Egypt Papyrus Museum
Egypt Papyrus Museum
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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  • Rahbar
    Atlanta, Georgia172 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Five times the price compared to other genuine papyrus sellers
    What they call “papyrus museum” is a retail location where they also show you how the paper is made and how to recognize fake from real. That lesson is important information but prices are 5x what you can buy outside. I bought 2 pieces here when my tour guide took me here. During the evening walk, I stopped at a store in Zamalek area which was selling the same stuff for 1/5th the price the museum charged me after their “20% discount”. The guy at souvenir store demonstrated the same qualities in his cheaper costing papyrus paper.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Stay579050
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Papyrus Museum fan!!!!
    We’re happy that our tour guide directed us to the Papyrus Museum. We would never had known about it if he hadn’t done this. Some of the papyruses were old and some were new but that didn’t matter because they were all beautiful! The demonstration of how papyrus was made was educational. Thank you to our guide, Aladdin, for getting us there!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 December 2023
  • KyleandTiffany
    Maryland687 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Museum.
    Paraonic Papyrus Meseum. We have the ancient Egyptians to thank for the creation of writing paper. Ancient Egyptians used the stem of the papyrus plant to make paper. Paper made from papyrus was the writing material in ancient Egypt. I knew they were the creators of writing paper but I didn't know how it was made until we visited the Paraonic Papyrus Meseum. We got a 5 min lesson on how it was and still is made. Nice museum.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 December 2023
  • Helen V
    Norfolk, United Kingdom78 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Naivety at a cost
    This was a side trip pulled out of the guides bag. We didn’t ask to go but was offered so agreed as we like to see as much as we can. The museum had lots of art displayed to buy. We were given a demonstration on how papyrus was made and the history behind it. The ‘expert’ was fun and engaging but clearly out to make a sale. When he showed us all the various artworks he then asked us what one we wanted. I did not want one. My partner did. He was told the one he liked was $100!! He said good price for $60.. I felt it was a huuuuge rip off and walked away but my partner did not. However he got 2 personalised prints and a blank sheet for me for £50. I was not happy when I found the shop near our hotel offered the exact same one, also personalised, for £30… so I would recommend really bartering if you want something. To be fair it was our first day and we were naive. As the trip went on we got savvy and got much better at it. I preferred to give my money to street vendors and family run shops instead as this is where it is most needed. Still go for the experience but be forewarned
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 April 2024
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Faith H
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
Complete scam. They hound you and make you feel guilty if you don't purchase. While some of the art is pretty, it is mass produced and no where near as "unique" as they claim. You can buy the exact same thing on the street or at the Egyptian Museum gift shop for a lot less. I loved Egypt, but it's a shame how they try to rip off tourist
Written 17 July 2022
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Helen V
Norfolk, UK78 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This was a side trip pulled out of the guides bag. We didn’t ask to go but was offered so agreed as we like to see as much as we can.
The museum had lots of art displayed to buy.
We were given a demonstration on how papyrus was made and the history behind it. The ‘expert’ was fun and engaging but clearly out to make a sale. When he showed us all the various artworks he then asked us what one we wanted. I did not want one. My partner did. He was told the one he liked was $100!! He said good price for $60.. I felt it was a huuuuge rip off and walked away but my partner did not. However he got 2 personalised prints and a blank sheet for me for £50. I was not happy when I found the shop near our hotel offered the exact same one, also personalised, for £30… so I would recommend really bartering if you want something.
To be fair it was our first day and we were naive. As the trip went on we got savvy and got much better at it.
I preferred to give my money to street vendors and family run shops instead as this is where it is most needed.
Still go for the experience but be forewarned
Written 6 April 2024
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Tiffany H
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
We were taken there by our tour guide. We said we didn't want to go as we were exhausted but he insisted he wanted to show us how papyrus was made and it would only take a few minutes. We said okay and walked in. The demonstration was brief but interesting then we were followed around by the sales staff aggressively trying to get us to purchase items. When we declined they became more aggressive and pushy. We looked for our tour guide to help with situation and we saw him sitting around with with the owner and other friends chatting. We figured out right then it was a scam. All the prices are way overpriced for what it is(they bad mouth all the other shops saying theirs is the only authentic one). We ended up buying something so we could leave and head to the hotel 2 hrs later than what was requested. Honestly this ruined our afternoon with the rude and extremely aggressive staff. They did bring one of the fellow travellers a bottle of water but the seal was broken so he tossed that.

Avoid this store and if your tour guide tries to take you in just say NO!
Written 4 September 2023
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Matthew S
New York City, NY27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Wow what a cool fun experience to learn the details and history of the plant and the process. They are very warm and friendly, low pressure, and offering beautiful handmade works for reasonable prices. For sure this is worth a stop and we left with one beautiful piece of art.
Written 22 May 2023
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Muhammad Redwan... H
Dhaka City, Bangladesh484 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Great hospitality! They have a huge collection of papyrus both for Egyptian history and Arabic/Islamic Choreography. They also have a few collections written in phosphorus where you'll get different designs/shapes in the dark . Glad to have the little demonstration on how papyrus is being prepared by Cutting the stalks.
The product price is very very costly, I had a failed negotiation of 100 EGP for their ask of 600 EGP, but got something similar with 75 EGP from a small shop near the Tahrir square.
Written 27 October 2022
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Rahbar
Atlanta, GA172 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
What they call “papyrus museum” is a retail location where they also show you how the paper is made and how to recognize fake from real. That lesson is important information but prices are 5x what you can buy outside. I bought 2 pieces here when my tour guide took me here. During the evening walk, I stopped at a store in Zamalek area which was selling the same stuff for 1/5th the price the museum charged me after their “20% discount”. The guy at souvenir store demonstrated the same qualities in his cheaper costing papyrus paper.
Written 12 August 2023
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Paul
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The people from this museum are likeable, except the woman who explains how papyrus is made. She is "yala yala", this means "buy quick or go".
Also I did not pay attention, I bought 3 papyrus sign for books, one with $1 and I paid in egyptian lira. Of course, she cheated me with 50 pounds. So never return to their shop. I wonder if she cheated me with money, didn't she cheat me with the papyrus too? Maybe these papyrus are fake.
Written 1 October 2021
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NorthStar729344
London, UK21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We were taken to this museum by our tour guides as a little pit stop. Now I fully understand this is common in Egypt and a way for everyone to make a little extra money, of which I fully support. The museum was very interesting however the papyrus paintings were hugely overpriced. This was my first day in Egypt so I guess I was a little naive but I didn’t expect to be ripped off like I was. I ended up paying $70 for a piece of art work which I later found in many shops for a fraction of the price. Please still enjoy this museum but ensure to barter harder than what I did and don’t get ripped off.
Written 11 April 2024
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Jeeleigh
New York City, NY229 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Big scam! It’s a shop not a museum. They quote you one price then charge a different price on you card! The guides that take you there definitely get. Kick back. This is an underwhelming print shop not a museum! Avoid at all cost!
Written 26 November 2023
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KyleandTiffany
Maryland687 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Paraonic Papyrus Meseum.
We have the ancient Egyptians to thank for the creation of writing paper. Ancient Egyptians used the stem of the papyrus plant to make paper. Paper made from papyrus was the writing material in ancient Egypt. I knew they were the creators of writing paper but I didn't know how it was made until we visited the Paraonic Papyrus Meseum. We got a 5 min lesson on how it was and still is made. Nice museum.
Written 29 December 2023
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