Nubian Museum
Nubian Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This museum traces the history from the earliest settlements to present day of Nubia, the region defined as the area between Aswan in Egypt and Khartoum in the Sudan.
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I enjoyed my visit here!
    I visited this place after visiting the Temple of Philae. It is still a work-in progress situation as some exhibits are temporarily displayed. I like the circular way of arranging the exhibits, they are easy to follow and explanations are both in English and Arabic. Staff are friendly. There is a restroom on the left side, near the Entrance Door. Have a better understanding of Nubian Culture and their history after my visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 October 2023
  • TripRabbit
    Virginia444 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding — come here if you can before visiting the Nubian village
    This is a relatively new museum, opened in 1997; it is beautifully designed, taking you chronologically through thousands of years of this culture’s history, starting with prehistoric times. The museum displays many unique and invaluable treasures from the culture, and we found it to be a most useful introduction before heading across the Nile to the much more present-day Nubian village. Highly recommended.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 February 2024
  • Victoria L
    Kansas City, Missouri329 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A taste of Nubian culture
    This is how every museum should be laid out…you go in a curated path from Neolithic time to the present seeing how Nubian culture progressed. It was fascinating and not crowded so you could linger reading and seeing the exhibits up close. Upper and lower Egypt were different and this museum highlights sone of those differences.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 March 2024
  • Susan C
    Melbourne, Australia1,491 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Modern museum
    Very modern museum with imposing granite walls dedicated to the history of the peoples of Nubia. There are some well preserved statues and a detailed history of the “A”, “B” and “C” peoples (3500 - 1550 BC) that explore the early history of Nubia before transitioning to the more Egyptian influenced periods. It included details of recent times with the displacement of the Nubian people when the High Dam created Lake Aswan. Uncluttered and clear layout with items described in Arabic and English. When we went there was an exhibition on the excavations at Qubbet el-Hawa which contained some very fine pieces.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 March 2024
  • A B
    Amersfoort, The Netherlands123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth your time!
    Even though our taxidriver said we only needed an hour, we spent almost 2 in this great museum. There was a temporary exhibition about the excavation of the tombs of Qubbet el-Haw, with some amazing mummies and objects. The permanent exhibit is laid out very well, in chronological order, and takes you through the different Nubian eras. I also enjoyed the bookshop! I cannot recommend this highly enough. Do take water though, the airconditioning is poor and it does get hot inside.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 May 2024
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Patricia B
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
If you are on a Nile cruise stopping in Aswan try to go to this one-of-a-kind museum that details the history of ancient Kush - now modern day Nubia. The building is beautiful and the open circular interior design makes it easy to see the exhibits. Make sure you confirm the opening hours. Do not, however, try to walk from the dock to the museum if you are older. It is almost 2 miles and the last third of the way there was no sidewalk, so we would have had to walk along side the very busy, unpaved road. It is safer to take a taxi from the dock. Have someone make the arrangements for you since most drivers do not speak English. There are no taxis at the Museum so our Gate 1 tour guide negotiated a price to have a driver take us and wait. We did not pay him until we were ready to leave the museum. Final tip, do not expect there to be air conditioning in the taxis!
Written 5 May 2024
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A B
Amersfoort, The Netherlands123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Even though our taxidriver said we only needed an hour, we spent almost 2 in this great museum. There was a temporary exhibition about the excavation of the tombs of Qubbet el-Haw, with some amazing mummies and objects.
The permanent exhibit is laid out very well, in chronological order, and takes you through the different Nubian eras.
I also enjoyed the bookshop!
I cannot recommend this highly enough. Do take water though, the airconditioning is poor and it does get hot inside.
Written 4 May 2024
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Jessica Chung
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I wasn't impressed at all visiting this museum and I should have listened to our agency!
We asked them if it's worth the visit or not they said no. But since we were a group of friends we decided to go and just walk around a part of having fun.
So many pieces are modern not even ancient! statues of Nubian people, horses and models of houses. It's a mix of so many unrelated things. Some ancient Egyptian stuff (these were the best) a few Nubian things and some coptic items.
It's a waste of time/money going there, you better enjoy doing something else
Written 21 April 2024
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Susan C
Melbourne, Australia1,491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very modern museum with imposing granite walls dedicated to the history of the peoples of Nubia. There are some well preserved statues and a detailed history of the “A”, “B” and “C” peoples (3500 - 1550 BC) that explore the early history of Nubia before transitioning to the more Egyptian influenced periods. It included details of recent times with the displacement of the Nubian people when the High Dam created Lake Aswan. Uncluttered and clear layout with items described in Arabic and English. When we went there was an exhibition on the excavations at Qubbet el-Hawa which contained some very fine pieces.
Written 31 March 2024
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Victoria L
Kansas City, MO329 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This is how every museum should be laid out…you go in a curated path from Neolithic time to the present seeing how Nubian culture progressed. It was fascinating and not crowded so you could linger reading and seeing the exhibits up close. Upper and lower Egypt were different and this museum highlights sone of those differences.
Written 7 March 2024
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TripRabbit
Virginia444 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This is a relatively new museum, opened in 1997; it is beautifully designed, taking you chronologically through thousands of years of this culture’s history, starting with prehistoric times. The museum displays many unique and invaluable treasures from the culture, and we found it to be a most useful introduction before heading across the Nile to the much more present-day Nubian village. Highly recommended.
Written 16 February 2024
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AmirBotros
Cairo, Egypt29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Aswan is one of the amazing cities in Egypt special in winter season. You can enjoy its warm weather, historical places with the magnificent view of river Nile..
Written 15 January 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I visited this place after visiting the Temple of Philae. It is still a work-in progress situation as some exhibits are temporarily displayed. I like the circular way of arranging the exhibits, they are easy to follow and explanations are both in English and Arabic.

Staff are friendly. There is a restroom on the left side, near the Entrance Door. Have a better understanding of Nubian Culture and their history after my visit.
Written 24 October 2023
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Murray B and Dianne B
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Well worth a visit to learn more about the Nubians. Excellent quality museum however the cafe wasn’t open when we were there so you need to take water.
Written 22 October 2023
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Seniornomads
Seattle, WA129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was a great museum to visit before our tour of a Nubian Village. It is easily done in an hour and has some very regional artifacts and stories.
Written 8 October 2023
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