Egypt’s Capitals Museum ( ECM )

Egypt’s Capitals Museum ( ECM )


The museum is located at the City of Arts and Culture in the New Administrative Capital of Egypt. The museum showcasing the story of the Egyptian Capitals and its development through the history of Egypt from the oldest city capital "Memphis" to the newest capital.  The museum is one of its kind in Egypt, as it is focused mainly on the Egyptian Capitals.

Six main capitals were selected to be the highlight of display: Memphis, Thebes, Tell el Amarna, Alexandria, Islamic Cairo, and Khedival Cairo. These capitals played a significant role in Egyptian history.

The museum has two main galleries; one is dedicated to the Egyptian Capitals, and the other is illustrated the ancient Egyptian beliefs and afterlife.

Museum vision

Conservation of the Egyptian cultural and administrative heritage through reviving the concept of Egypt’s changing capitals across the millennia, while emphasizing Egypt’s leading role in establishing prominent administrative systems in a unique, one-of-its-kind museum.











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Opening Hours


FOREIGNERS: Adult: EGP 200 / Student: EGP 100 Photography ( Personal Use – Without Flash ) : EGP 50 Camera Holder : EGP 20 EGYPTIANS/ARABS: Adult: EGP 80 / Student: EGP 40 Photography ( Personal Use – Without Flash ) : EGP 20 Camera Holder : EGP 10

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Visit Hours

Museum Hours every day: 09:00 am – 2:00 pm (ticket window closes at 1:30 pm) Evening Hours: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm (ticket window closes at 7:30 pm)

Free tickets

Except Friday, Saturday and public holidays: 1. Egyptians and Arabs seniors aged 60 and over 2- Egyptians and Arabs special needs 3- Orphaned children 4- Public schools trips primary and preparatory school

General Policies

- Please do not touch any exhibits or showcases. - Food and drinks are not allowed within the galleries, except for small water bottles. - Smoking is prohibited throughout the museum. - Please refrain from disorderly, disruptive, and offensive language or actions. - Please be mindful of others, and be quiet when using your cell phone. - Audio players are not permitted throughout the museum. - For the safety of the exhibits, please do not use flashlights or laser pointers inside the museum. - Appropriate attire is requested. - Please do not lay down on seats or on the floor, and do not remove your shoes. - Please follow all posted signs and visitor instructions.


- Private photography is permitted inside the museum after paying ticketfees. - Please refrain from taking photographs of other visitors or staff as it may violate their personal rights. - Please refrain from taking video recordings (cell phone, cameras) in the galleries unless you have paid the appropriate ticket fees. - Taking photographs and video recordings for commercial use (TV, cinema, programmes, advertising, documentary clips, et) are permitted only after obtaining permissionfrom the concerned authority and paying the daily rate. - Please refrain from using flash photography. - Please refrain from using camera holder until after purchasing its ticket.


In times of emergency such as an earthquake or fire, please follow the instructions of museum staff. - In the event of an earthquake, please move away from large sculptures, displaycases, and other objects that may fall down.


With regards to the students of Art Faculties, please conduct yourself respectively in regards to the following: - The use of pens and pen markersare prohibited in all galleries: only pencils may be used in taking notes or sketching. - Sketchbooks exceeding 18 x 24 inches are not permitted. - Please do not hinder visitor traffic flow in the galleries by blocking visitors or walking paths.

Items that Are Not Allow

Large bags, large backpacks, Luggage or parcels larger than 40x40cm are not permitted into the museum, but you will beallowed to store them in the cloakroom. Bags and backpacks may be subject to search at any time. Do not bring any sharp itemsor dangerous materials into the museum, such as knives, screwdrivers, scissors, and firearms. These items must be stored in the cloakroom. Do not bring umbrellas into the museum, please leave store them in the cloakroom. Do not bring folding seats or any other type of transportable seatinginside the galleriesbefore you obtain permission from the museum security. Animals or pets are not allowed to enter the museum. Musical instruments are not allowed inside the museum. Do not bring any advertising banners or carry placards or signs inside the museum unless you obtain approval from the concerned authorities.

Families with Children

Children must be accompanied by an adult inside the museum at all times. For the safety of your children and the exhibits, please ensure that children do not run, play, or bump into exhibits or visitors.

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