Isis 2 Papyrus Museum
Isis 2 Papyrus Museum
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR5,026 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
My wife and I visited the papyrus shop on a two week tour of Egypt this past December. Our group had toured the Valley of the Kings earlier in the day and our guide stopped in here before returning to our boat on the Nile. It was interesting to see the demonstration on how papyrus is made. We bought a piece of papyrus and had them to print the names of our three grandsons in hieroglyphics. The price for the item was reasonable.
Written November 22, 2023
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andycoldham
Crawley, UK980 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
A visit to this "Museum " is on the agenda for all of the tours to Luxor. To be fair there is no hard sell here, visitors get an interesting demonstration of how Papyrus is made and once that is over there is of course an opportunity to purchase your own Papyrus paintings. I thought the prices were a little on the high side but it did not stop half of our coach making purchases. I would not recommend going out of your way to visit the venue, but if you are visiting Luxor as part of an organised tour you will visit the place anyway.
Written November 15, 2018
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Kathy C
Alexandria, VA189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
Our guide brought us here to see how papyrus was made, and to buy items in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, if we wanted. I found three pieces I liked, none huge, and the price was very fair. While paying, a gentleman painted a little cartouche for me using my initials. Nice!
Oh sure, it's a "tourist trap" but many of the pieces were nicely done and I'm happy to support this work.
Written August 26, 2018
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berend
San Diego, CA390 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
While on a guided tour stopped at the shop. Presentation of papyrus making interesting. Outside the shop one of the shop's vendors was physically abusive to one of the child street vendors. Not something we're use to seeing.
Written October 17, 2023
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avalon2020
Paris, France3,605 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017
They call it a museum or an institute, but come on people!! It's a tourist trap!! Your guide and driver bring you here because they get compensated.

But, if you want some glittery or glow-in-the-dark papyrus, this is your place!
Written March 13, 2017
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ZZMimi
Los Angeles, CA1,447 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Of course this is a guides recommended place to buy papyrus art and after the demonstration no one forces you to buy anything. However, we did as we wanted a small art piece from Egypt. We bought an Egyptian Calendar with the Zodiacs. They packaged it for us to transport home. When we were ready to have it framed I notice several of the "glitter" on the Zodiacs were missing so that you can not see them. What a waste of money.
Written March 27, 2019
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badrax
Fort Lauderdale, FL1,399 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
This was a very entertaining very informative and non pushy presentation
While other feel pressured this was very kind
Would recommend for those looking to learn
Written October 17, 2019
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Ashley M
Fairfield, CT1,140 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Do NOT purchase here. We paid almost 10x what it would have cost us in Hurghada. Enjoy the show and walk out of there without anything. Guides companies will take 50% of the sale for "referring you" and the guide receives 10% of that 50%, and the store makes their 40% profit with 10% being materials but in order to payout the tour companies they overprice by more than 10x and sell you on a 10% discount! Wish I would've known why the trickery prior will never recommend this shop! While our paper is gorgeous I am not one for overpaying and being taken as a fool. So I am now warning other not to fall in this trap.
Written December 28, 2018
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Mark E
Binghamton, NY37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
We'd sworn we wouldn't buy any souvenirs or art on this trip. This "museum" was on the itinerary. The little demonstration was interesting, but, who's kidding whom, it's a commercial establishment. But, that aside, it's high quality real papyrus and though some of the pieces are garish, most are well painted and some really qualify as art worthy of bringing home. We bought three pieces, two of which are large, which set us back $500 US after considerable negotiation and after our guide, whom we trust, walked us back to the owner and said it was too much, getting a significant further break. Several of our fellow travelers bought. At home, it cost twice the cost of the art to get it framed, but float-framed on acid free dark mats with the right frames and this stuff is stunning! No regrets.
Written March 21, 2018
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Travelandfood
Baiersdorf, Germany8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
During our Luxor guided tour with a very good German speaking guide, we travelled several Temples like that from Karnak and the valley of the kings. The guide made a stop here and said that the artifacts and pictures are hand made and it is real papyrus and not the Banana Leaf stuff you would be sold on the streets.

Entering here you should be clear that this is a shop and the people here want to sell something. It might be authentic, but it's also not a super quality you would find from Art Galleries. It is a - not very cheap - Souvenir. nothing more or less. You can get things personalized and also purchase it without any personalizations.

They said there is nothing printed on it. Well. meanwhile I doubt that there is no print. When we opened the package at home, I realized that the quality is not as it looked like in the shop in Egypt.

We purchased one picture and got a second one given for free. We paid a relatively high price - but hey. Vacation.

Would I purchase here again? Probably not.
But it's good enough to decorate a wall in our home.
Written September 23, 2023
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