National Museum of Alexandria
 
 
 

 


  

The National Museum of Alexandria opened to the public in 2003. Its collections are housed in an early 20th century villa, which was built for the wealthy merchant Al-Saad Bassili Pasha and was more recently home to the American consulate. The museum documents the history of Alexandria from the Pharaonic era through the 19th century. Its 1,800 objects include statues recovered from under the waters of Alexandria’s bay, Coptic icons, weapons, and chinaware. Labels are in Arabic and English.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
daily, 9 AM – 4 PM
Closes at 3PM on holidays

TICKET COST:
Egyptian: 2 LE
Foreign: 30 LE

50% reduction for bearers of International Student ID Card

LOCATION:
110 Horreya Street, Downtown Alexandria

DIRECTIONS:
BY TAXI: ask for “met-haf al-iskandariya al-qawmiyya”

FACILITIES:
library, bookstore

NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY.

The museum is not wheelchair accessible.

CONTACT INFO
Phone: (03) 483-5519
Email: alexmuseum@yahoo.com

MUSEUM WEBSITE: www.alexmuseum.gov.eg

Façade of the National Museum of Alexandria (Garry Shaw)

 
Abdeen Palace

Interior of the National Museum of Alexandria (Garry Shaw)