Nubian Museum

Nubian Museum, Aswan: Hours, Address, Nubian Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Nubian Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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This museum traces the history from the earliest settlements to present day of Nubia, the region defined as the area between Aswan in Egypt and Khartoum in the Sudan.
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Hazem A
1 contribution
Very good place
Nov 2020 • Family
Very good place, I learned a lot about Nubian history
People there are nice and very welcoming and I bought some good stuff
Written April 24, 2021
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fsu23phd
Greenville, NC193 contributions
Good for a few hours, interesting and I learned
Dec 2020
This museum was right next to our hotel, so we spent about 2 hours there after our Abu Simbal tour was over. It is easy to walk, and contains relics from 6000+ years ago right up to the modern day. When we went, December 2020, the garden area was closed because demand was low. It wasn't busy, and they had it set up so you have to go one way (to prevent COVID from spreading). I'd recommend it for a couple of hours.
Written January 19, 2021
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Sherine Adel
9 contributions
Must visit nubian museum
Jan 2021 • Friends
Highly recommended museum for Nubian history and culture. It’s newly renovated with amazing artefacts, statues and monuments.
Written January 12, 2021
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Salma ElHoshee
Cairo, Egypt9 contributions
A rich experience at an amazing museum
Dec 2020 • Family
The museum is very well organized and it has precious monuments from different historical eras. The 3D model of the Nile River at the entrance is amazing.
Written December 31, 2020
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DEK_29
Brisbane, Australia1,087 contributions
Revisit a nice little museum
Jan 2020
The Nubian Museum is situated across the road from the Basma Hotel and the Cataract Hotel. Once past the security checkpoint, the entrance to the museum and the surrounds are a lovely peaceful garden. One of the features of the gardens is a winding water course which appears to be unfinished. Numerous stelae and bits of ancient walls can be found in the gardens along with some lovely trees and shrubbery from the area. The entrance features a small alter that has baboons symbolizing Thoth the god of wisdom and writing. The pictorial history of the expedition to save Nubian monuments is one of the highlights of this museum. The museum features large dioramas that depict Nubian life through the ages, Nubian and Egyptian statuary detailing comparisons, mummies and some fine examples of Christian and early Islamic handicrafts.

This was my second visit to this museum (first time in 2010) and there were more people visiting which did make it difficult at times to view some of the exhibits. The museum itself is a modern, well air-conditioned building with many interesting exhibits. A highlight of this visit was that I got into a conversation with a Coptic priest while viewing the Christian artworks. He even asked me about the bush fires occurring in Australia after he asked where I was from.
Written December 18, 2020
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Wanderer0213
Port Orchard, WA601 contributions
You will be very disappointed if you don't stop at this Museum!
Mar 2020
I know I keep mentioning a "must stop" so many locations are, you need so much time to Explore Egypt! But this museum is really nice, so many artifacts, just amazing! Really well laid out and easy access for anybody to get around. Air conditioned and very clean restrooms.
Written April 1, 2020
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shapgo
Hartsdale, NY1,039 contributions
Beautiful Museum
Feb 2020
An outstanding presentation of the Nubian History. It takes you from the ancient history to the Pharaonic, Coptic and Islamic periods. The final displays of Nubian life are spectacular.
Written March 29, 2020
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Gary Turer
Chappaqua, NY51 contributions
A well laid out museum
Feb 2020
I enjoyed this relative small museum. It had an excellent airy layout, with good explanations of the displays. From the outside it was very architecturally interesting. It is in an excellent location and is close to the Aswan Cataract Sofitel. We had a private guided tour that our company provided, and I found that having a guide afforded us an excellent way to view this lovely museum efficiently.
Written March 23, 2020
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diaa Sakr
Cairo, Egypt68 contributions
A lot to know about ancient Egypt
Mar 2020
The museum allows you to go through all ancient Egypt history covering the Nubian, Pharaonic, coptic, Islamic eras.
It is only a 5 minutes walk from Old Cataract hotel .
It is really worth a visit.
Written March 21, 2020
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Donald B
Brisbane, Australia121 contributions
Nubian history and delights
Mar 2020
A very good museum providing a great insight into Nubian history and life. Very well presented displays.
Written March 18, 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sun - Sat 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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