Grand Egyptian Museum Tour

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Welcome to the Grand Egyptian Museum, a treasure trove of ancient Egyptian artifacts and a testament to the rich history and culture of Egypt. As you embark on your Grand Egyptian Museum tour, prepare to be amazed by the awe-inspiring exhibits and gain a profound understanding of Egypt's fascinating past.

One of the highlights of your Grand Egyptian Museum tour will be the opportunity to witness the grandeur of the Statue of Ramesses II. This colossal statue, standing at an impressive height, depicts the mighty pharaoh in all his splendor. As you marvel at this magnificent piece, you'll learn about the significance of Ramesses II in Egyptian history and his enduring legacy.

Another captivating experience on the Grand Egyptian Museum tour awaits you at the Tutankhamun exhibition. Step into the world of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun and discover the remarkable treasures that were buried with him in his tomb. From intricately crafted jewelry to exquisite funerary masks, each artifact tells a story of ancient Egyptian beliefs, customs, and artistic mastery. Our expert Grand Egyptian Museum guides will provide you with exclusive insights into the life and reign of Tutankhamun, shedding light on the mysteries that surrounded his untimely death.

Inside the Grand Egyptian Museum, designed by the renowned architectural firm Heneghan Peng, you'll find a harmonious blend of modernity and tradition. The museum's state-of-the-art facilities and innovative exhibition design will enhance your journey through time, creating a truly immersive experience on your Grand Egyptian Museum tour.

As you explore the museum on the Grand Egyptian Museum tour, you'll also have the opportunity to witness the reconstructed Khufu ship, an ancient vessel that was buried near the Great Pyramid of Giza. Marvel at the intricate details of this ancient vessel and gain a deeper understanding of the technological prowess of the ancient Egyptians.

By choosing Inside Egypt as your luxury tour provider, you'll have access to exclusive events and behind-the-scenes experiences at the Grand Egyptian Museum. Our expert guides will bring the artifacts to life, sharing their extensive knowledge and passion for Egyptology with you on the Grand Egyptian Museum tour. Whether you're a history enthusiast, an art lover, or simply curious about the wonders of ancient Egypt, our Grand Egyptian Museum private tour is tailored to provide you with an unforgettable and personalized experience.

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Grand Egyptian Museum, a remarkable cultural destination that showcases the grandeur of Egypt's ancient civilization. Book your luxury Grand Egyptian Museum private tour with Inside Egypt today and embark on a journey through time that will leave you with a profound appreciation for Egypt's rich heritage.

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When will the Grand Egyptian Museum open?

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The official opening date for Cairo's new Grand Egyptian Museum has not yet been released and it has not been confirmed when the Grand Egyptian Museum will officially open for tourists.
The approximate opening dates of the Grand Egyptian Museum appear in the Egyptian media from time to time. In early May 2023, it was reported that the Grand Egyptian Museum was to be opened in November 2023 or in the first quarter of 2024.
Unfortunately, these are speculations and are without confirmation from the decision-makers in the Egyptian government.
For more information and details of the Grand Egyptian Museum events visit: https://www.visit-gem.com/en
Thanks to this website, you'll be the first to know when the Grand Egyptian Museum officially opens.

We look forward to welcoming you on our Grand Egyptian Museum tour.

Do all your tours include a visit to the Grand Egyptian Museum?

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As the Grand Egyptian Museum is not yet open for tourists, it is not included in our tour packages. In the itineraries of all our luxury Egypt tours, we currently offer our clients a visit to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square in Cairo. This museum still houses the Tutankhamun exhibition with the famous golden mask. As soon as the Grand Egyptian Museum officially opens, we will replace the Egyptian Museum tour with this museum's tour.

However, thanks to our work alongside the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, we are proud to offer a Grand Egyptian Museum private tour with a museum manager as an optional tour. This is only possible during our 14 Days in Egypt Tour. Many of the artifacts at the Grand Egyptian Museum have never been seen by the public, as they were stored in the basement of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. You will see ancient artifacts being cleaned and restored in special conservation labs. Entrance to these rooms is strictly controlled and even many renowned archaeologists aren't permitted.
The fee helps support the construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum. Taking part in this optional trip makes you a contributor to this greatly anticipated Egyptian treasure!

