List of museums in Egypt

Egypt has one of the oldest civilizations in the world [1]. Thus, it has been in contact with many other civilizations and nations and also has been through so many eras, starting from pre-historic age to the modern age, passing through so many ages such as; Pharonic, Roman, Greek, Islamic and many other ages. Because of this wide variation of ages and the continuous contact with other nations, many museums may be found in Egypt, covering a wide area of these ages.

Following is a sortable list of museums in Egypt.

Name Arabic-language
native name
City Type Year
Official website Coordinates
Abdeen Palace Museumقصر عابدينCairo186330°02′30″N 31°14′54″E
Agricultural MuseumCairoagriculture1930
Ahmed Shawki MuseumCairo
Alexandria National MuseumAlexandria
Al Minya Museum
Al-Alemein War Museum
Aswan MuseumElephantine191224°05′5″N 32°53′12″E
Bayt al-KritliyyaCairo
Bayt Al-SuhaymiCairo
Beit El-Umma (House of the People)Cairo
Beshtak PalaceCairo
Carriage MuseumCairo
Child MuseumCairochildren's1985
Coptic MuseumCairo
Denshway Museumal-Minufiyah
Egyptian Geological MuseumCairo
Gamal Abdel Nasser MuseumCairo
Gayer-Anderson MuseumCairo
Gezira Center for Modern Art
(also known as the Egyptian Modern Art Museum)
Cairocontemporary and
modern art
Imhotep MuseumSaqqara2006
Ismaïlia MuseumIsmaïliaarchaeology1932
Karanis Site MuseumFaiyumarchaeology
Kasr (Qasr) El-Gawhara (Jewel Palace)Cairo
Kharga MuseumEl Kharga
Library of Alexandria MuseumAlexandria
Luxor MuseumLuxor
Manyal PalaceCairo
Marine MuseumHurghada
Mellaoui Museum
Egyptian Military museumCairoCitadel1938
Military MuseumPort Said
Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil MuseumGiza1962
Mohamed Nagy MuseumCairo
Mukhtar MuseumCairo
Mummification MuseumLuxor1997
Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
(also known as the Egyptian Museum or
the Cairo Museum)
Museum of Egyptian RailwaysCairo
Museum of Islamic Art, CairoCairo
Museum of Islamic CeramicsCairo
National Museum of Egyptian Civilization Cairo2017
Museum of Modern Art in EgyptPort Saidcontemporary and modern art1995
National Museum of Sharqeya [2]Herriat Raznaharchaeology1973
Nubian MuseumAswan199741°23′37″N 2°09′53″E
Om Kalthoum MuseumCairo
Pharaonic VillageJacob Island, Giza
Postal MuseumCairo
Qasr Al-Eini MuseumCairomedical1998
Ramses Wessa Wassef Art Center
Royal Jewelry MuseumAlexandriaart and history1986
Taha Hussein MuseumCairohistoric house
Museum in the University of Al-Zagazig [3]Zagazigarchaeology1981


  1. "Egypt History Archives - AncientHistoryLists". AncientHistoryLists. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  2. Bakr, Mohamed I., Brandl, Helmut, Kalloniatis, Faye (eds.): Egyptian Antiquities from the Eastern Nile Delta. = ʾĀṯār misrīya (= Museums in the Nile Delta. Vol. 2). Opaion, Cairo/Berlin 2014, ISBN 978-3-00-045318-2
  3. Bakr, Mohamed I., Brandl, Helmut, and Kalloniatis, Faye (eds.): Egyptian Antiquities from Kufur Nigm and Bubastis = ʾĀṯār misrīya (= Museums in the Nile Delta. Vol. 1). Opaion, Cairo/Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-00-033509-9.

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