Location: 15 Mariette Pasha St., Tahrir Sq, Downtown, Cairo (Opposite to Sadat Metro Station)
Tel: +202-25782448, 25796948- +2-01121520515
Opening Hours: Daily: 9 AM-5 PM
Opening Sun and Thurs from 6 PM-9 PM
Egyptian: EGP 20
Egyptian Student: EGP 5
Foreign: EGP 160
Foreign Student: EGP 80
Evening tickets: Egyptian: EGP 30
Egyptian Student: EGP 15
Foreign: EGP 220
Foreign Student: EGP 110
Notes: Special tickets for photography allowance: EGP 50
The Egyptian Museum was built in 1902 and hereby the building itself is now considered an antiquity. It is located in the heart of the capital city, Cairo, overlooking the Tahrir square.
The museum displays more than 120,000 artifacts, all sorts of ancient Egyptian antiquities including: mummies, sculpture, papyri, jewelry, etc. It also enshrines the relics of its founder, Gasten Maspero, who died in 1916, to commemorate his memory and devotion to the Egyptian antiquities. In front of the main entrance lies a small artificial lake, with the most revered plants to the ancient Egyptians; papyrus and lotus. In the garden, there are colossal remains of statues and obelisks.