Inside Egypt also offers a tour to the Grand Egyptian Museum, including the Grand Hall, the Grand Staircase, the commercial area, and the exterior gardens. During this hour-long tour you can see: the Hanging Obelisk of King Ramses II, the Grand Hall with Ramses II Colossal Statue, 10 statues of Senusret I, Merenpetah column and Ptolemaic statues.
Our tour of the Grand Egyptian Museum also includes the Grand Staircase Gallery that includes the 72 artifacts telling the story of "The Journey Towards Eternity".
All other interior spaces, including access to the galleries and collections, are restricted until the official opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum.
This is a very interesting visit to a modern museum facility, giving you a taste of what you will get to see inside this facility after its official opening. Don't miss this amazing opportunity! Featured on all tours.

Which exhibits and artifacts will I be able to see there?

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Cairo's new Grand Egyptian Museum is expected to house an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including those from Tutankhamun's tomb. The Grand Egyptian Museum will showcase almost 6,000 artifacts from Tutankhamun's burial site, including the famous golden mask, chariots, thrones, jewelry, and other treasures. It should be emphasized that 2,000 artifacts from the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun will be displayed for the first time which you’ll be able to see during your Grand Egyptian Museum tour These artifacts will be displayed in a dedicated section within the museum.

In addition to the Tutankhamun exhibition, the Grand Egyptian Museum will feature a reconstructed Khufu ship, an obelisk and a colossal statue of the great king Ramses II. The museum will also contain important statues and artifacts belonging to all major kings and rulers from ancient Egypt such as King Khafre, Menkaure, Userkaf, Senusret I, Senusert III, Amenemhat III, Thutmosis III, Amenhotep III, Akhenaten, Hatshepsut, Horemheb, and Merenptah. 

The GEM will also focus on highlighting Old Kingdom private statutory and the collection of Queen Hetepheres showcasing the artistic styles from the Pyramid Age. The museum also houses many statues representing gods such as Amun, Sekhmet, Ptah, and Isis. Another important collection to be displayed at the GEM for the first time will be the coffins and mummies discovered at El-Assasif (October 2019) cachet containing 30 coffins dating to Dynasty 22.

The Grand Egyptian Museum will also feature a 15-meter-high papyrus (the Waziri IV Papyrus) dating back to the New Kingdom, depicting the Book of the Dead, recently discovered (October 2023) in the Ghurayfah region of Tuna al Jabal in Minya.

Inside the Grand Egyptian Museum they aim to exhibit around 100,000 artifacts, including statues, sculptures, papyri, and mummies, highlighting the rich cultural heritage of ancient Egypt. All of these can be seen on our Grand Egyptian Museum tour.

How much do tickets cost?

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Cairo's new Grand Egyptian Museum is due to open for visitors soon, and we can't wait for you to join us on our Grand Egyptian Museum tour. The Grand Egyptian Museum is located close to the Giza plateau, with magnificent views of the pyramids and the surrounding desert. Inside the Grand Egyptian Museum you can see around 100,000 historical artifacts, including a large Tutankhamun exhibition, a reconstructed Khufu ship, and a huge statue of Ramesses II. The price of the entrance tickets for the Grand Egyptian Museum has not yet been released. However, you don't have to worry about that, as when joining Inside Egypt on our tour, the ticket price is included in the price of your tour package.

What’s different about the building’s architecture?

