Egyptian Museums - Downtown Cairo
Egyptian Museums - Downtown Cairo Last updated on Sunday 18th April 2010
(The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities)
Founded in 1858 by the great French archaeologist Auguste Mariette, who was buried in the museum grounds. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities contains the world's greatest collection of Pharaonic art and artifacts, including the treasures of Tutankhamen (pictured).
Hours: Saturday to Thursday 9.00am-4.00pm, Friday 9.00am-11.15am/1.30-4.00pm
Ramadan Hours: Daily 9.00am-11.15am/1.30-3.00pm
Admission: fees apply; there are special fees for students
Camera Permit: L.E. 10.00 (flashes and tripods prohibited)
The museum exhibits village crafts, costumes, equipment and other items are on display.
109 Kasr El Aini
(just south of the American University campus)
Hours: Daily except Friday and official holidays 9.00am-1.00pm
Beit El Sennari
Housed in a traditional Islamic house, this museum contains an exhibition of applied arts from the Pharaonic period to the present day, including textiles, ceramics, batik, glassware, silk-screening, etc. The work of eminent modern Egyptian craftsmen, including textiles by Kamis Shehata, pottery by Kamal Ebeid and sculpture by Anwar Abdel Mawla is also featured.
(just south of Saneyya Secondary School for Girls)
Hours: Daily except Friday 9.00am-2.00pm
Mostafa Kamel Museum
The tomb and personal belongings of the Egyptian nationalist leader are on display here.
Hours: Daily 9.00am-1.00pm