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A museum is known to be a place where objects of antique and historical nature are displayed. And a building in which objects of interest or significance are stored and exhibited. However, the modern concept of a museum has been developed so as to reflect, as well, all aspects of modern and contemporary life.

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Abdeen Palace Museum
Abdeen Palace was originally built on land belonging to an Ottoman Turkish nobleman named Abdeen Bey. The palace became the centre of the royal court, rather than the Citadel of Cairo (which had been the centre of Egyptian government since the Middle Ages) during the reign of King Fuad I. more
Agricultural Museum
The Agricultural Museum features a variety of displays about farming practices in Egypt from ancient times to the present day. Agriculture has played a major role in the Egyptian history and always affected the lives of Egyptians from the days of the pharaohs up to our modern time. Therefore, because of agriculture's ancient and continuing importance to Egyptian life, the Egyptian government decided in the 1930s to build an agriculture museum, which was built during the period of King Farouk to mainly serve two purposes. more
Ahmed Shawki Museum
Opened on 17 June 1977, this museum pays a fine tribute to the great poet Ahmed Shawki, voted the Emir (the prince) of the Arab Poem. It is known to be a place where objects of antique and historical nature are displayed. However, the modern concept of a museum has been developed so as to reflect, as well, all aspects of modern and contemporary life. more
Al-Alemein War Museum
The Al-Alemein War Museum is located 105 kilometers west of Alexandria and about five kilometers west of the Marina resort. it was opened in the year 1956 during the presidency of Gamal Abdel Nasser as a memorial of the The Battle of Al-Alamein between the British and the Germans in 1942 and the battles that took place in South Africa during the Second World War. more
Alexandria National Museum
The National Museum which was formerly a palace, served as the meeting place for the royalties and merchant class hierarchy of Alexandria .The museum consists of 3 levels - the basement housing the Pharaonic artefacts, the ground level displaying the Graeco-Roman treasures, and the 1st floor - containing relics from Egypt’s Coptic Christian and Islamic heritage, as well as some insight into the valuables left behind by King Farouk’s family before the 1952 revolution. more
Bayt Al Sennari or " Sennari House "
Beit El Sennari is not well known by many tourists who visit Egypt. Situated on a small lane named Haret Monge, just off of a downtown street called Khairat, there are very few tourism attractions nearby.Sennari House was built in 1794 by Ibrahim Katkhuda El-Sennari, a Sudanese occultist, it is famous for another reason. more
Bayt Al-Suhaymi
The Bayt Al-Suhaymi is an excellent example of a private, though wealthy, Egyptian home of the 17th century, and shows most of the features which made living in Cairo's arid climate tolerable in prior ages.Among the most important example of Cairo traditional architecture are private houses. A few of these houses still survive and provide us with valuable information concerning the character of traditional architecture. more
Bashtak Palace
The Palace of Amir Bashtak was built by Amir Sayf al-Din Bashtak al-Nasiri, one of the commanders of the Mamluk sultan, al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qalawun, and the husband of one of his daughters. He was contemporary to al-Nasir Muhammad’s third reign of power (AH 709– 41 / AD 1309– 40). more
Carriage Museum, Cairo
One of a number of small museums in the Citadel is the Royal Carriage Museum in Cairo. Its small collection of carriages are borrowed from the larger Carriage Museum located in Bulaq. It is housed in the building once used as the British Officers' Mess (until 1946) during the colonial period. more
Child Museum, Cairo
Science, technology, imagination, truth in the past, present and future; all interact to create a wonderful world for the Egyptian child, namely, the Child Museum. It is an edifice that appeals to a child's intelligence and inquisitive nature, allowing interaction with what he sees in full freedom. Children at this museum are able to deal with high technology and modern methods to enrich their knowledge and imagination. more
Coptic Museum, Cairo
Coptic Monuments are considered as a liaison between Ancient Egyptian Art during the Pharaonic and the Graeco-Roman periods on one hand and the Islamic era on the other. Housing the world's largest collection of Coptic Christian artwork, the Coptic Museum in Cairo provides a link between ancient and Islamic Egypt. This fact granted these monuments a great importance in the Egyptian Art in general. more
Denshway Museum, Al-Minufiyah
The Denshway Museum is a museum in Al-Minufiyah, Egypt, 100 kilometers north of Cairo. The museum, which opened in July 1999 commemorates the Denshawai Incident, Egyptian peasants who struggled against British colonialism in 1906, and honors the seven martyrs who were hanged on 26 June, 1906. The museum aims to remind the young generation of the national struggle against British occupation. more
Egyptian Antiquities Museum , Cairo