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Cairo's new Grand Egyptian Museum, once opened, is intended to be one of the world's largest archaeological museums, showcasing Egypt's rich history and housing a vast collection of ancient artifacts, including the treasures of the Tutankhamun tomb. During our Grand Egyptian Museum tour, you’ll notice that the museum has been built near the Giza Plateau, providing a stunning backdrop for its design.
The architectural design of the Grand Egyptian Museum was decided through an international competition, won by an architectural firm called Heneghan Peng Architects. Their design was inspired by the form of the pyramids and the surrounding desert landscape. The main building is intended to resemble a gently sloping desert plateau, and its exterior is covered with translucent stone panels resembling ancient Egyptian alabaster.
One of the most unique features of the Grand Egyptian Museum's design that you’ll notice during our Grand Egyptian Museum tour is its grand entrance hall, which is shaped like a chamfered triangle. This entrance hall will house large monumental artifacts, such as statues and obelisks. The Grand Egyptian Museum will also feature expansive galleries, exhibition spaces, educational facilities, a conference center, a cinema, restaurants, and shops, giving you lots to see and do when you visit the Grand Egyptian Museum.

The Grand Egyptian Museum aims to provide a state-of-the-art facility where visitors can explore and learn about ancient Egyptian history and culture. The spacious galleries and exhibition spaces will allow the display of a vast collection of artifacts, providing visitors with a comprehensive and immersive experience. The design of the Grand Egyptian Museum is intended to create a harmonious blend of modern architecture and the ancient Egyptian landscape, enhancing the overall ambiance and creating a memorable setting for visitors.
Additionally, the museum's location near the Giza Pyramids offers a unique opportunity for visitors to explore both the ancient wonders and the new museum nearby. The Grand Egyptian Museum's design aims to establish a strong visual and physical connection with the surrounding landscape. The location and design allow visitors to have breathtaking views of the pyramids and the desert from various vantage points within the museum during their Grand Egyptian Museum private tour.

Can the Grand Egyptian Museum private tour be customized to focus on specific wings?

Visit the Best Museums in Egypt

Cairo's new Grand Egyptian Museum, once opened, is intended to be one of the world's largest archaeological museums, showcasing Egypt's rich history and housing a vast collection of ancient artifacts, including the treasures of the Tutankhamun tomb. The museum has been built near the Giza Plateau, providing a stunning backdrop for its design.
The architectural design of the Grand Egyptian Museum was decided through an international competition, won by an architectural firm called Heneghan Peng Architects. Their design was inspired by the form of the pyramids and the surrounding desert landscape. The main building is intended to resemble a gently sloping desert plateau, and its exterior is covered with translucent stone panels resembling ancient Egyptian alabaster.
One of the most unique features of the Grand Egyptian Museum's design is its grand entrance hall, which is shaped like a chamfered triangle. This entrance hall will house large monumental artifacts, such as statues and obelisks. The Grand Egyptian Museum will also feature expansive galleries, exhibition spaces, educational facilities, a conference center, a cinema, restaurants, and shops, giving you lots to see and do when you visit the Grand Egyptian Museum.

The Grand Egyptian Museum aims to provide a state-of-the-art facility where visitors can explore and learn about ancient Egyptian history and culture. The spacious galleries and exhibition spaces will allow the display of a vast collection of artifacts, providing visitors with a comprehensive and immersive experience. The design of the Grand Egyptian Museum is intended to create a harmonious blend of modern architecture and the ancient Egyptian landscape, enhancing the overall ambiance and creating a memorable setting for visitors.
Additionally, the museum's location near the Giza Pyramids offers a unique opportunity for visitors to explore both the ancient wonders and the new museum in close proximity. The Grand Egyptian Museum's design aims to establish a strong visual and physical connection with the surrounding landscape. The location and design allows visitors to have breathtaking views of the pyramids and the desert from various vantage points within the museum during their Grand Egyptian Museum private tour.

Is there a limit to the number of people on your tours?

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Our Egypt luxury tours to the Grand Egyptian Museum allow you to visit the Grand Egyptian Museum as part of a small group. We limit our group numbers to a maximum of 20 guests to allow you to benefit from a more personalized tour while making new friends and sharing your experience. You get the feeling of a Grand Egyptian Museum private tour without the cost when joining our small group tours. Cairo's new Grand Egyptian Museum is located close to the Giza plateau and was designed by Heneghan Peng Architects, giving you amazing views of the pyramids and the surrounding desert landscape from which it was designed. Take your time to explore inside the Grand Egyptian Museum and take part in the Grand Egyptian Museum events. Visit the Tutankhamun exhibition and look on in awe at the huge statue of Ramesses II.

