National Geographic Society Museum

National Geographic Society Museum, Cairo: Address, Phone Number, National Geographic Society Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

National Geographic Society Museum

National Geographic Society Museum
4.5
Libraries • History Museums
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This complex comprises an ethnographic museum, debating chamber and a small historical library.
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  • Saad Zaghloul • 6 min walk

4.5
18 reviews
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Douglas K
Madison, WI166 contributions
Most reviewers have no idea where they are.
Feb 2019 • Couples
Most of the reviews of this museum are by people who were visiting the Egyptian Museum. King Tut - Egyptian Museum. Mummies- Egyptian Museum. Most of the photos are of The Egyptian Museum. Photo of the hours and prices for the Egyptian Museum, you guessed it, The Egyptian Museum, not the National Geographic Museum.

How can so many people be so clueless? This is very sad.
Written February 20, 2019
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Tinahoubc
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia161 contributions
3 hours of Fun!
Feb 2019 • Friends
We spent hours wandering the museum. There were lots to look at; however, the museum wasn’t very well organized. Most of the artifacts and displays did not have explanations which is a shame. The King Tut display is amazing, as well as the mummies.
Written February 9, 2019
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Antony S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates102 contributions
Diversity of Egypt
Feb 2018 • Family
Place officer wide diversity of Egypt culture and nature,located on the capital center.We can reach there with taxi or scheduled buses.
Written January 21, 2019
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inezdeligt
Utrecht, The Netherlands69 contributions
Never a dull moment
Dec 2018 • Family
This museum will remind you of; A night a the museum and you will secretly hope to be locked in and live that night. Never a dull moment here among mummies and the rest of the great collection.
Written December 24, 2018
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Christopher K
Leland, NC153 contributions
Always Brilliant
Aug 2018 • Couples
One of our favorite stops as the museum puts together some best exhibits. Today the exhibits included the Tomb of Christ and another on the Titanic. NatGeo’s use of 3D, Virtual Reality and other multimedia tools puts you onsite during the Tomb’s restoration like no one else can do it. Both exhibits were informative, thought provoking and moving. Well, well done!
Written August 26, 2018
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soriol
Long Hanborough, UK33 contributions
Lots to see but badly kept
Jun 2018 • Couples
Do check opening times on their website as Thursdays and Sundays have slightly different opening hours. Something that it isn’t mentioned anywhere is that evening entrance tickets are more expensive than day tickets (or that is what made us believe) as we got charged 180EGP instead of 120EGP. They will also ask you further money for a ‘photo pass’, my advice is NOT to buy one- we saw lots of people without one taking photos and no one said anything. So even before getting into the museum itself I felt I had been scammed and started the visit upset.
The collection of pieces is absolutely huge and if you really want to see everything get ready to spend many hours looking around, however, it felt a bit disorganised, badly kept and with poor light. Most of the sculptures and stones are at everybody’s reach (and therefore very vulnerable to damage) and many pieces haven’t got an explanation, date or reference.
Also, when we left the building we saw on the exit corridor many pieces on the side of the building open to the elements. I just couldn’t believe a museum would treat something so precious in that way.

Written June 25, 2018
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Bob K
Erbil, Iraq31 contributions
Must see!
May 2018 • Solo
This was my first visit to Egypt, and so the museum was a must. The entry fee was 120 LE about $7 USD. As many have suggested, get a tour guide. I hired a guide from near the ticket booths. I was concerned that he would not be very knowledgeable. But in fact this older gentilman, Dr. Abdul, was quite satisfactory. I hired him for an hour, he answered my questions and I enjoyed his company. I also agree that for the most part, the exhibits are poorly marked. After my hour with the Dr. I strolled around the museum for another hour and a half. I really enjoy museums, and wanted to see everything. As for the opening of the new museum. I went by the construction site and it is far from finished. My guide said no one knows when it will be ready. You must pay extra to take photos or visit the mummy room 50 LE and 100 LE respectively.
Written May 19, 2018
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Canadian
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand18 contributions
Good but take a guide.
Feb 2018 • Friends
Amazing pieces on display but hardly any information. There is so much to see it can be dizzying, I would highly suggest a guide.
Down fall is that a lot of the artifacts aren't contained and everyone touches them, feel like this is ruining the integrity of the items.
Mummy exhibit is worth it. As is paying to take in a camera.
Written February 3, 2018
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NickAu
Melbourne, Australia231 contributions
Nice visit
Oct 2016 • Friends
Nice museum!

It might be the Egyptian standard to maintain in such standards.

Be aware of the tour guides near the entrance! They took the tourists for granted and arguing with you for business.

We have visited today as a family of four. There was a older guide with heavy local accent to speak English; we decided for the other guide which we could understand him better: argument started with us and the guides, the older guide told us we had to utilise his service, there are no rules and regulations here. The government staff are sitting there doing nothing anyway.

Just a reminder to be careful when visit this place!
Written October 7, 2016
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Marija F
394 contributions
Amazing history
Jun 2015 • Friends
We went there in June 2012. Around the complex we found the cordon of army, a museum and access was furter secured with barbed wire, because of the political situation in the country.
We got headphones on where we could hear the guide and clearly we made clear that photography was strictly prohibited inside the museum.
On the top of the museum is the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamon content, which has thousands of items. The room in which is located the famous mask of Pharaoh is closely guarded and also the only air conditioned.
Written December 17, 2015
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