The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Cairo

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Ancient history at its best, The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities boasts a collection notable for its standout pieces and, with a total of around 120,000 pieces, for its depth. First timers will want to see the Gold Mask of Tutankhamen, the young ruler's funerary mask, discovered in 1925 and perhaps the most iconic of the museum's artifacts. The ground floor displays a wealth of coins and papyrus fragments, while up on the first floor you'll find most of the findings from the Valley of the Kings. Put The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities into our Cairo day trip planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cairo.
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  • We visited this museum with a guide provided through TUIs experiences. The guide knew is stuff and was quite obviously passionate about all things ancient Egypt. Considering he probably does this... 
    We visited this museum with a guide provided through TUIs experiences. The guide knew is stuff and was quite obviously passionate about all things ancient Egypt. Considering he probably does this...  more »
  • We visited in August 2022. The museum has an amazing collection. The King Tut room was a highlight of course, but there was a lot to like. The restrooms were clean. The only complaint is that it.....  more
    We visited in August 2022. The museum has an amazing collection. The King Tut room was a highlight of course, but there was a lot to like. The restrooms were clean. The only complaint is that it.....  more »
  • Nice museum, but very hot inside. Tutenkamen exhibit is still there, but is supposed to be moved to the GEM once that museum opens. Worth a visit though. 
    Nice museum, but very hot inside. Tutenkamen exhibit is still there, but is supposed to be moved to the GEM once that museum opens. Worth a visit though.  more »
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  • My guide book said this famous museum was packed with exhibits and hard to work your way around. A guide definitely helps. Few exhibits are well labelled and it would be easy to miss something great if you tried to do it yourself. If you want to see a properly laid out modern museum in Egypt then my advice would be to go to the Luxor Museum. With the Great Egyptian Museum apparently close to opening, there are growing sections of this one now gutted and empty. It feels like closing sale! The highlight is the Tutankhamen exhibit. No photos in the treasure room. But I care less as looking at the golden mask was worth the trip. I wonder what will happen to this museum. It could be amazing but needs serious renovation. Also the traffic to get to and from the location is hectic.
  • Definitely a must see. It's so interesting to be able to see history first hand and up close. So many wonderful things to see with a story to each. You can spend an entire day and not see everything. It is best to have a local guide to help walk you through and explain what everything is. You get the sense of how people lived back in those days and how beautiful and detailed designs were as well. Best place to see if you want to experience history.
  • I'm writing this review based on my own visit despite the too many bad experiences of other visitors. The place is packed with stunning artifacts depicting the chronological order of the old Egyptian history. I started by visiting the King Tut room which astonished me and kept me speechless. I don't believe there is anything in this world like this. I then visited other rooms and hallways and the whole family really enjoyed the place and the kids were really eager to see more and read about the different items. People were helpful inside and it was a bit warm there but that is due to the plan to move everything to the new museum which is planned to open this coming November. The place was clean in general, and that also applies to the washrooms. Highly advisable to visit this place and focus on one thing only, the great history of Egypt.
  • This is a great museum to understand and appreciate ancient Egypt. I am not sure if some of those art pieces can be created even now. It is mesmerizing. Entrance fee is 200 EGP for non Egyptians. They ask for cash but if you insist credit card is accepted, they accept credit card. Unfortunately there is no air conditioning inside. Whole day can be spent inside the museum. There are English explanations on the items.
  • One the most stunning and beautiful museums! It felt like being on a movie set and in an archeological site all at the same time. Be sure to plan to be there at least 3-4 hours and still need more time to explore the rich, layered, complex and compelling exhibits.

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