The Ethnographic Museum in Mut in the Dakhla Oasis is small, but has displays on oasis life. It is attached to Dar al-Wafdeen Government Hotel, is only opened on request: ask at the tourist office or at the Cultural Palace, where the museum’s manager, Ibrahim Kamel, can be found.
The museum is laid out as a traditional home, with different areas for men, women and visitors. Displays of clothing, baskets, jewellery and other domestic items give an insight into oasis life and geography. When in there do not expect to see much of ancient Egypt, it is all about the ancient handmade domestic stuff made out of palm reeds, clay, wood, and stone.