On World Tourism Day, Discover Top 3 Museums in Egypt

As we know, World Tourism Day is widely observed across the two spheres to raise awareness about the significance of tourism in affecting the social, political, economic, and cultural values ​​of the country.

In celebration of World Tourism Day, Sada Elbald English SEE is showcasing some of our favorite tourist hotspots that Egypt has helped turn into must-see visitor attractions around the globe.

With its rich culture and heritage, visitors are able to know more about some of the top Egyptian museums that the site suggests at this time of year.


A walk in the midst of various ancient Egyptian civilizations: this is what the amazing NMEC offers. You’re still not convinced? Ideally located at the foot of the Fustat hills, this museum which rises above a green garden and natural lagoon is a unique place in Cairo. Follow this guide and learn more about the history, the collections, the prices, and how to get to it.

Among the prestigious art collections on Egyptian soil, Egypt’s Civilization Museum (NMEC) is a modern masterpiece. Split between six campuses—the collection houses works by Ancient Egyptian artists and countless Old Masters.

The modern museum, also known as Fustat Museum, is also home to thousands of precious antiquities which offer insight into ancient life.

The NMEC showcases Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the present day, using a multidisciplinary approach that highlights the country’s tangible and intangible heritage.

The Fustat Museum, which is cited as one of the largest museums of civilization in the Middle East, features generous temporary exhibition spaces, an auditorium, and an education and research center, as well as an exhibition on the development of the modern city of Cairo .

The museum is open from Saturday to Thursday between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and the garden is open between 6 am and 9 pm.

Mahmoud Khalil

Mahmoud Khalil museum’s structure is a piece of art in itself, and the grounds also feature beautiful gardens, and views of Giza.
Whether you’re interested in discovering Egyptian treasures or learning about the post-impressionist works of Van Gogh, these incredible collections are well worth the real trip.

In the same context, the legendary Museum houses a fine collection of Impressionist paintings, mainly collected before 1928, which alone rivals most European National Collections

The iconic museum was founded by Mohammad Mahmoud Khalil, it housed high-value art collections. Before passing away in 1953, Khalil had granted these objects to his wife to recommend them and the palace as a museum for the Egyptian government after her death.

Egypt’s talented artist Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil is well-known for his seminal work such as Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin and Vincent van Gogh.

It’s worth mentioning that the wonderful museum was opened on 23 July 1962, and dedicated to the memory of Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil Pasha and his wife Emiline Lock.

Later, it was transferred to Prince Amr Ibrahim’s palace in Zamalek in 1971 and then reopened in Zamalek in 1979.

In the 1970s, the historical museum was sectioned by the government of Egypt; President Anwar El-Sadat used it for executive offices. The palace was returned to museum use in 1993.

Indeed, the museum’s holdings include a rare collection of Japanese-style Enro cases, which are the holdings that occupy the ground floor of the museum, along with the first and second floors, while the basement occupies the administration, library, information center and a large hall for research discussion.

Egyptian Museum

Built in 1901 by the Italian construction company, Garozzo-Zaffarani, to a design by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the national edifice is one of the largest museums in the Middle East.

It is cited as the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East, and houses the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. The museum displays an extensive collection spanning from the Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era.

Among the museum’s great collection are the complete burials of Yuya and Thuya, Psusennes I and the treasures of Tanis, and the Narmer Palette commemorating the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under one king, which is also among the museum’s invaluable artifacts. The museum also houses the splendid statues of the great kings Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, the builders of the pyramids at the Giza plateau. An extensive collection of papyri, sarcophagi and jewelry, among other objects, completes this uniquely expansive museum.

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