About Coptic Museum

The place was founded by Marcus Simaika in 1908 to house Coptic  (Belonging to the Copts- members of the Coptic Church) antiquities. The museum has information on Egypt's early Christian period. It has Egypt's finest collections of Coptic art. Next to it is the 9th-century Hanging Church. The museum incorporates two major sections: the old section established by Pasha and the new section that consists of two floors which were opened for the public in 2006 after a huge renovation and restoration period. The repair cost was more than 30 million pounds as the museum was affected badly by the earthquake that struck Egypt in 1992.

Must See

Stelae of Terenuthis, The Stone and Portraits Section, The Metal Section, The Wood Section, The Ivory Section, Manuscript, The Cloth, and Textile Section.

How to reach

Metro: The nearest is Helwan Line, Mar Girgis station. 15 minutes walk from the station to the museum. 

The most comfortable ride is a rental taxi.

Tips

  • Avoid photography. Instead, visitors are advised to take a good few hours to read all the descriptions of all the objects.
  • Many visitors strongly recommend a guide to make the trip complete. But never forget to bargain the price of the guide.
  • Always carry an ample amount of water so that you can stay hydrated during your tour.
  • Make sure to carry sunscreen if it's sunny outside.
  • Don't forget to carry your cameras to capture the mesmerizing views.
  • Be aware of the social etiquette followed there so that the local people accept you better.

Visit Time

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Waiting Time

No

 

Entrance Fee

Yes

Regular: 50 EGP

Student: 25 EGP

 

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours

 

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Weather

Clear Sky 25°C

 

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