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Address: Sharia Al Nil, Khartoum, Sudan

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Impressive - a lot unknowns about Sudan's civilisation

Worth visiting if in the neighbourhood. See if you can get a guide who can give you very interesting voice over.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Diederik B
Brussels, Belgium
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Wuhan, China
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An interesting look at the history of Sudan... very cheap to visit. I wasn't overwhelmingly impressed with the items in the museum, but some were nice. You can take photos and it was air conditioned. I would recommend doing it if you are in Khartoum as it is one of the better tourist spots in town. On your way out... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth visiting if in the neighbourhood. See if you can get a guide who can give you very interesting voice over.

Thank Diederik B
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do visit this museum when you are in Khartoum. It has some excellent exhibits and puts the Egypt-Sudan relationship over the millenia and the 'black pharaohs' in perspective. Give your visit a couple of hours.

Thank Martin W
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relatively little is known about Sudan's rich history due to its recent international isolation and internal armed conflicts. Outside several excavations from pyramids, complemented by a big collection inside explaining the different periods. I found particularly interesting the section on the first floor of christian artifacts.

Thank gtschulting
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

You can see all the epochs of Sudanese ancient history, in order. Very nice, especially if you do the museum after having been in the interior of the country on the actual sites. Upstairs there is a whole floor of frescos from Byzantine Christian churches. Outside there are 3 temples rescued prior to the buidling of the Aswan Dam.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent museum, had a very good guide who brought the museum to life. Really liked the huge map at the entrance, guide was able to put Sudanese history in context using the map. Many artefacts from around the country are housed here, along with a couple of reconstructed temples.

Thank CamberleyGs
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Excellent quality museum with lousy loos, no food or canteen, practically non-existent shop, dusty exhibits, no seats. Best in Sudan.

Thank Rupert M
Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Ancient Nubian and Egyptian art as well as Greek and Coptic Christian murals. Entrance fee is very low so that shouldn't stop anyone from visiting.

Thank Patrick B
Tempe, Arizona
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Located very close to the Corinthians hotel and Nile corniche. Kind of not much on the outside, but very interesting artifacts inside. The upper Nile artifacts are interesting, but do not miss the 10th century paintings upstairs really the highlight for us.

1 Thank William S
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with young grandchildren Interesting but disappointed that not all items displayed were identified with information. Grandson found ancient mummified foot fascinating! Public toilets disgusting

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