Visited the museum as part of a tour group, and as a museum professional I was keen to see the exhibits and the museum layout. The museum itself is impressive from the outside, being as it was originally an early 20th century palace built for a wealthy merchant, and the exhibits are on three floors. The objects are well-chosen but unimaginatively exhibited, although the state-of-the-art cases use the limited space well. But by the time I'd been marched around the exhibits being lectured by a guide, I was beginning to lose the will to live. I peeled off and did my own thing (which made the guide very unhappy) and finally got to study and enjoy the beautiful collections in my own time, even though I was surrounded by numerous crocodiles of weary tourists being herded around the cases and lectured by their very loud guides, who had to shout to make themselves heard above the din. Maybe it was just 'tourist day' in the museum, but it would put anyone off from going back - it certainly did for me. If you go, go as an independent visitor, I'm sure you'll get much more from the visit.
Also, if you're wheelchair-bound, don't bother - tiny lift, daunting entry, and labels not very accessible. It's a museum made for political statement, and to educate and enthrall everyone interested in the history of Alexandria, this museum needs to be more involving and accessible.
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