Private Tour: The Nubia Museum - Aswan

Overview

The Nubia Museum is considered to be one of the most important Egyptian museums. Featuring exhibits and artifacts from the surrounding sites such as the High Dam, the museum is a must-do for any visitor to Aswan.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Details about this tour

In the early 1960's, when Egypt built the High dam at Aswan, Egyptologists and archaeologists the world over heeded UNESCO's appeal to salvage the monuments of Egyptian Nubia before the rising waters of Lake nasser submerged them forever.

Due to the quantities of material recovered from tombs, temples and settlements, UNESCO was encouraged in the 1980's to plan a new Nubian museum in Aswan where the objects could be stored and exhibited. It was universally felt at the time that they should be kept as close as possible to their principal places of origin.

Nearly 12 years later, the Museum became a reality and opened its doors in November 1997. The architecture of the Museum and the enclosure walls are intended to evoke traditional Nubian village architecture, as it was along the Nubian Nile before the region was flooded by Lake Nasser. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will show you some of the most important artifacts before allowing you free time to explore the museum at your leisure.

The building is set within a landscape, on graded levels, that includes a sequence of waterfalls. When the waterway reaches the lower part of the garden, it divides into 2 branches to surround an open-air stage and amphitheater where already many local and foreign groups have performed. The remaining 43,000 square meters have been planted with palm trees, flowers, and climbing plants, spread over natural rocks.

Inclusions

  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Nubian Museum

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • Michael W
    06-Apr-2012

    Good to see and listen to the Nubian history and way of life to-day

  • Hongyu G
    06-Jan-2009

    The guide is below average.

  • Anonymous
    28-Sep-2007

    All the guide books say this is a really small museum which it is compared to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, but it was bigger than expected. I found it very interesting, particularly the exhibit about moving the temples when the High Dam was built.

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