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