The Coptic Museum
The Coptic Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Housing some of the finest collections of Coptic art dating back to Egypt’s Christian era, this museum includes collections of ancient ankhs and Horus-like falcons, stone carvings from the era of the Mamluks, a 6th-century Coptic stone pulpit and the 1,600-year-old Coptic book of the Psalms of David.
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  • agb12
    21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A museum but not as we know it
    Amazing ancient collection of places all in one area. Be prepared to want to photograph every beautiful detail of the architecture and craftsmanship. Swamped with tourists. Security around entire area is very much visible.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 22, 2023
  • WonderfulWorld59
    Lee's Summit, Missouri438 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Along with Coptic Cairo, This Museum is A Worthy Addition to Your Cairo Tour Itinerary!
    Most visitors travel to Cairo to see the pyramids. However, Coptic Cairo and The Coptic Museum are a worthy addition to your tour itinerary. The Coptic Museum in particular is filled with treasures from early Christianity. Many are wooden and stone artifacts from ancient churches as well as textiles and manuscripts. Recently, restoration was completed on the oldest complete Book of Psalms written in the Coptic language (4th century AD), This museum is an interesting and educational way to spend an hour.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 19, 2024
  • LynnK21
    Warwickshire, United Kingdom275 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see for some real treasures
    I’d been to Coptic Cairo befor but not the museum. It’s well worth a visit. Beautiful grounds and if it’s hot it’s a nice place to be. The museum itself was much larger than I expected. Once in you follow it round like an IKEA store. It contains some real treasures which are very old. Would recommend.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written April 2, 2024
  • Robert D
    4,184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting museum
    A visit to Coptic Cairo would be incomplete without visiting the excellent Coptic Museum. There is a lot to see. You follow a linear path to visit all of the rooms. There were many beautiful exhibits such as an Acanthus frieze, 6th century, from the Monastery of St. Jeremiah in Saqqara. There were Coptic tapestries and ancient books, including the most ancient Book of Psalms known in the Coptic language. Another room is devoted to icons. It is well worth a visit.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written April 30, 2024
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Eric M
Basel, Switzerland88 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Although there are some amazing artifacts in this museum, the staff will follow you around constantly like you are a criminal. They also try to usher you out of the museum as quickly as possible, before you have a chance to finish looking at the exhibits. When I was there, they also had a blackout, and they tried to kick me out of the museum without refunding my money. They also refused to return the money that I paid to take photos, even though it was impossible to photograph because of the blackout. It's a shame that these great exhibits had to be ruined by such egregious and incompetent staff.
Written March 12, 2020
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Kazi Y
Dhaka City, Bangladesh127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Coptic Museum Cairo was founded by Marcus Simaika in 1908. The museum traces the history of Egypt from its beginnings to the present day. It was erected on 8,000 square meter land offered by the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, under the guardianship of Pope Cyril V. The Coptic museum houses the world's most important examples of Coptic art. The museum itself is a beautiful building. It is full of Historic items, lots of things to see with clear descriptions in English. The objects are grouped into different mediums, such as stonework, woodwork, metalwork, textiles and manuscripts. Also it was not very crowded. But I feel that there are poor light to see all the items properly. It is worth to pay the Entry fee.
Written March 27, 2020
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Inspiration650106
New York32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
This is a must see for anyone interested in Christian or Egyptian history. The building itself is a beautiful piece of artwork with some of the best carvings I’ve ever seen. Plan to spend at least two hours exploring the museum’s vast collection
Written August 25, 2021
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Mus
Toronto, Canada146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
A rich and very interesting museum that showcases very important items and objects. If you go to the Coptic area, you should go visit this museum. It costs 100 EGP. It’s included in the Cairo pass if you get one.
To get in there, take a taxi or Uber. Another good thing is that the museum is usually not that packed.
At the end of your visit try to go outside the building, there is a beautiful area that has beautiful stairs and windows.
Written February 22, 2020
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agb12
worcester21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Amazing ancient collection of places all in one area. Be prepared to want to photograph every beautiful detail of the architecture and craftsmanship. Swamped with tourists. Security around entire area is very much visible.
Written September 22, 2023
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aekrfk
Newport Beach, CA247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Coptic Cairo is a day of touring in itself. This museum is a great starting point before you see the other sights to help put everything in context. Well worth a visit. The displays were nicely laid out with very well written explanations. A bonus was the museum was not crowded like others in Cairo.
Written April 8, 2023
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WonderfulWorld59
Lee's Summit, MO438 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Most visitors travel to Cairo to see the pyramids. However, Coptic Cairo and The Coptic Museum are a worthy addition to your tour itinerary. The Coptic Museum in particular is filled with treasures from early Christianity. Many are wooden and stone artifacts from ancient churches as well as textiles and manuscripts. Recently, restoration was completed on the oldest complete Book of Psalms written in the Coptic language (4th century AD), This museum is an interesting and educational way to spend an hour.
Written March 19, 2024
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York4,184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
A visit to Coptic Cairo would be incomplete without visiting the excellent Coptic Museum. There is a lot to see. You follow a linear path to visit all of the rooms. There were many beautiful exhibits such as an Acanthus frieze, 6th century, from the Monastery of St. Jeremiah in Saqqara. There were Coptic tapestries and ancient books, including the most ancient Book of Psalms known in the Coptic language. Another room is devoted to icons. It is well worth a visit.
Written April 30, 2024
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Tony C
Bedford, UK1,398 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Certainly not a must see but does add to your understanding of Coptic Cairo. The place is well set out and maintained and will only take 1 to 2 hours of your time to enjoy.
Whilst it would be helpful to have a guide you should be able to enjoy on a self guided basis.
Written November 6, 2022
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nina j
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Medium sized museum of Coptic art, well labelled in English, French & Arabic. Rooms have beautifully carved wooden ceilings. Wall paintings from abandoned monasteries the personal highlight.
Written March 2, 2020
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