantastic and if you are in Aswan you should not miss it. The exhibits had multiple languages including English. It was beautifully designed and laid out with emphasis on Nubian Egyptian history and Pharaohs. The artifacts were incredible. We also really liked the gift shop and purchased a laminated time line of 6000 years of Egyptian history which helped put our entire trip in perspective.
Written 17 May 2023
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