Nubia Museum
 
 
 

 


  

Completed in 1997, the Nubia Museum is dedicated to the history of Nubia, the area that stretches from Aswan in the north through the Sudan in the south. Designed as an innovative interpretation of traditional Nubian architecture, the museum won an Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2001.

The museum is organized along a chronological path illustrating the development of the region from prehistory up to the present through art and artifacts. In addition, the museum boasts life-size models showing traditional Nubian customs as well as a permanent exhibit documenting international efforts, carried out during the construction of the Aswan Dam, to rescue the ancient monuments of Nubia from the waters of Lake Nasser.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Daily 9AM-1PM, 5PM-9PM

TICKET COST:
General Admission:
Egyptian: LE 20 (LE 10, students)
Foreign: LE 40 (LE 20, students)


Student rates available to bearers of a valid student ID from an Egyptian university or an International Student ID Card (ISIC)

LOCATION:
El Fenadek Street, Aswan (opposite Basma Hotel)

DIRECTIONS:
By Taxi: ask for "met-haf al-nuba"

FACILITIES:
Lecture hall, library, gift shop, laboratory, cafeteria, school, VIP lounge, fine arts exhibition hall, workshops, amphitheater, garden, reconstructed Nubian home, outdoor theater, Fatimid tombs
The Nubia Museum is wheelchair accessible.

CONTACT INFO:
Phone: (097) 319333
Fax: (097) 317998

nubiamuseum@numibia.net
http://www.numibia.net/nubia/

NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED

Abdeen Palace Exterior

Exterior of the Nubia Museum, Aswan (SCA Archives)

 
Abdeen Palace

Garden of the Nubia Museum (SCA Archives)