The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Planning to visit the Egyptian Museum? Check out our information below!


One of the biggest crowd-pullers is located in the heart of Cairo on Tharirplei, the Egyptian Museum. The stately museum, designed by French architect Marcel Dourgnon, opened its doors at the beginning of the 20th century. Nowhere else in the world can you see and admire so many objects from the time of the pharaohs together in one building. The museum is home to more than a quarter of a million artefacts.

The most important object is Tutankhamun’s death mask which is still fully intact. Some other key pieces you really must have seen are the death masks of some pharaohs, various grave goods buried with them and the mummy portraits.

Opening hours:

The Egyptian Museum is open every day of the year from: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

Photographer: Abdullah Elhariry by Unsplash

Tips and Tricks!

Here are a few tips you should know before visiting the Egyptian Museum!

  • Visiting the museum takes about 2 to 4 hours.
  • An admission ticket costs EGP 200. To see the mummy rooms from the inside, you can buy a separate ticket again inside the museum.
  • In the afternoon, tickets are cheaper and it is less crowded.
Photographer: 2H Media by Unsplash

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