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“Small but informative”

Sudan National Museum
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Khartoum
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Few people know that the Sudanese and the Egyptian histories are quite interweaved. The Sudan National Museum gives you a good introduction into the cultures along the Nile (much better than the Egyptian Museum in Cairo in my opinion).
When you enter the premises you will find a few temples that have been rescued from the Lake Nasser construction. You can wander inside and find the right level of information posted outside each of the temples.
In the museum there are basically three rooms:
- Upon entry to the right there are changing exhibitions. When I was there the topic was the Nile dam.
- Straight up there is the main room with all kinds of artefacts that you would expect from Egypt, including a sarcophagy.
- The upstairs room was housing an exhibition on Christian and Muslim art when I visited. You wouldn't expect that, would you?

So all in all the museum might not be very large but it's nice way to spend a hot afternoon.

PS: There is a little bar in the garden, too, where you can buy ice cold (non-alcoholic) drinks.

1  Thank Carola B
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

You might not expect a interesting museum with a such a diversity in the otherwise quite non-touristy Khartoum. It is not fabulous in any way but actually managed to depict Sudans early history very well. Be prepared that it is very hot there though as the A/C don't to seem to work anymore.

Take the chance afterwards to walk over the street to the small local cafes along the Nile. Not any fancy cafes but quite a nice place to sit and watch the Blue Nile float by while having some ice cream and juice.

1  Thank Mygel
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

all statues and objects are being set according to chronological serializing of evens , so it makes you feel like you are inside of a book :)

1  Thank Yassir S
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

The history inside this small museum was amazing to see. The ground floor was full of items from the Pharonic era and upstairs was full of Nubian Christian history that took my breath away!

1  Thank Cathy H
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Sudan has far more history than it is commonly given credit for; the national museum has many treasures crammed in, with variable explanations, plus lots of Christian frescoes. It often hosts musical evenings. Sit and have tea with the tea ladies in the garden outside.

2  Thank BigMamma35
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