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Updated April 2024

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is set to become the largest museum in the world dedicated to preserving and displaying ancient Egyptian civilization. With a vast collection of thousands of antique treasures and artifacts, including the complete set of Tutankhamun relics, it promises to be an awe-inspiring experience for visitors.

The GEM was designed as part of an architectural competition in 2002, and in 2003, the Heneghan Peng Architects firm was named the winner. After more than two decades of anticipation, this world-class museum is finally ready to open its doors to visitors from all over the world.

In this article, Wego will provide pertinent information regarding the opening date, location, timings and ticket prices of the Great Egyptian Museum.

Grand Egyptian Museum opening date

The exact date for the massive museum’s soft opening has not been disclosed. However, it is estimated that the museum will open in mid-2024.

Grand Egyptian Museum location

Located on the Giza Plateau, approximately 2 kilometers from the Pyramids, the Grand Egyptian Museum offers travelers the convenience of visiting both locations at once. This proximity makes it easier for tourists to experience the fascinating history of ancient Egypt without the hassle of separate trips.

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Grand Egyptian Museum ticket prices

The ticket prices vary depending on the category of the visitors and the part of the GEM they wish to visit. Please note that the prices may be subject to change.

Regular tickets

  • Main exhibition halls
    • Egyptians – USD 0.98
    • Foreigners – USD 6.55
    • Foreign students – USD 3.27
  • The King Tutankhamun exhibition halls
    • Egyptians – USD 1.64
    • Foreigners – USD 13.09
    • Foreign students – USD 6.55

All-inclusive tickets (includes main exhibition and the King Tutankhamun halls)

  • Egyptians – USD 1.96
  • Egyptian and Arab students – USD 0.98
  • Foreigners – USD 16.37
  • Foreign students – USD 8.18

Grand Egyptian Museum timings

The museum’s opening hours have not yet been announced, but we will provide an update as soon as they are confirmed. Stay tuned for further information regarding the Grand Egyptian Museum’s operating schedule.

Grand Egyptian Museum collections

The museum will showcase more than 100,000 treasures and artifacts related to ancient Egyptian civilization, with many fascinating items that are sure to capture your attention. Here are just a few examples:

The enormous 3,200-year-old statue of Ramses II

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For 50 years, the enormous 3,200-year-old statue of Ramses II stood motionless in the midst of a traffic circle, surrounded by a tangle of city boulevards and overpasses, amid rattling buses and honking vehicles. Due to concerns that car emissions were damaging the old red granite monument, the Egyptian authorities relocated it to Giza in 2006, with plans to eventually place it at the entrance of the Grand Egyptian Museum.

Tutankhamun collection

The GEM’s main attraction will be the first-ever complete presentation of the entire Tutankhamun collection. This includes all 5,000 artifacts that were discovered in the young king’s tomb by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922. While one-third of these objects have previously been exhibited at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, Cairo, the GEM plans to showcase them in an exceptionally authentic manner, providing visitors with a chance to experience the inside of the actual tomb just as it was.


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