of the artifacts displayed at the Luxor Museum
were discovered in the area of ancient Thebes
(modern Luxor). Highlights of the collection
include masterpieces of pharaonic art as
well as examples of everyday objects. Several
galleries are devoted to a spectacular group
of statues found in 1989 hidden beneath the
floor of the Luxor Temple; there is also
a newly-built annex dedicated to Egypt's
Golden Age (the New Kingdom, ca. 1550-1070
BC), which includes two royal mummies and
a short film on ancient papyrus and vase-making.
Labels are in Arabic and English.
Winter: open daily
Summer: open daily 9AM-4PM, 5PM-10PM
Last ticket sold 30 minutes before closing
(Ticket includes both museum and ruins)
Egyptian: LE 8 (LE 4, students)
Foreign: LE 70 (LE 35, students)
Student rates available to bearers of a valid student ID from an Egyptian
university or an International
Student ID Card (ISIC)
By taxi: ask for "met-haf
cafeteria, bookshop, library
No audio or personal guides are provided, but a catalogue of the museum collection
is available for purchase in the bookstore.
museum is wheelchair-accessible.
Phone: (095) 370569