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Egyptian Museum open on Fridays?

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Egyptian Museum open on Fridays?

I'm planning on spending 5 days in Cairo in May, and my travel agent has booked a tour of the museum on Friday, May 13th.

I've read in some previous posts that due to demonstrations after afternoon prayers in Tahrir Square on Fridays that the museum isn't open.

Can anyone confirm this? Is it closed for the entire day on Fridays, or is it open in the mornings?

Is Tahrir Square even safe to be around on Fridays?

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Egyptian Museum open on Fridays?

last i heard was that its closed for now. i dont think anyone even know when will it reopen.

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2. Re: Egyptian Museum open on Fridays?

At the moment, it is open on Fridays but closes at 2pm.

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3. Re: Egyptian Museum open on Fridays?

Thanks!

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4. Re: Egyptian Museum open on Fridays?

Went to the Egyptian Museum a couple of week ago on a Friday morning. Was open and very quiet

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5. Re: Egyptian Museum open on Fridays?

Thanks! That's reassuring indeed!

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6. Re: Egyptian Museum open on Fridays?

I was there yesterday. 60LE. It was open at 9am but I don't know what time it closed. You can leave for a break and return on the same ticket. It was much quieter than usual, and I have to say looked a little neglected. But, of couyrse still worth a visit. Best wishes

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7. Re: Egyptian Museum open on Fridays?

Try not to be around the square at Friday noon (especially after Friday prayer), unless you want to get swirled into crowd and demonstrators. Visiting in the morning and out by noon (maybe for a lunch break), and come back after a couple of hours is a good plan.

Enjoy! x

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8. Re: Egyptian Museum open on Fridays?

We visited the Museum last Friday (22nd April) and it closed about 1.00pm.

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9. Re: Egyptian Museum open on Fridays?

Latest update from today states that Friday opening hours are now 9am-4pm.

Please see attached article from Ahram News:

…ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/10876/Heritag…

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10. Re: Egyptian Museum open on Fridays?

Fabulous! Thanks so much!