Alexandria National Museum

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Alexandria National Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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More than 1800 archaeological pieces are exhibited chronologically from one floor to the next: the basement is devoted to Prehistoric and Pharonic times; first floor to the Graeco-Roman period; second floor to the Coptic and Islamic era that highlights artifacts raised during recent underwater excavations.
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Egyptiantravellers
Cairo55 contributions
A don’t miss visit
Jun 2021 • Solo
Accessible easy to reach place with an amazing display and good choice of rare artifacts. Reached there by uber. Ticket was 20LE
Written June 4, 2021
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Sully
Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
A historical figure ❤
Jul 2020 • Family
This museum as much as simple but have alot if mixed cultures and civilisations had lived in Alexandria through the centuries. Big advice for everyone who comes or willing to visit Alexandria ot keep it in mind this place.🤩👍👌
Written July 10, 2020
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Wanderer0213
Port Orchard, WA601 contributions
Wonderful smaller Museum
Mar 2020
The Alexandria National Museum was once a mansion, now it's filled with historic treasures. I believe there are four levels to see, so much history you can spend a easy two hours exploring and reading.
Written April 1, 2020
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Judith M
Washington DC, DC40 contributions
Excellent Pharaonic, Greek and Roman collections
Mar 2020
Not to be missed. The lower level has a wonderful Pharaonic collection that is beautifully presented with some of the best lighting I have seen. Graeco-Roman collection on the ground floor is quite good as well. Upper floor presentation covering Islamic and Ottoman was okay but got better sense of the Ottoman period by visiting the Ottoman mansions in Rashid.
Written March 22, 2020
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MILOUW
New York City, NY1,168 contributions
Small but interesting museum
Jan 2020
Located in an old turn of the XXth century mansion, this museum includes antiquities and decorative arts objects.
Not surprisingly the highlight is the Egyptian antiquities section which contains some beautiful pieces.
On the other hand the section that includes antiques recently recovered from the sea is rather disappointing
Written February 1, 2020
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RodHarris
Melbourne, Australia30 contributions
Small but engaging
Jan 2020 • Couples
We walked to this small out of the way museum housed in a former grand residence of Alexandria. The walk itself was engaging and interesting as we made our way through the backstreets. On arrival, the museum presents as a magnificent old home.
Inside, a wonderful collection through the history of Alexandria is presented with English descriptions. The grounds are equally interesting with marbles and sarcophagus. This is a must see.
Written January 18, 2020
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John K
Perth, Australia252 contributions
Very good !
Oct 2019
Fascinating collection of ancient pieces. Really is worth a visit and a good two hour stay if you are with a good tour guide as we were. Hassan from Bunniks really brought this museums displays to life for us. Very memorable.
Written January 15, 2020
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Sohini B
Mumbai, India19 contributions
Average Museum
Dec 2019 • Couples
Given that Alexandria was our last stop in our Egypt tour and we had already spent a lot of time at the Cairo Museum and in Luxor, we did not find the Alexandria Museum to be overly informative above and beyond what we already knew, except for the greco-roman era info. If someone has already visited the other cities in Egypt and the museums there, they can give this one a pass. Overall, the museum was well maintained though, but the pricing for foreigners (100 EGP) was a bit steep in comparison to what it had to offer.
Written December 25, 2019
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Sibel T
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates69 contributions
Good start
Dec 2019
Nice museum in an old villa with a good overview of the history of Alexandria. Good start to discover the town
Written December 8, 2019
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Ruth D
Toronto48 contributions
Terrific jewel of a museum
Oct 2019
This museum is small enough for your husband or boyfriend to go along and not get cranky. It's a summary of Egyptian history, easily understood, well-curated, and comprehensive without being pedantic. Highly recommended as an appetizer for ancient history.
Written November 4, 2019
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