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museums, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the world. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms. more
Elephantine or Aswan Museum
The first museum is Aswan museum on the other side of the Nile, which was a house the old dam engineer and transferred into museum in 1912. Recently, German expedition constructed the Annex which includes some pieces of the Elephantine Island. more
Gayer-Anderson Museum or Bayt al-Kiritliya
Also known as Bayt al-Kiritliya, the visitor to the ancient Ibn Tulun Mosque could proceed to this museum by going to the northeastern extension of the mosque, where the main entrance door of the museum is located. The museum is named after the last person who lived in the building, a British doctor and soldier called Major Gayer-Anderson. more
Geological Museum, Cairo
The Egyptian Geological Museum is a museum in Cairo, Egypt. The museum was established in 1904 as part of the Egyptian Geological Survey, which had been started in 1896 under the direction of the Khedive Ismail. It was the first of its kind in the Middle East and the African continent. The original museum was expanded with the construction of an annex designed to house the museum's laboratories for petrology and paleontology. more
Gezira Center for Modern Art, Cairo
The Gezira Art Center in Cairo's fashionable Zamalek area includes four galleries for rotating exhibits, a gallery for temporary exhibits, a cinema, lecture theatre and an open-air theatre. The idea of establishing a museum to exhibit modern Egyptian art masterpieces was first introduced in 1925 by Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil, a famous Egyptian fine art fan. more
Graeco-Roman Museum, Alexandri
This museum is counted for the best collection of items from the Classical era. There are plenty of excellent statues, sarcophagus, jewels, textiles and tiny objects of all sorts.It founded in 1892, the graeco-Roman Museum of Alexandria has already cele­brated its centenary. more
Ismailia Museum, Ismailia
THE "City of Gardens and Flowers", Ismailia is the capital city of the Suez Canal region, lying midway between Port Said and Suez on the western shores of Al-Temsah (Crocodile) Lake, 120km from Cairo. more
Kom Ushim or Karanis Site Muse
Where the desert road from Cairo enters the Fayum depression, the remains can be found of the Graeco-Roman city of Karanis . Karanis was built on the slope of the Fayum depression and has been partly mined for the fertile mud of which it was constructed. more
Kasr (Qasr) El-Gawhara (Jewel Palace), Cairo
Gawhara Palace (Qasr al-Jawhara, also known as the Bijou Palace, but popularly referred to as The Jewel Palace), which is situated south of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali in the Cairo Citadel. It was commissioned by Mohammed Ali Pasha in 1814. He used to receive many people in it. There are actually a number of museums located on the grounds of the Citadel. more
Kharga Museum, El Kharga
Kharga Museum,is one of the latest in the Egyptian Ministry of Culture’s regional museums plan. Built from local bricks to echo the style of early Christian architecture seen at Bagawat, the museum houses artefacts ranging from the Egyptian Prehistoric Period right through to the Islamic Era. more
Library of Alexandria Museum, or Bibliotheca Alexandrina Museum Alexandria
The Museum is the first among all archeological Museums in the world that is located within a library. The Royal Library of Alexandria , was once the largest library in the world. It is generally thought to have been founded at the beginning of the 3rd century BC, during the reign of Ptolemy II of Egypt. more
Luxor Museum, Luxor
One of the best displays of antiquities in Egypt is located at the Luxor Museum opened in 1975. Housed within a modern building, the collection is limited in the number of items, but they are beautifully displayed.The museum stands on the corniche, overlooking the River Nile, in the central part of the city. more
Manial Palace, Cairo
The Manial Palace and Museum is a former palace in Cairo, Egypt which has been converted into a museum. It reflects a true image of the life of princes and royal families.The Manial Palace has been built for Prince Mohammad Ali between 1899 and 1929 . more
Marine Biology Museum, Hurghad
Marine Museum biology a few miles north of Hurghada .It is not only a marine biology station but also contains a small aquarium with lots of colorful fishes. Marine Biology Museum, Hurghada is an attractive tourist location. The museum is famous among the tourists for its wide ranging collections marine flora and fauna in the Red Sea. more
Mawlawi Museum , Cairo
The Mawlawi Museum in Cairo, along with the monumental presence of the Sunqur Sa’di Madrasa and the other archeological remains exhibited in the restored area of Shari Al-Siyufiyah are part of a great Complex which also includes the Sadaqa Mausoleum and the Yeshbak Palace. more
Military Museum, Cairo
The Military Museum in Cairo , located in the Citadel, contains a collection of weapons and costumes illustrating warfare in Egypt from ancient times. Notable are its artifacts of the 1956 Anglo-French-Israeli attack. more
Military Museum, Port Said
The Military Museum Inaugurated in 1964 in Port Said mostly has displays of modern wars, such as the 1956 Anglo-French War, and the Israeli conflicts, including tanks and other artifacts, paintings and dioramas of the Egypt-Israel wars in 1956, 1967 and 1973. more
