Museum of Egyptian Art

Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Foto: Marianne Franke, Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst
Foto: Marianne Franke, Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst

5,000 years of Egyptian history

In the State Museum of Egyptian Art, you will encounter 5,000 years of Egyptian history across 1,800 square metres. It is the only museum outside of Egypt solely dedicated to displaying ancient Egyptian exhibits. The museum is completely underground and is located on the same premises as the University of Film and Television.

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Creative infrastructure

Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Foto: Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst
Foto: Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst

Located in the Munich art area, the museum leads its visitors through underground halls illuminated by daylight from a sunken courtyard. This architectural composition by Peter Böhm was developed in collaboration with the museum. The barrier-free exhibition area offers space for lectures, a shop, a cloakroom, rooms for museum education and various special displays.

VIPs of Egyptian history

The lecture series at the State Museum of Egyptian Art presents different important historical figures every second on Tuesdays at 6 pm. Among them are Egyptian Queens, Kings and high officials from 3,000 years ago. They are all represented with objects in the museum.

History modern and interactive

The museum arranges its works of art thematically, and the exhibition rooms have names such as "belief in the afterlife" or "Pharaoh". Between the sarcophagi and a slender obelisk, art from all epochs of ancient Egypt is revealed here. Beginning with prehistoric times, through the Old, Middle and New Empires to the Greco-Roman period, visitors to the SMAK can follow the entire development of Egyptian art history.

The museum uses modern technology allowing visitors discover information on interactive touch screens. Everyone can decide what areas to learn more about - from religion and gods to burial rites of Egyptians.

The museum is the only one of its kind in the world (oputside Egypt) that focuses on the art of ancient Egypt. With its large collection of round sculptures, it lends to other exhibitions. Among the main exhibits are the jewellery of the Meroitic Queen Aman-shakheto and a chalice with the name of the sixth ancient, Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmosis III.

Admission fees

Adults - 7 Euro (you can get 5 Euro discounts). Children under 18 years - free. Sunday - 1 Euro.

Every Tuesday, the museum is open in the evening till 8 pm. Every second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm, there is a lecture for VIPs on Egyptian history.

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