National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is located in Fustat, the first Egyptian capital after the Arab Islamic conquest, so it was a logical choice for the museum site, as the area is located at the crossroads of Egyptian history, and it includes many Coptic churches and monasteries, the Coptic Museum, the Ibn Ezra Temple, and the first mosque in Egypt, the Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque. The Citadel of Saladin can also be seen from the museum's outdoor spaces, designed to emphasize the unique location overlooking Lake Ain El-Sira, the last natural lake in Cairo.
The museum partially opened in 2021, and will display a collection of 50.000 artifacts, presenting Egyptian Civilization from prehistoric times to the present day.
The permanent collection is divided into two separate regions, one chronological the other thematic. the chronological area will be the following archaic: Archaic, pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic, Medieval, Islamic, modern and contemporary. The thematic areas will be the following: Down of Civilization, the Nile, writing, state and Society, Material culture, Beliefs and thinking and the gallery of royal mummies.
Meeting-point at the entrance of the museum at 10 am.
The museum impresses with a modern, spacious complex, the current highlight of which is certainly the royal mummies, which can be visited in the basement. Then on the ground floor you can follow Egyptian history in many ways – our guide will explain it.
Back in the present, our cars will take you to the felucca pier in Maadi, where a meal awaits you during a relaxing sailboat trip.
Strengthen yourself and review the impressions.
Then transfer back to the museum – or you can end the tour also in Maadi.
Transportation Museum – Felucca and back, Felucca ride, 1 meal, Guide
Entrance fees, Tips, transportation to the meeting-point
Tips, Transportation to the meeting point