Close to top attractions on the East Bank of the Nile, Luxor Museum is the city’s most significant museum and among the top museums in the country. Good signage makes it a great place to learn more about ancient history here, and the relics on display help make Luxor’s ancient sites even more vivid.
Guided tours are an option that can help unearth the significant finds among the extensive collection, whether you’re visiting as part of a longer tour or just hiring a guide to explore the museum itself.
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Things to know before you go
- Great for history buffs and anyone who loves ancient art.
- Make the most of your time by visiting Luxor Museum along with other East Bank destinations such as Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple.
- Luxor Museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
How to get there
The Luxor Museum is located on the Nile Corniche where it intersects with Al Mathan. Taxis and horse-drawn carriages are plentiful on-site, but it’s important to negotiate a price with the driver before setting out. If you’re visiting Luxor Temple, the Luxor Museum is just less than a mile (1.5 kilometers) away; it’s a pleasant walk that follows the Nile Corniche.
When to get there
Hours vary at the Luxor Museum, which is open daily; call for updated information before visiting. Keep in mind that the Luxor Museum is generally closed for a period in the afternoon, and plan accordingly. Most visitors report spending a couple of hours exploring the museum’s exhibits—it’s a great place to enjoy the air conditioning during the hottest period in the middle of the day.
Top Attractions in the Luxor Museum
If you’re pressed for time, make sure you check out these impressive items before leaving. In the wing on Thebes’ New Kingdom, see a pair of royal mummies displayed in a darkened room. Also, on the ground floor is a room filled with statues found inside Luxor Temple; among the most significant is an image of Amenhotep III. Continue to the second floor to find another statue of Amenhotep and scenes depicting the Queen Nefertiti.
- Mummification Museum
- Avenue of Sphinxes
- Luxor Temple
- Karnak Temple
- Luxor Cruise Port
- Colossi of Memnon
- Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)
- Medinet Habu (Temple of Ramses III)
- Deir el-Medina (Valley of the Artisans)
- Temple of Hatshepsut (at Deir el-Bahari)
- Valley of the Nobles (Tombs of the Nobles)
- Tomb of Ramses III
- Tomb of Ramses VI
- Valley of the Kings
- Tomb of Tutankhamun