The Egyptian Museum in Cairo contains the world's most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities; no visit to Egypt is complete without a trip through its galleries. The original collection was established in the late 19th century under Auguste Mariette and housed in Boulaq. The objects were moved in 1891 to the palace of Ismail Pasha in Giza before being transferred in 1902 to the current building at Tahrir Square, which is the first purpose-built museum edifice in the world.
Egyptian Museum (Cairo)
Address: 15 Meret Basha, Ismailia, Qasr an Nile, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Phone: +20 112 152 0515