The_Style_PA's Qype reviews
Al Tahrir, Kairo, Cairo, Al Qahirah, Ägypten, Cairo
The_Style_PA wrote on 24 January 2012
The museum seemed almost like an exhibit in itself. It’s dusty and old just like the things inside it. We saw as much as we could but there’s a lot there and you might find that things get a bit repetitive.I was surprised by how many wood statues had survived and in such great condition though. I couldn’t help feeling though that many of the statues lacked the context of the original setting, some of them would have so much more impact if they were at their original temples.
The mummies exhibitions are an extra fee, almost twice the actual entry price so we didn’t bother doing it. A shame that it costs so much.
We visited Cairo when there was a lot of protesting going on in Tahrir Square and it’s worth mentioning that the museum is very close to that area. It had to be closed twice while we were staying in Cairo.