I regret that I must disagree with the positive reviews of this museum as much as I regret undertaking the 4 hour journey.
Entry is only LE25 plus LE10 to use a camera inside (I paid but there was nothing worth photographing).
The recorded explanation of the ‘back and forth’ of 1941-1942 on the giant sandtable had such a bad sound system that it was unintelligible.
The museum is a small collection of uniformed dummies and a handful of light weapons, with a few photographs and small plastic models.
There is no attempt made to explain that there were two battles at El Alamein in 1942, July and October/November. There is no attempt to explain what happened during the course of the main battle, which covered a period of 12 days.
Outside are several artillery pieces and four wrecked tanks (no German tanks). Two of the artillery pieces are British 17 pounder anti-tank guns, which were not in production until 1943, well after the battle.
There are no aircraft dsplayed, just the engine of what is probably a spitfire.
The inadequacy of the museum in explaining the sacrifice of those who died is an insult to the men from many nations who fought and fell in the battle.
Instead of making the long drive, look at Wikipedia, unless you wish to pay homage to those interred in the cemeteries (in the Commonwealth cemetery the Aussies are at the back right hand side).
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