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Solar Boat Museum

Pyramids Zone | El Haram, Giza, Egypt
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Pyramids Zone | El Haram, Giza, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The faraos real life boat-painstakingly taken apart and buried in the rock and covered with sand has been reassembled. Imagine what an impressive boat-many thosand years before the vikings-and a much larger vessel. Should be seen by everbody with some interrest of history etc

Thank holidayknut
Reviewed 6 days ago

Entry to the museum is behind the Great Pyramid. Entry fee is LE60 and cameras are not allowed inside. The first level of the museum are some artefacts found at the site as well as the actual boat pit with some of the stones found...More

Thank Rodman100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the 5 boats buried with Cheops and reconstructed with the remains found intact and new materials identical to the one used at the time.

Thank Bruno F
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We went with a small tour group to visit the boat museum. I highly recommend going with a guide to explain everything. I enjoyed hearing about why the boats were built and what they were supposed to accomplish for the dead kings. The boat exhibit...More

Thank TexasFreqTraveler
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I am glad that we decided to have a look on our second visit to the Giza Plateau, found it very informative. I hope they expand it because it was small and you have to pay a separate ticket to see it. I heard that...More

Thank Shelly P
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Just south of the Great Pyramid is the Solar Boat Museum. Inside is a 4000 year old boat. Found disassembled in a stone pit beside the tomb and reassembled by a master builder over a period of 11 years, it is a time machine for...More

Thank pbrittle
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Just beautiful did not consume alot of time from our day but loved how detailed and the information presented really great

Thank HSekena
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Didn't go in, as time limited tour. However, stuck right in front of the great pyramid, in an ugly modern building that really spoils the pyramid views.

Thank Colin_J_R
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Truly amazing. I really enjoy this area. Twice in 2017..The Giza Solar boat museum was constructed around 1985. It is dedicated to display the reconstructed Khufu solar ship.

Thank G L
Reviewed 13 April 2017

the boat was discovered in 1954 and is still being studied today. Ancient Egyptians used to bury a “solar barge” near the tomb of their pharaoh because they believed that their ruler needed transportation in the afterlife. Parts of a cedar-wood barge were found in...More

Thank Marion W
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Hi! How much was the entry fee? Thanks ....
10 August 2015|
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Response from AhmedMorshedy | Reviewed this property |
50 Egyptian pounds for adults and 25 for students
If you have visited the pyramids through a cruise ship excursion, I would like to know if the ship's excursion included a visit to the Solar Boat Museum. If this visit is optional, will the guide buy the ticket for me?
26 March 2015|
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Response from FastoneTravels | Reviewed this property |
Hi - if the tour is not included, it is so easy to get a ticket, the ticket booth is right outside the entrance to the Solar Boat museum, which is right next the the Big Pyramid of Khufu. It takes about 15 to 20 mins to tour... More
Can I use US$ to buy a ticket to the Solar Boat Museum or is only the Egyptian pound acceptable?
13 March 2015|
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Response from FastoneTravels | Reviewed this property |
I paid in Egyptian Pounds - I did not get the understanding that you could pay with Dollars. I agree with the other travelers - withdraw EGP at an ATM or exchange USD in Egypt. There are many places where you can exchange... More