Mohamed Nagy Museum, Cairo
The museum commemorates painter Mohamed Nagy, who co- pioneered the Egyptian modern art after his return from Florence. Mohamed Nagy, founder of modern Egyptian photography art . Undoubtedly, Mohamed Nagy, the great artist, is one of the staunch artists who contributed much to laying down the foundations of the modern Egyptian photography art. more
Mummification Museum, Luxor
The Luxor Museum of Mummification which opened in May 1997 is the first in the world dedicated to this subject. The modern purpose built museum consists of only one room, but the visitor is guided around well-lit and beautifully displayed exhibits and story boards which describe the process of mummification from beginning to end. more
Mukhtar Museum, Cairo
The Mukhtar Museum was built to house the sculptures of Mahmud Mukhtar who is considered to be one of the greatest Egyptian sculptures. The building was designed by Ramesses Wissa Wassef and houses eighty-five bronze, stone, basalt, marble, granite and plaster works. more
Museum of Egyptian Railways ( Egyptian National Railways), Cairo
The Egyptian Railway Museum was founded in 1933 and chronicles the history and development of the ENR. It is located near the Ramses Station in Cairo.There is a vast difference between the atmosphere surrounding the museum and the world inside it. more
Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo
The Present Museum of Islamic Art opened at the Gallery of Arab Antiquities in 1881 during the Reign of Khedive Tafiq. A Collection of 111 objects gathered from old mosques and mausolea of Egypt was originally exhibited in the arcades of the eastern Cloister of the mosque of the Fatimid Caliph Al-Hakim. more
Museum of Islamic Ceramics, Cairo
The Museum of Islamic Ceramics occupies the ground and first floors in the palace of Prince Amr Ibrahim, which combines all prevailing styles of the Mohamed Ali Dynasty in its architectural and decorative style. more
Museum of Modern Art in Egypt, Port Said
The Museum of Modern Art contains works of 20th century Egyptian artists from 1908 and features regularly changing exhibitions of contemporary artists. The Museum of Modern Art in Ports Said is in Shohada Square, and features the Modern History of Port Said by Egyptian artists. more
Museum of Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil , Giza
Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil and his wife museum is one of the most important artistic museums in Egypt . The museum plays important role in the cultural and artistic movement. Also the museum contains the best acquisitions , paintings , sculptures and laques of the greatest artists. more
National Museum, Port Said
The National Museum of Port Said has a variety of displays covering all of Egyptian history. The Museum, which was opened in Port Said in 1987 has exhibits on the 1st floor covering prehistory and the pharaonic period, including several mummies and sarcophagi along with various statues and other artifacts. more
Nubian Museum, Aswan
This museum is an excellent introduction to the history and culture of the Nubians. It contains a collection of artefacts from Nubia (the region approximately between Aswan and Khartoum in Sudan) and an exhibition of Nubian culture and crafts. more
Om Kalthoum Museum, Cairo
Om Kalthoum Museum devoted to the famous Egyptian singer Om Kolthoum was inaugurated last week in Cairo by Egypt's first lady, Ms. Suzanne Mubarak.The museum was not in Om Kolthoum's home since her villa has been torn down and replaced with a hotel and apartment complex. more
Open Air Museum, Luxor
The Open Air Museum is located across from the Great Court, opposite to the entrance to Ramesses III's temple in the Temple of Amun. It is accessed to the left of the first courtyard just before the Second Pylon at Karnak in modern Luxor (ancient Thebes) more
Pharaonic Village, Jacob Island, Giza
The Pharaonic Village on Jacob's Island offers a theme park-style guide to ancient Egypt. Visitors are taken on a motorised barge through a network of canals, or left to wander among the numerous exhibits - some of which are living. more
Postal Museum, Cairo
The museum is located at Al-Ataba Square in Central Cairo, on the second floor of the Central Post Office. The museum was established in February 1934 and it was opened for the public in January 1940. more
Ramses Wessa Wassef Art Center
Ramses Wissa Wassef (born 1911 in Cairo, died 1974), was a visionary architect and designer who built many celebrated buildings in Egypt. He was an enthusiastic educator and taught Architecture at the College of Fine Arts in Cairo. more
Royal Jewelry Museum, Alexandr
The Jewellery Museum is a two-story villa which belonged to Princess Fatma Al-Zahraa - a member of the Egyptian Royal family, which she decorated to her taste in 1920. The foyer is a grandiose affair with burgundy soft, deep carpets and carved, gilded ceilings. more
The Solar Boat Museum
The Solar boat Museum at the base of the Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt contains the actual, reconstructed boat that was used in the funerary ceremonies of the Pharaoh Cheops over 4000 year ago. more
Taha Hussein Museum, Cairo
Dr.Taha Hussein (1889-1973) is the doyen of Arabic literature and one of the most celebrated figures of Egyptian contemporary cultural and intellectual history. Born in Upper Egypt in 1889, young Taha went blind at the age of three. more