Imhotep Museum
Imhotep Museum
4.5
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Top ways to experience Imhotep Museum and nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles77 reviews
Excellent
41
Very good
26
Average
9
Poor
1
Terrible
0

Gail Goldman
Hartsdale, NY1,087 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a great place to start your tour of the Sakkara area. The museum houses the oldest complete Royal Mummy from 2292 BCE. Displayed are many tools, vases and figurines. Some are unique and not in the Egyptian Museum.
Written March 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

robbiefitz
Las Vegas, NV649 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Not usually a museum kind of guy, but the museums in Egypt are amazing.I went to every museum that I could. They all have different items to look at and they are uncovering new items all of the time at different dig sites. So yes, go to the museums!
Written April 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cameron D
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Solo
For such a small museum this place certainly has a wealth of artefacts including many pieces the current Egyptian museum doesn't have on display.

My guide took me on a whirlwind trip of this place - I would have easily spent 2 hours there but alas this day of travel taking in many sights limited how much time I could spend in here. I would expect that the normal person would only need 45 minutes to an hour to visit and look at everything.

Unless you are looking extremely closely the mummies, no matter where they are, all look the same. This was the first mummy I had seen and quite a macabre experience.

There are examples of wooden Egyptian objects, bowls, sandals and all sorts of objects of ancient Egyptian life. There are also examples of stone arches, wooden effigies and bronze tools.

Do watch the video beforehand in the building next door - it doesn't cost you anymore. It helps situate the importance of this place (Saqqara) in Egyptian history.

You CANT take photos inside the museum.
Written April 26, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Faysordinarylife
Emirate of Ajman, United Arab Emirates69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
It a very neat and well organised museum. There is almost no crowd so everything can be seen in peace. They kept a mummy too and the sight of it gave us goosebumps. The outer area and washrooms are neat and clean.
Written December 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Windowseatview
London, UK387 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
This is a concise and well curated, again foreign funded (French), collection of pieces relating to the site at Saqqara. Sadly you will not see many photographs of what's in it because, somewhat eccentrically at a time when Egypt's standing is low when it comes to safety and trustworthiness in greater matters of security, they aggressively and rudely police your visit like the KGB to prevent any photography. They don't offer you a guide book or a selection of post cards to mitigate this restriction, just rudeness, but they will expect you to pay for using the toilets. Photographs are ambassadors, they promote interest and secure further visitors (through sites like Tripadvisor), particularly for the more obscure sites. Egypt has a profoundly schizophrenic attitude to photography, you can do it in the Egyptian Museum and the Nubian Museum, but you can't elsewhere, there's no consistency. Perhaps, given ever dropping visitor numbers, someone from the Council of Antiquities and the Ministry of Tourism might travel abroad incognito to learn how to manage tourism in the modern world rather than having foreigners come in to build new facilities the local staff can't manage properly. It is perhaps time that Egypt examined the quality of experience for those who actually do still visit and try to make it inviting and welcoming. Maybe they are a major part of their own image problem?
Written June 2, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ATravelDreamer
Dubai, United Arab Emirates467 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
I went to see the egyptian museum right after visiting Imhotep museum. its quiet new and all things are laid perfectly as a normal museum demands unless like a chaos in cairo museum. This one worth a visit, less crowded
Written August 10, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SuzanH
MN263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The presentation of the exhibits are beautiful, the content is excellent and it is COOL. I was there shortly after it had opened and they didn't have a book of the museum contentss to buy. Hope they have now or will have soon. Some of my best pictures in Egypt were taken in this museum. Worth a good hour. Also, some of the tombs that are open at Saqqara (that very few people know about or see) are incredible. Also, walk around to the back of the step pyramid and on a good day, you can get an excellent picture of all three Giza pyramids in the distance.
Written October 2, 2009
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dan P
Sacramento, CA247 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This museum has some great pieces and some mummies. A must see if you are in the area. Close by to Saqqara.
Written December 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

sharhua
Singapore, Singapore175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
There was almost nobody when we visited the museum in the afternoon, which is a shame because this museum is full of gems. Yes, the Cairo museum downtown has a wealth of exhibits but the exhibits in the Imhotep museum were also fascinating in their own right. We spent about half an hour here as the museum was rather small.
Written November 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

cwfan
brasschaat, belgium207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
First time back in Saqqara after several years. What a surprise: the Horemheb museum. Very neat, very well presented objects all found localy. Quality of the items unsurpassed,not even in the main museum in Cairo. Must be recommended. Small museum, but a real gem.
Written August 17, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 52
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Imhotep Museum - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All things to do in Saqqara
Day Trips in Saqqara
RestaurantsFlightsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars