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Alexandria National Museum

Address: 110 El Horreya Rd. Raml Station, Alexandria, Egypt
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Ranked #10 of 59 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: More than 1800 archaeological pieces are exhibited chronologically from one floor to the next: the...
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Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: More than 1800 archaeological pieces are exhibited chronologically from one floor to the next: the basement is devoted to Prehistoric and Pharonic times; first floor to the Graeco-Roman period; second floor to the Coptic and Islamic era that highlights artifacts raised during recent underwater excavations.

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Brisbane, Australia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
36 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This museum is very well laid out and some excellent antiquities and exhibitions. Not too crowded and very easy to get around. Well worth an hour or two if in Alexandria.

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Padua, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Worth a look if you want to see artifacts of which they are in abundance here. The museum is in a nice old house , an hour here should do it to see everything .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We found this museum to be extremely crowded, not well lit in places, hot, and NOT air conditioned. I was told that the lack of A/C was to help preserve the artifacts. And there are a LOT of them, as expected. After all, this is Egypt, the source of most other country's museum collections. The gold mask of Tutenkhamen (I... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A small, very small museum, still reflecting properly the diversity of Egyptian history from pharaonic times thousand year back, to Greco/ Ptolemaic and Roman times followed by Arab/ Islamic presence. The museum need some better maintain e to keep the wealth there fully intact.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I didn't have much expectations to see all these periods of Egypt's history (Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic , Islamic, modern) in this small space. It's really a must visit if you are in Alexandria. Plus the tickets are cheap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Really Worth a visit, contains a lot of islamic, coptic, phatonic, Romanian statues and paintings .. etc

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The National Museum, located in Alexandria, is Egypt's smallest museum, located in what was originally a private house built by a wealthy timber merchant, before it was sold to the U.S. government, serving as their consulate in Egypt. The building is of Italianate design and impressive as a stand alone. The museum is spread over the three levels of the... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There are three floors to the museum and you can spend 30 minutes or 3 hours taking it all in. so beautiful

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Mount Tamborine, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This museum is worth a visit however it is not as grand as the one in Cairo of course. There isn't a lot to do at Alexandria so once you have been there you may not go back. It is of course the gateway to see Alamein war cemetry and museum.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Especially enjoyed seeing the treasures found underwater! There are three floors to the museum and you can spend 30 minutes or 3 hours taking it all in.

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