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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.
Assuan, Sheyakhah Oula, Qism Aswan, Aswan, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well-curated, nicely-designed building with impressive artifacts and high-quality English translations for foreign visitors. Museum is organized chronologically, which I found effective and interesting. Moreover, the staff was incredibly kind and helpful. I suffered a severe nosebleed inside the museum. When my girlfriend ran to get...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to visit.. The musem have a huge garden and inside will see the human Egyptian culture (nubian).. Was good trip

Date of experience: August 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With a visit if you are interested in the history of the Nubian culture. There are some nice artefacts and statues. The museum has a garden. Didn't visit as it was 48 Celsius in the shade. The ticket price is fairly high.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank yetillaa
Reviewed August 7, 2019

This is an excellent museum which gives a very thorough logical history of Egypt and the Nubian civilisation. Definitely worth visiting and easy to walk to from the main part of town (across the road from the Cataract Hotel).

Date of experience: July 2019
Reviewed August 4, 2019

What I liked: - The building and the surrounding courtyards and gardens are absolutely stunning. - The collections are incredible, with MILENNIA old artifacts and helpful explanatory texts. - Lots of information about more recent local history, which helped us get more out of our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2019

It's a small, but very interesting museum. Entry fee was 140 EGP and it is open in the evening, which is when I went. There were a few school groups, but it was generally quiet. The entrance is up the hill and it's about a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Nubia was home to the gold mines which supplied Ancient Egypt. Nubia was mummifying bodies and accompanying them with supplies for the afterlife 4000 years ago. Learn these and other important facts at the Nubian Museum.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank skyflores
Reviewed June 29, 2019

A very well laid out and interesting museum, located just down the hill from the Basma Hotel. Not usually included in the average Nile Cruise itinary but is easy find and well worth the effort. Best to time to go is when it opens in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank David D
Reviewed May 26, 2019

It’s great idea to make a Nubian museum as they have a different history and civilization from the ancient Egyptians and it was great to know about it. The museum is great and has many monuments for the nubian civilization along many decades till now...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019

We read that this was a "small" museum and compared to many that is true but we still spent 3 hours devouring the fascinating history of Nubian history.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from CFEIII | Reviewed this property |
To take pictures, yes, you need a separate ticket. The museum is small, but has some interesting items. The ruins are pretty neat, including a stairs down to a boat access on the river (not really a dock almost like a... More