- Duration: From 3 To 5 Hours
- Location: Cairo
- Availability: Available Everyday
- Pick up and drop off: Your Hotel
- Tour Type: Private
Wonderful tour to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and the Royal Mummies
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the NMEC is located on the archaeological site of El-Fustat in Old Cairo, overlooking the Ain El-Seera Lake. The Museum was designed by Egyptian architect El Ghazzali Kosseiba. The exhibition spaces are being designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. 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 Museum’s collections will be displayed in a core permanent exhibition of the principal achievements of Egyptian civilization, with six thematic galleries covering the Dawn of Civilization, The Nile, Writing, State and Society, Material Culture, Beliefs and Thinking, and the Gallery of Royal Mummies.
This private tour to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization will amaze you with the unique selection of artifacts and how everything is displayed in a way that takes you into a nice dream to explore the stages of the Egyptian civilization development and all the diverse cultures Egypt experienced!
Egypt Fun Tours’ professional tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel (in Cairo or Giza). You will be transferred by our private air-conditioned vehicle to the area of Old Cairo known by the name Al-Fustat near the Babylon Roman Fortress and overlooks Ain El-Seera Lake to enjoy a great experience visiting the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.
The museum accommodates one of the most important and largest collections of antiquities in the world relating the stages of the development of Egyptian civilization from the earliest times to the modern era.
The museum has a permanent major exhibition that deals with the most important achievements of Egyptian civilization. It also includes spaces for temporary exhibitions, as well as an exhibition on the development of modern Cairo. The museum covers service, commercial, and recreational buildings, and a research center for the science of ancient materials and restoration.
Spend your time touring the museum and visiting the permanent exhibition halls (Central exhibition hall, Royal Mummies Hall), in addition to the Restoration Laboratories (extra 25$ USD per person).
Ask your private guide about the Coptic and Islamic Cairo Tour from Cairo, and the Full-day City Tour to Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Saladin Citadel, Coptic Cairo, El Moez Street, and Khan El Khalili Bazaar which take place near the area of Al-Fustat.
Review posted on Tripadvisor by 722Lola88
A must visit when in Cairo. I recommend having a tour guide to help you navigate through the museum. Wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking through the different areas of the museum. It was fascinating to learn about the civilization process. Many artifacts are displayed and my favorite part was the mummified display section of the pharaohs. Very informative tour and you leave with a great history lesson about Egypt civilization..