Alexandria National Museum
Alexandria National Museum
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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More than 1800 archaeological pieces are exhibited chronologically from one floor to the next: the basement is devoted to Prehistoric and Pharonic times; first floor to the Graeco-Roman period; second floor to the Coptic and Islamic era that highlights artifacts raised during recent underwater excavations.
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papillon2020
Brisbane, Australia637 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
This is a treasure trove of artifacts from ancient Egypt. Even those who don't normally enjoy museums will find themselves in wonderment at what is displayed and the information included. A must-visit.
Written 14 December 2023
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Momoh Ibrahim
Lagos, Nigeria2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
This is one of the best museums in Egypt. I visited the museum with my family . It is fantastic. I like the museums
Written 20 October 2023
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Patrick H
The Entrance, Australia223 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Egypt can be a chaotic country, but this was sure up there. After taking some time to walk, we were sweaty and expecting a nice cool environment... no such luck. Just as we sat and cooled off, and started to get to grips with the impressive collection... the power went out. We got out the phone torches, expecting to have some lights back soon... instead we were told it would be 1hr. Surely such an extended break, which seemed to be connected with some internal work around the tomb exhibit, could be timed outside of visiting hours?
Written 7 October 2023
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Susan E
Philadelphia, PA1,051 contributions
Nov 2022
This museum has many artifacts but some of the disploys are in the dark basement which are difficult to see if there are more than a few people viewing. The scuptures discovered under water were fascinating.
Written 14 August 2023
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Marvin G
Ogdensburg, NY1,169 contributions
May 2023 • Couples

The Alexandria National Museum is housed in an Italianate villa and contains around 1,800 artifacts that narrate the story of Alexandria and Egypt. Most of these pieces came from other Egyptian museums. The museum mainly focuses on three collections spread over three floors: period of the Pharaohs, the Hellenistic and Roman period, and the ancient Egyptian, Coptic, and Muslim world
Written 10 July 2023
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Helenjen
Brisbane, Australia834 contributions
Feb 2023
We enjoy a good museum but not the ticket seller on the entrance trying to rip us off! I had already researched the cost was 100EGP for us foreigners, he asked for 400lei for both of us!!!! I refused and said it's only 200, which he begrudgingly accepted. However after that poor experience....the museum was very good and as other TA reviewers have said, well laid out with enough to keep you amused for an hour or two. The tricky bit was getting across the street back to our hotel on the corniche. Luckily the locals were very helpful and assisted us through the thronging, beeping traffic....worse than Ho Chi Minh City!!! The locals made up for the hustler on the door of the museum :)
Written 10 April 2023
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World Prof
Buffalo Grove, IL174 contributions
Feb 2023
This museum is small but well-done on three levels covering three eras of Egyptian history. There is a small selection of artefacts including jewelry, pottery, artwork, statues, etc. Nothing here will wow you, but it is worth a visit. An elevator is available, but a little hard to find.
Written 27 February 2023
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Lee K
Prairie Village, KS1,036 contributions
Nov 2022
Great array of artifacts covering several years. Some were recovered from the Mediterranean Sea. A guide is really helpful to understand and appreciate what is on display.
Written 8 November 2022
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Beth M
Eden, NC9 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
The museum was poorly maintained and very small. I only went because the Greco-Roman Museum was closed. Nothing particularly striking to see. Would not include in one’s itinerary.
Written 1 November 2022
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD9,092 contributions
Apr 2022
We took an Uber($2) 2 km east from our Paradise Inn-Le Metropole Hotel arriving after the 9 AM opening. After paying 200 Egp ($11) for 2 foreigners, we took a self tour of the 4 floors beginning with the basement level and its clean restrooms. Adjacent were the featured Old and New Kingdom exhibits including the funerary chamber with its mummy, canopic jars and flakes of gold. Upstairs continued with Old Alexandria statues recovered from the sea, then Roman, Coptic and Ottoman exhibits.
Written 2 April 2022
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