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Cairo Museums

National Egyptian Museum  entrance

Egyptian Museum of Antiquities: history, description, photo | Tour to the National Egyptian Museum

Open: 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM daily
Address: Cairo downtown, near Tahrir square

Ticket: 10

Solar boat museum at the bottom of the Pyramids

Solar Boat Museum: history, description, photo

Open: closed
Address: Nazlet as Samman, Al Haram, Giza

Ticket: 5

Saqqara Imhotep Museum

Imhotep Museum Saqqara: description, history, photo

Address: Sakara plateau

Ticket: 0

Islamic beautiful mosaics.

Islamic Art Museum: description, history, exhibits, photo | Cairo Museum of Islamic art

Open: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily
Address: Port Said st.، Bab el Khalk، Cairo، Cairo Governorate

Ticket: 6

Coptic Museum main entrance.

Coptic Museum Cairo: Tours, Tickets, History, Exhibits

Open: 09:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily
Address: Mari Girgis st, across from the metro station

Ticket: 6

A piece of a cloth.

Egyptian textile museum: description, history, exhibits, photo

Open: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Address: 121 El Muez st., behind Wekalet Sobhy Zakaria, Islamic Cairo

Ticket: 2

Royal carriage on display.

The Royal carriages museum: description, history, photo

Open: 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address: Salah el Din citadel, Cairo

Ticket: 5

Jeep for adventures.

Children’s Museum in Cairo excursion

Address: 34 Abu Bakr al-Siddiq st
Railway Museum in Cairo 2nd floor.

Railway Museum: description, history, exhibits, photo

Open: 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM, Monday closed
Address: Ramsis sq., (opposite the Cairo railway station), downtown, Cairo, Egypt
Central Post Office building.

Post Office Museum: description, exhibits, history, photo

Open: 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM Friday closed
Address: 55 Abdel Khaleq Tharwat St., Ataba, Downtown
Salsabil at Harem Palace in the Citadel.

The Egyptian Military Museum: description, history, photo

Open: 09:00 AM -04:30 PM daily
Address: Salah el Din citadel, Cairo

Ticket: 0

Police museum

Police National Museum in the Citadel

Open: 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address: Salah el Din citadel, Cairo

Ticket: 0

Alexandria Museums

Fatma Zahra palace in Alexandria.

Royal Jewelry Museum: history, description, collections, photo

Open: 09:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily
Address: 27 Ahmed Yahya st, Alexandria, behind Four Seasons hotel

Ticket: 5

Basil Pasha palace hosts Alexandria National Museum.

Alexandria National Museum: description, history, exhibits

Open: 09:00 AM - 04:40 PM daily
Address: 110 Horreya Street, Downtown Alexandria

Ticket: 5

Aswan Museums

Statue of BA

Nubia Museum: description, history, exhibits, photo

Open: 09:00 AM -13:00 PM
17:00 PM - 21:00 PM daily
Address: El Fenadek Street, Aswan (opposite Basma Hotel)

Ticket: 7

Mummified crocodiles main display.

Crocodile Museum at Kom Ombo in Egypt

Address: On the site of Kom Omb otemple

Ticket: 0

Luxor Museums

Chapels at Karnak Open Air Museum.

Karnak Open Air Museum: description, history, exhibits

Open: 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Address: Inside Karnak temple, Luxor

Ticket: 0

Mummification tools.

Mummification Museum: description, history, exhibits, photo

Open: 09:00 AM -09:00 PM # 09:00 AM -10:00 PM daily
Address: Corniche el-Nil, downtown Luxor, opposite the Hotel Mercure

Ticket: 5

Good to know


Museums in Egypt Cairo are very diverse with its collections. In Cairo museums you find not only ancient Pharaonic artifacts but also modern art collections, Islamic beautiful pieces from many countries as well as rare Coptic exhibits.

You may get an impression that all museums in Egypt must be devoted to Pharaonic art, but this is wrong. In Cairo you find all kinds of museums that may satisfy any curious mind and eager learner. Museum of Islamic art, Coptic Art Museum, Egyptian Museum of Antiquities as well as Egyptian Civilization museum, National Police museum and Museum of Fine Arts, Post Office Museum and Royal Carriages museum are a few to name. Zoological museum in Giza Zoo and Railway museum at Ramsis train station.

What are the museums in Egypt with mummies you may like to know. The main exhibit of the Royal mummies is found in Cairo Egyptian museum in a Royal Mummy hall, here on exhibit you will find mummy of Ramses II and III, Seti I and Tuthmosis.

Also in Cairo museum an exposition of animal mummies is well established.

In Luxor mummification museum you will find some rare mummies not only of humans but animals as well.

Saqqara Imhotep museum has a couple of human mummies on display.

Nubia museum in Aswan has rare mummies of a Golden ram while in Oasis of Baharia a Valley of the Golden mummies was established after discovery of over 250 mummies belonging to Greco-Roman times.

1. Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in Cairo
2. Museum of Islamic art Cairo
3. Coptic museum
4. Manial Palace museum
5. Textile museum
6. Gayer Anderson museum
7. Royal carriages museum in the Citadel
8. Zoological museum
9. Children museum in Heliopolis
10. National museum of Egyptian civilization

As a rule all museums open at 9 am and close at 6 pm. Some museums now work at night and in some particular days of the week. There are museums that close at 3 pm and do not work on Fridays or public holidays, ex Post office museum. In Citadel all museums will be closed on Fridays during pray time (between 12:30 and 1 pm). For more information on a particular museums open hours brows our Egyptian Museums Guide.

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