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Howard Carter House

N/r Valley of the kings | West Side, Luxor, Egypt
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Very nicely restored and worth a visit

I've passed the old carter House many times over the years and decided to pop in last month when we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David C
London, United Kingdom
Interesting to see, but its a house afterall

It’s a house frozen in time, with the added attraction of a replica of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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“dark room” (9 reviews)
“worth a visit” (19 reviews)
N/r Valley of the kings | West Side, Luxor, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've passed the old carter House many times over the years and decided to pop in last month when we went to the Valley. The museum was created with support from other agencies. Whilst its a simple affair, it puts the visitor into the shoes...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s a house frozen in time, with the added attraction of a replica of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the back garden. While you’re in the Valley of the king’s worth seeing but not the most spectacular thing you will see in the Valley.

Thank 7143AB
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This house was especially interesting for us because we had been to Highbury Castle near Newbury where a lot of artefacts belonging to Lord Carnavon are exhibited. Howard Carters house also has the replica of the tomb of Tutankamun to see which was quite amazing...More

1  Thank Jane H
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

50le to visit including the replica of Tutankhamens tomb. It's a small house but you can wander around it at your own pace. Lots of information to read. The dark room was interesting. Amazing to think of what went on here.

1  Thank BillieAnt
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Very interesting to see how Howard Carter lived while discovering and excavating King Tut's Tomb. Quick easy site to visit.

1  Thank JulieShipman
Reviewed 29 March 2017

A small but evocative little building full of memories of a bygone age,and a momentous period of history.Sited at the entrance to the Valley of the Kings in Luxor it is not chock full of furniture or precious objects,but was the base for an extraordinary...More

1  Thank Alison S
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Carter House is an interesting site, and the house is well preserved with various original objects. I would've liked the museum to have more signs/descriptions about Carter and the objects in his house. The amount of information was lacking.

1  Thank RoseShalydeen
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is where Howard Carter stayed while working for Lord Carnovan, looking for Tut's tomb. Not sure if all the furniture is original, but it must look like Carter left it. There is a recreation of Tut's tomb right by the house. The guard was...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Howard Carter House is like a piece of history preserved from the 1900's. It is fully equipped with toaster, cooker, heater and the appropriate furniture of the period. In the centre of the house, were lots of photographs and explanations hung on the walls...More

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If you'd like to see a house with 1920's era items, or you're a serious Howard Carter fan, maybe this is for us. There are just too many other amazing things to see in luxor, though, for me to recommend spending time here. And, why...More

Thank avalon2020
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Alison S
I will be in Luxor for a week in March 2017. Do I have to arrange a private trip here or is there an excursion which includes this?
12 November 2016|
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Response from Steven W | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on how you get to Luxor and who helps you when you are there. If you are on your own, you can simply take a taxi there. Ask them to stop at the ticket kiosk to get your tickets ahead of time. If you are... More
What days and hours are the Carter House currently open? Many thanks for any help.
20 November 2015|
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Response from Judith M | Reviewed this property |
I think it is open 7 days a week and not sure about the hours, but seem generally 8-9am to 4pm? Most of the day.