Do your tour packages include visits to other museums?

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Inside Egypt tour packages often include visits to other museums in addition to the main attractions. Some of the museums commonly included in our tour packages are:
Egyptian Museum in Cairo
The Egyptian Museum, located in Tahrir Square in Cairo, is one of the most renowned museums in the world. It houses a vast collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt, including the treasures of Tutankhamun. Visitors can explore various galleries that showcase statues, jewelry, mummies, and other significant archaeological finds. The museum provides a comprehensive overview of Egypt's rich history and is a must-visit for anyone interested in ancient Egyptian civilization.

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
Situated in Fustat, Cairo, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is a relatively new addition to the museum scene in Egypt. It showcases the cultural heritage of Egypt from prehistoric times to the present day. The museum exhibits artifacts that highlight different periods of Egyptian history, including the Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic, and Islamic eras. The main attraction of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, however, is the royal mummies. It offers a comprehensive understanding of the country's diverse cultural heritage.

National Museum of Alexandria
Located in Alexandria, Egypt's second-largest city, the National Museum of Alexandria features an extensive collection of artifacts that represent the city's rich history. The museum showcases objects from various periods, including Pharaonic, Greco-Roman, and Islamic eras. It also houses the famous statue of the Sphinx, which was discovered underwater near the city's shores. The museum provides insights into Alexandria's significance as a center of culture and learning throughout history.

Imhotep Museum in Saqqara 
The Imhotep Museum is situated near the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, a necropolis near Cairo. Dedicated to the renowned architect and physician Imhotep, the museum displays artifacts from the Old Kingdom period, including statues, stelae, and reliefs. It offers visitors a glimpse into the architectural and artistic achievements of ancient Egypt, particularly during the reign of Djoser.

Crocodile Museum in Kom Ombo
Located in Kom Ombo, a town along the Nile River, the Crocodile Museum is a unique attraction that focuses on the ancient worship of crocodiles in Egypt. The museum houses mummified crocodiles, statues, and other artifacts related to the crocodile god Sobek. It provides insights into the religious beliefs and rituals associated with crocodile worship in ancient Egypt.

Wadi Al Hitan Fossil and Climate Change Museum in Fayoum
This museum serves as an excellent educational resource, providing detailed information about the geological history of the Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al Hitan) and the significance of the fossils found there. It offers interactive exhibits, displays of well-preserved fossils, and informative videos that shed light on the climate change processes that shaped the region. The museum provides visitors with a deeper understanding of the impact of environmental changes throughout history and emphasizes the importance of preserving our planet. 

These museums offer visitors a comprehensive experience of Egypt's rich history and cultural heritage. They provide opportunities to explore different aspects of ancient Egyptian civilization, from art and architecture to religious practices. By visiting these museums, tourists can gain a deeper understanding of the country's fascinating past and appreciate the significance of various archaeological discoveries. 

Who will be guiding us during the tour?

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When you visit the Grand Egyptian Museum with Inside Egypt you are joined by our knowledgeable Grand Egyptian Museum guide. Our guides are Egyptologists with a love and passion for their country and its fascinating history. They enjoy sharing the stories of ancient Egypt, and where better to do this than at Cairo's new Grand Egyptian Museum where you are surrounded by amazing artifacts and are near to the Giza Plateau, home to the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. Inside the Grand Egyptian Museum, you can experience the Tutankhamun exhibition, a reconstructed Khufu ship, and get up close to the statue of Ramesses II, standing at 2 meters tall. As part of our Grand Egyptian Museum private tour, you will get time to ask your Grand Egyptian Museum guide questions, and they will bring the history of ancient Egypt to life!

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