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Hurghada museum-A piece of the history of Egypt in the Red sea

Hurghada museum entrance

Explore ancient Egypt in the Red Sea and visit the Hurghada museum. It is a place where all history lovers need to visit.

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Hurghada museum opened in 2020, it is the first antique museum in the Red Sea area.

The exhibition at the museum takes you through the rich history of Egypt from Ancient Egypt until the Modern era 1950s.

The museum has about 2000 artifacts, from pottery to mummy and jewelry which once belonged to Muhammed Ali Dynasty.

The exhibition has been shared to five different time periods, which are:

  • Ancient Egypt 3150 B.C – 332 B.C
  • Greco-Roman 332 B.C – A.D 641
  • Coptic period from 3rd. until 7th. century
  • Islamic period 639 – 1174
  • Modern Egypt 1805 – 1953

Because Egypt is mostly known for pyramids and ancient miracles, it is brilliant to see and explore the rich history of Egypt from other eras as well.

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Inside Hurghada museum.

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How to get to the Hurghada Museum?

The museum is located next to Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel, at the end of El Mamsha-district, in the area called Mubarak 6 (Google maps).

The easiest way to go to the museum is to take a taxi or order an Uber, Careem, or ABC taxi.

Read more: Uber and Careem in Egypt; How to deal with the taxis in Hurghada and all Egypt; ABC-taxi Hurghada

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Next: Hurghada museum opening hours

Hurghada Museum opening hours

Open daily from 10:00-13:00 (01.00 pm) and from 17:00-23:00 (05.00-11.00 pm).

The museum is closed between 13:00-17:00 (01.00 pm-05.00 pm)

The tickets sale ends one hour before closing.

From where can I buy tickets to the Hurghada museum?

You can purchase the tickets beforehand online or straight from the museum.

I recommend you buy the tickets from the museum since the prices are cheaper then.

You can pay with cash or a card. If you pay with a credit card, you will be charged in the first building right after you enter the museum area.

Cash payments will be charged later just before entering the museum.

Next: Entrance fees to Hurghada Museum

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Hurghada museum entrance. Cash payment happening here.

Entrance fees to Hurghada Museum

Ticket prices to Hurghada museum, when the tickets are bought from the museum (2/2022). Notice that the price may change.

Ticket prices for foreigners (a passport may be required):

  • Adults over 12-years old 200 Egyptian pounds
  • Children from 6-12-years old 100 Egyptian pounds
  • Children under 6-years old free of charge
  • Students -50% (student ID required)

Egyptians/Arabs (ID-card required):

  • Adults over 12-years old 80 Egyptian pounds
  • Children from 6-12-years old 40 Egyptian pounds
  • Children under 6-years old free of charge
  • Students -50% (student ID required)

To buy online tickets visit: https://hurghadamuseum.com/tickets/

Next: The museum facilities

Hurghada museum facilities

The museum is located on the first floor of the museum building. First, you come inside from the main gate through the reception building (picture below).

To get to the museum you will walk a bit and pass among other things commercial- and outdoor areas.

When I visited the museum the outdoor area wasn’t totally finished, but it looked like there is going to be a play area for kids and a Roman theatre. The kids are should be open in the daytime.

The commercial area is covered with shops for clothing, souvenirs, and so on. The prices are fixed, but most likely a bit higher because of the location.


Next: Inside the museum

Inside the museum

The building has two floors, the ground floor, and the first floor. The museum is located on the first floor. There is an elevator next to the entrance.

The museum is not very big, so it doesn’t take hours to explore the exhibition. Also, the lack of proper signs and guidance makes you take a tour a bit faster. Some of the artifacts had signs some didn’t.

But all in all the exhibition was very interesting. I liked to see the history of Egypt from the other aspects as well. For example, the jewelry and stories about Mohammed Alis-dynasty made me want to explore this time period more.

Is Hurghada museum wheelchair-friendly?

I visited the museum with quite big strollers and I didn’t have any problems with them. It looks like the museum is one of the rare places in Hurghada, which have been designed to be accessible. I didn’t see the toilets area, so I can’t say it’s 100% accessible.

More information:

https://egymonuments.gov.eg/museums/hurghada-museum/

Official website

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