Egyptian Museum
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Tahrir Square, Meret Basha

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2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.3scorecard
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  • 5.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

The best way to follow up your trip to the pyramids is by visiting the Egyptian Museum. This massive facility contains more than 100,000 artifacts from ancient Egypt, including sarcophagi, jewelry and pottery. It would take almost a year to explore the museum in its entirety. To save you some time, we recommend sticking to a few notable galleries. The main attraction here is the Tutankhamun exhibit, which features treasures from King Tut's tomb, including his golden funeral mask. And although it costs an additional 100 Egyptian pounds (or $11) to enter, the Mummy Room should be high on your list of museum must-sees.

Though the Egyptian Museum's fees are a bit steep, recent visitors said the impressive collections more than justify the property's prices. If you want to take photos inside, bring extra cash since travelers with cameras are charged an additional 50 Egyptian pounds ($6). Also, this museum does not have air conditioning, so plan to visit early in the morning.

The Egyptian Museum is located in central Cairo within walking distance of the Sadat metro station. You can also get to the property by taxi, tour bus or car – a parking garage is located adjacent to the museum. Bus tour operators that visit the museum include Love Egypt Tours and Emo Tours Egypt. The attraction is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and general admission tickets cost 75 Egyptian pounds ($8) per person. All tickets include access to most of the Egyptian Museum's exhibits, plus restrooms, a gift shop and a cafe. You'll also find several vendors selling souvenirs outside the museum.

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