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“a very interesting museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Alamain War Museum

El Alamain War Museum
km 105, Alex Matrouh Desert Rd. | El Alamein, El Alamein, Egypt
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“a very interesting museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

a very interesting museum,full of memories of the battle and of the Armies that were fighting 2nd world war in North Africa. It is organized by sector,dedicated the first to Italian Royal Army, the second to German Afrika Korps and the Allied 8th Army.
Provides a lot of hints to the person that studies this historical period and to the fan on 2nd ww militaria

Visited May 2013
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Newport, United Kingdom
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“A History lesson of El Alamein”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The Museum contains so much information of all the troops that took place in the battles here in North Africa.
Also has tanks of all descriptions and weapons used during the war. Gardens well laid out with all the used equipment in.

Visited April 2013
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“Poor museum I'm afraid”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

We did this as an excursion from our cruise ship, and to be honest it is not very good. To be fair the outside exhibits are ok, but inside appears to be trying to cover too much material in a small museum. Either my understanding of history is wrong or the British didn't have as much influence as I thought. The 'commonwealth' section is only about a quarter of the inside display space, there is almost more on Egypt's involvement than on Montgomery and the 8th Army. They try and give you an overview of the key battle when you first go in, but the narrative is very muffled and we were positioned at one end of the diorama they use, so all we saw were flashing lights and a guy pointing a big stick at various places!!

Another major criticism is the English grammar and appalling spelling on the large text pieces, how difficult would it have been to get someone to proof read them?

Visited April 2013
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“Odd place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

While i know that they want to tell a story i just think that they seem to be missing things from the Museum. They seem to be trying to please all people when they should just tell the story.
The fact they have rooms for the Commonwealth, german and Italy is just wrong. Tell the story from start to finish. Make people understand that war is not good.

Visited April 2013
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“Worth a look if you are visiting the local War cemetery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The museum is located a short distance from the Commonwealth cemetery and has both indoor and outdoor exhibits.

The museum is split into 4 halls (Egyptian, Italian, German and British) and each gives an insight into the various equipment used and the history of each nation in the lead up and the battle of El Alamein and the North African campaign in general.

When you first enter the museum there is a large map of the area and the Curators will give you an overview of the major events of the time. This is nteresting and a good tool if you are not totally clued up on events.

When you have finished you visit to the halls, proceed outside to see some of the vehicles used by both sides in the conflict, including the remains of a Spitfire.

The museum also has a gift shop and small cafe, which are not too expensive.

Overall the museum is informative and small enough to get around if time is limited.

Visited March 2013
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