Staatliche Museum Ägyptischer Kunst

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Staatliche Museum Ägyptischer Kunst

Staatliche Museum Ägyptischer Kunst
4.5

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  • Königsplatz • 6 min walk
  • Theresienstraße • 7 min walk
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Karol H
Bratislava, Slovakia3 contributions
Jul 2021
Amazing museum with a really good organization however some parts of the exhibition lacked good lightning. Would recommend to anyone who is interested into Ancient Egypt. More English translations within the exhibition would be welcome.
Written 6 July 2021
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KyFlynn
Munich, Germany1,744 contributions
May 2021
There sadly wasn’t much we could actually do during my birthday, but fortunately that day at least some museums allowed visitors again, and we decided to check out the Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich!

It’s located in the Munich art area, and to reach it you best exit at the U-Bahn station ‘Koenigsplatz’, and then follow the sign towards the museum. Once you’re up at the Koenigsplatz itself, walk away from the propylaeum, passing the ‘Glyptotek’ on the left and the State Collections of Antiquitieson your right. Once you reach the crossroads, cross the road on the left side and then walk left. After passing the school for music and theatre, you then reach the Museum of Egyptian Art.
The entrance is really interesting and I totally love the design. Once you’re inside, you’ll find the reception to the right. If you head on through, there’s usually a small café, the toilets and lockers for your bags, as you’re not allowed to take them with you.
They then scanned our tickets and we headed inside.
Sadly I wasn’t allowed to film, which wasn’t stated anywhere on the homepage, sadly. Either I just didn’t find it, or it really is not there, which they should definitely change and add.
The official homepage states that “Rather than presenting a baffling array of rooms stuffed to the brim with Egyptian artwork, all within an even larger complex, the Munich museum offers respite from sensory overload with a more compact exhibition” – and that’s something you notice right away. The overall design is really clean and simple with the artefacts on display. There’s a line on the floor which you should follow, leading you around the museum.
There is also a member of staff in almost every room, and maybe it’s due to the museum being so empty right now, but sometimes I really felt watched in an almost uncomfortable kind. They offer multimedia content as well, and the design is really creative and it teaches you a lot.
The museum is wheelchair accessible and standard tickets for adults cost 8,80€.

It is a really interesting collection and I’m glad I finally had the chance to visit this museum.
Written 3 June 2021
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helenandpaul13
Worcester, UK1,409 contributions
Jul 2020
We visited here as a family as we had to reschedule our plans. The experience is fantastic for anyone interested in Egyptian antiques. Its s situated opposite the Altepinakotech and is an underground museum. You will notice outside there is something like an old wreck of a tram that has lots of graffitii on it. With that in front of you look to your right and about 50 yards ahead and down a flight of steps you will find the museum.

We paid 21 Euros for the three of us and the included each of us having a tablet audio guide and ear piece which we placed round our necks. We had to put our rucksacks in a locker, which takes a 1 Euro coin as a deposit, which is refunded once you collect your belongings at the end. The guide shows various objects on display and either gives audio descriptions of certain artefacts or puts the object in its context of how it looked in its original condition. Once receiving our guides we walked through a door and down a ramp towards the exhibits. The system is one way and the audio guide is designed to effectively walk you in the right direction.

There are some stunning objects inside, from statues and papyrus to jewellery and art. There is an excellent interactive display of the book of the dead, which comprises a copy of the book above with a visual display below showing exactly what the book describes. As you walk along from right to left, you push the interactive screen along to get a complete description of the book itself. We saw stone texts which again were explained in detail on the audio guide. There were many artefacts uncovered from the original tombs and near the end is a stunning display of small art works, including a fantastic small blue glass pot, and pottery as well as beautiful and intricately made jewellery.

We spend about 4 hours here and the museum is an absolute must for those interested in the subject. The museum in Berlin has a much larger display but this kept us occupied all morning and into the afternoon. The only downside was that the cafe was shut. Staff had social distancing in place and everyone was wearing a mask. Just hope the accompanying pictures do the museum justice.
Written 1 August 2020
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Connie M
Warrington, PA166 contributions
Dec 2019
The museum is underground so you need to go down a long set of steps to get into it. It is organized well- starts in Neolithic times and goes up to the post-Pharaoh era. The flooring has a clever brass edging with arrows indicating the path to follow through the museum. Most of the artifacts are smaller- no huge sphinxes, no temples- and I actually found them more interesting to learn about. One unique display showed step by step how the Egyptians carved a statue from a block of stone. There is a small cafe and gift shop.
Written 17 January 2020
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LSQRD1
Kent, OH628 contributions
Dec 2019
I love Egyptology and this museum does not disappoint. From the entrance into the 'tomb' to the flow of the displays, truly outstanding. The design and experience is great and the artifacts are showcased wonderfully. There are some really nifty interaction exhibits...well done!
Written 15 January 2020
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ceedaworld1
Osaka Prefecture, Japan234 contributions
Dec 2019
A very nicely laid out museum for the family. Take the kids and enjoy an educational and fun day. rain or shine this is a great place
Written 14 January 2020
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Shelleyash
San Diego, CA1,854 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
A really great collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Displays are written in both English and German and they have a few interactive computer screens you can use. There is a line that runs through the museum and you can follow it from room to room. It’s almost free when you go on Sundays it only cost one Euro!
Written 12 January 2020
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Max v
6 contributions
Dec 2019
If you like Egyptian art and artifacts, you'll find mummies, canopic jars, sphinxes, textiles, obelisks, coins, and pharaohs galore because of Germany's rabid collecting in the 19th century. The artifacts are displayed along a clearly marked path through the museum (there's a brass line in the floor) in thematic galleries with labels in German and English. Some galleries include high tech interactives to allow a deeper exploration of topics, but it's a big place so even a casual stroll will take 90 minutes. It'll take even longer if you even have a mild interest in ancient Egypt because the artifacts are amazing survivors and often beautiful. The last gallery is lined with huge Assyrian panels that will leave you with a concluding wow. The museum has a small store and simple cafe, with a generous lobby to enjoy a coffee or snack.

This museum is primarily aimed at adults. Families may find that small children will be quickly bored--some of the exhibit cases are above their eye level, the interactives probably won't interest them (e.g., detailed information about the symbology of coins), and mummies don't appear until halfway through. Some children seemed to have brochures that helped with their visit (but they may have been part of a school field trip), so ask about children's materials at the admissions desk. Otherwise, parents should be prepared to actively guide their children through the museum so they can enjoy the exhibitions.
Written 31 December 2019
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Poncik
Germany630 contributions
Nov 2019
This museum has become one of my favourite in Munich.
It's an interesting combination of historic pieces being exhibited in a modern building.
To visit it with calm I recommend 1.5h since all the pieces are well curated and have captions along.
The path to follow it's not very clear initially, pay attention to the arrow on the floor!
Written 22 December 2019
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Stephen
London, UK96 contributions
Dec 2019
Fantastic objects beautifully curated in a stimulating and restrained presentation. Would appeal to interested children as it is light on too much and intriguing.
Written 7 December 2019
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