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Egyptian Museum (Museum of Egyptian Antiquities)
Egyptian Museum (Museum of Egyptian Antiquities)

Egyptian Museum (Museum of Egyptian Antiquities)

15 Meret Basha, Ismailia, Qasr an Nile, Cairo, Egypt

The Basics

There is a charge to enter the Egyptian Museum, with an additional charge to bring a camera and a substantial charge to view the mummified corpses of ancient pharaohs in Royal Mummies Hall. While you don’t need a guide or a tour to appreciate the museum, it is crammed full to bursting with historical wonders but generally poorly signed, so many will appreciate the navigational expertise of a guide.

The Egyptian Museum is an essential stop on Cairo history tours and Cairo day tours. Some tours pair it with the Giza Pyramids outside the city; others feature it alongside highlights of Islamic Cairo or Coptic Cairo such as the Hanging Church and Alabaster Mosque. History buffs will find private Egyptian Museum tours the best way to make the most of the spectacular collection, particularly while it is in flux pending the Grand Egyptian Museum move.

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8-Hour Private Tour of the Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar from Cairo
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8-Hour Private Tour of the Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar from Cairo
$74.00 per adult
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fantastic tour guide
This was a FANTASTIC tour. I was with Amal and driver Mohammad, and they could not have been better. Amal was knowledgeable and kind. She was great company for the day and catered the tour exactly to my wants and needs. This is my first time leaving a review on account of this amazing work could not go unnoticed. Amal was great.
Delaney_E, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Cairo

star-5
Amazing one day layover tour in Cairo
ChengWu_X, Apr 2022
Cairo Stopover Tour Visit Giza Pyramids Egyptian Museum & Old Cairo
Totally a private tour, feel bad that two persons (driver and guide) to serve myself only with a clean car. Visited every places as indicated when I did booking. The extra two shopping trips were not too bad, I bought some stuff without any pushes. The guide is good in English and Japanese, he introduced the places we visited with lot of histrionic stories. I would like to thank EMO Tour to make my day enjoyable.
star-5
Wonderful trip
Reomn_R, Apr 2022
Private Egyptian Museum and Khan el Khalili Bazar Tour
Very good trip with very knowledgeable guide and professional driver and clean car. Everything Was very organized.
star-5
fantastic tour guide
Delaney_E, Aug 2022
8-Hour Private Tour of the Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar from Cairo
This was a FANTASTIC tour. I was with Amal and driver Mohammad, and they could not have been better. Amal was knowledgeable and kind. She was great company for the day and catered the tour exactly to my wants and needs. This is my first time leaving a review on account of this amazing work could not go unnoticed. Amal was great.
star-5
Very recommended!
Andrea_M, Aug 2022
8-Hour Private Tour of the Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar from Cairo
One of the best experiences I've ever had. Lots of fun, and very interesting places to see and learning about. Our spectacular guide, one of the best made us feel part of his family, very respectful and wise, answered any doubt or question we had, really a great help at all times. I highly recommend this tour and especially our guide Phoebe
star-5
Life changing tour
Demi_F, Jul 2022
All inclusive trip Giza Pyramids,Egyptian Museum,Sphinx,Bazar,Camel Ride,Lunch
Yasser an Ameer were incredible. They were on time waited patiently for me while I shopped. Took me too the best grilled place for lunch I have had thrus far. The museum was awesome. The whole experience was life changing. They made me feel protected and treated me like a Queen. Yasser was so knowledgeable. My next trip will most definitely include them. Thank you Yasser n Ameer.
star-5
Great day with an experienced guide
Ivy_d, Jul 2022
Cairo Private Day Tour to Egyptian Museum Citadel and Khan Khalili Bazaar
Issam was great and experienced guide who made sure to show us the best of the Egyptian Museum Citadel and Khan Khalili Bazaar. We had a great day!
star-5
Bucket list - Pyramids
Allan_C, Jul 2022
Private Tour to Giza Pyramids and The Egyptian Museum
Bucket list accomplished! We had an incredible time touring the Giza pyramids and Cairo Museum. Our private tour guide (Hend) was extremely knowledgeable and personable. I would say Hend gave us 10 star service out of 10.
star-5
Live the dream
Marianna_M, Aug 2022
8-Hour Private Tour of the Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar from Cairo
Sherif was our private guide and it was simply amazing! We live a dream!! We had so much fun but we had a full immersione into Egyptian History. We couldn't ask for better experience!
star-5
A very productive day
Mina_M, Jul 2022
All inclusive trip Giza Pyramids,Egyptian Museum,Sphinx,Bazar,Camel Ride,Lunch
Gina our guide was very good and gave us insights on everything, she answered all of our questions and made us feel so welcome.
star-5
This was a great private...
Tairel_R, Jul 2022
Private Tour to Giza Pyramids and The Egyptian Museum
This was a great private tour, with a very knowledgeable guide that took time to explain everything to us.
star-5
Amazing full day tour
Levi_M, Jul 2022
Cairo Day Tour visit Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Khan Khalil Bazaar
It was a great experience! Wonderful way to see the city and know more about the history of Egypt!!!
star-5
get the most in reasonable time
Joachim_K, Jul 2022
Half-Day Tour to Egyptian Museum in Cairo
Guide & Driver are very kind & helpful. Informations are focused and bring you to the most interesting points. And for sure. Egypt was always the best civilization :-)
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Egyptian Museum is a must-do for history buffs and anyone with an interest in ancient Egypt.

  • The animal mummies room is a must for families with kids—and free, unlike the royal mummies room.

  • The Egyptian Museum features more than 100,000 objects crammed into over 160,000 square feet (15,000 square meters) of space. Don’t expect to see it all in one day.

  • Only the first floor of the Egyptian Museum is accessible to wheelchair users, who are entitled to discount tickets.

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How to Get There

The Egyptian Museum stands at the heart of downtown Cairo, on Tahrir Square—that’s around 8 miles (13 kilometers) from the Giza Pyramids and around 4 miles (6 kilometers) from Old Cairo. Many will find the convenience of an organized tour with door-to-door round-trip transfers preferable to haggling with taxi drivers or trying to piece together the city’s bewildering network of microbuses.

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When to Get There

The Egyptian Museum is open seven days a week: morning to evening Monday to Wednesday, morning to late on Sunday and Thursday, and morning to afternoon on the Islamic weekend, Friday and Saturday. There are additional charges for evening admission, while Fridays and Saturdays can be crowded. Visiting in the morning is recommended to beat the crowds.

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The Story of the Egyptian Museum

While much ancient Egyptian heritage has found its way overseas, into collections at the Louvre, the British Museum, and beyond, Egypt banned the export of antiquities as far back as 1835. The Egyptian Museum itself was founded in 1902, when the building was a masterpiece of contemporary museum design, to house the collection of French archaeologist Auguste Mariette.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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