National Museum of Egyptian Civilization(NMEC)

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization(NMEC)


The NMEC is the first of its kind in Egypt and the Arab world. It presents the full range of the richness and diversity of Egyptian civilization throughout the ages, from prehistoric times to the present day by focusing on its continuity and stability as demonstrated by its tangible and intangible heritage. The museum’s exceptional collection includes the royal mummies, which are exhibited in a new interactive display using 21st century cutting-edge technology to go beneath the wrappings and reveal their secrets, in addition to shedding light on the rituals and religious beliefs surrounding mummification in ancient Egypt.










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Opening Hours


FOREIGNERS: adults: 500 EGP/ students: 250 EGP EGYPTIANS: adults: 80 EGP/ students: 40 EGP Audio tour: 30 EGP Free entrance for children under 6 years

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Visit Hours

Museum Hours every day: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (ticket window closes at 4:00 pm) Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (ticket window closes at 4:00 pm) Evening Hours: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (ticket window closes at 8:00 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


 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 tripods or monopods except for permitted commercial use PHOTOGRAPHER : - EGYPTIANS & ARABAS: 20 EGP FOREIGNER:50 EGP CAMERA HOLDER :- EGYPTIANS & ARABAS: EGP. 10 FOREIGNER: EGP 20


 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.

General Policies

 Please follow the signs and the instruction strictly to enjoy your visit to the museum. It is also advised to follow the designed path of the museum visit  Weapons of all kinds are strictly prohibited, as well as flammables, or any other object that could jeopardize the safety of others or could be considered as a threat to national security.  Smoking is strictly prohibited at the museum.  Animals or pets are strictly forbidden to enter the museum.  Food and beverages of all kinds are prohibited at the museum.  It is prohibited to enter large size bags or travel bags, as they must be deposited in the designated location at the museum.  You must wear an appropriate attire to enter the museum as it is an educational and cultural institution.  It is prohibited to touch, lean on, write on or cross the security barriers; a safe distance between the visitor and the displayed piece must be maintained at all times.  Visitors shall not throw waste or garbage on floors, run, or play in the museum halls, sleep on benches, or take off their shoes.  Visitors shall not talk loudly or disturb others and it is preferred to close the mobile phones or put them on silent mode.  Visitors shall not leave children alone and unwatched.  Visitors shall not keep their personal belongings unintended. The museum is not responsible for the loss or damage of any personal properties.  Visitors are permitted to take photographs at the museum only after paying the prescribed fees, but it is prohibited to use the flash, video camera or stands/tripods, exceptions may occur upon the permission of the museum authorities. Visitor shall refrain from photographing in the unauthorized halls in all cases.  The museum's security has the right to stop and question anyone who violates the previous regulations or even prohibit him/her from entering the museum. Additionally, any person who is considered a threat to the museum and its archaeological pieces will be prohibited from entering the museum.


BY CAR: You can take the Giza road and go up the Abbas Bridge heading to El-Malek El-Saleh private cars:20EGP coaster:30EGP buses:40EGP By subway: The nearest station (El Malek El Saleh Station By taxi: Indicate the direction of El Malek El Saleh (Museum of Egyptian Civilization


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.

Ramadan Visit Hours

9:00 am – 4:00 pm (ticket window closes at 3:00 pm)

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