The 11 Must-Visit Museums in Egypt


For World Museum Day, let’s highlight 11 of the best and must-visit museums in majestic Egypt. Of course, we are awaiting the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum that was postponed due to the global situation.

By: Aliaa ElSherbini

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

Inaugurated with a world-class parade in April, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in Fustat has gained international recognition and national appreciation and pride due to its spaciousness, multi-services areas, and artifacts exhibited.

Address: Ein as Seirah, Old Cairo, Cairo Governorate

The Egyptian Museum

Home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities, The Egyptian Museum has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display and the rest in storerooms.

Address: Ismailia, Qasr El Nil, Downtown, Cairo

Bibliotheca Alexandrina 

Other than being a historical library, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina found in Alexandria houses 4 permanent museums with different types of art, including sculptors, antiquities, and manuscripts.

Address: Al Azaritah WA Ash Shatebi, Qism Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Governorate 21526

Nubian Museum 

Found in Aswan, in Upper Egypt, the Nubian Museum showcases the cultural and historical heritage of the Nubia region. The museum was built as part of the successful efforts by the UNESCO International Campaign to save the monuments of Nubia.

Address: Assuan, Sheyakhah Oula, Qism Aswan, Aswan Egypt

Sharm El-Sheikh National Museum

Besides having clear watered beaches, Sharm El Sheikh has a human civilization museum showing different aspects of culture. Founded in 2017, the Sharm El Sheikh museum is

Address: Qesm Sharm Ash Sheikh, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate South Sinai

Museum of Islamic Art

The Museum of Islamic Art in central Cairo is one of the largest museums in the world that specializes in Islamic art, as it displays thousands of artifacts through different periods in Islamic history.

Address: Port Said St، El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo Governorate 11638

Luxor Museum

Overlooking the west bank of the Nile, the Luxor museum exhibits artifacts found beneath the Luxor Temple and inside King Tut’s tomb.

Address: Kornish Al Nile, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate

The Coptic Museum 

Best Museums in EgyptThe Coptic Museum not only holds a beautiful exterior but also a rich range of art that dates to the earliest days of Christianity in Egypt.

Address: 3 Mari Gerges, Kom Ghorab, Old Cairo, Cairo Governorate

Abdeen Palace Museum

Best Museums in EgyptThe Abdeen Palace has reopened its doors to visitors to tour the grand space and its many museums that you can explore: Explore the Silver Museum, Arms Museum, Royal Family Museum, and Presidential Gifts Museum.

Address: Abdeen University St., El-Gomhoreya Square, Rahbet Abdin, Abdeen, Cairo Governorate

Gayer- Anderson Museum

Best Museums in EgyptLocated in the Sayyida Zeinab area, the Gayer-Anderson museum showcases the aesthetic architectural style of old Cairo and the textiles and furniture of the era where Gayer Anderson, the British physician, lived.

Address: Al Sayedah، El-Sayeda Zainab, Ahmed ibn Tuloun

El-Alamein Military Museum

Best Museums in EgyptIf you are around El Alamein City, Alexandria, or Marsa Matrouh, El- Alamein Military Museum is an interesting site to visit with different displaying spaces.

Address: Alexandria – Marsa Matrouh Rd, Al Alameen City, El Alamein, Matrouh Governorate

The Royal Chariots Museum

Best Museums in EgyptThe Chariots museum contains five halls with displays of a group of carriages and artifacts that were used by royal families and rulers back in the days. It includes a “Horse Hall” where all the accessories of the horses and clothes of the workers are showcased.

It is an unusual museum and the fourth of its kind in the world. It is worth a visit.

Address: Boulaq, Cairo Governorate

Experience Egypt’s Diverse Culture at The Museum of Egyptian Civilization

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