Alexandria National Museum

Alexandria National Museum

The National Museum was inaugurated the 31 December 2003 by Hosni Mubarak and it is located in a renovated Italian style palace in Tariq Al-Horreya Street (former Rue Fouad). The building used to be home to the United States consulate.

Alexandria's National Museum is a must-stop if you want to get to grips with the vast history of this famed city. Inside, visit the museum if Alexandria is part of your Egypt travel packages or take a day trip to Alexandria from Cairo to see the collection guides you from the Pharaonic era (in the basement) to the Hellenistic heyday when Alexandria and Egypt were governed by the Ptolemy dynasty begun by Alexander the Great (on the ground floor), and up to the Byzantine and Islamic periods (on the 1st floor). As well as the displays, statuary, and antiquities unearthed in and around the city (including finds from underwater explorations in the area offshore), there are excellent map drawings that imagine what the classical city of Alexandria would have looked like, which really helps visitors understand the changing face of this city.

Address: Tariq al-Horreya Street