EGYPT

Alexandria
Alexandria Museum
110 El Horreya Rd. Raml Station, Alexandria
Houses over 1800 archaeological items on display chronologically rangin from Prehistoric and Pharonic periods, the Graeco-Roman era, to the Coptic and Islamic period.

Aswan
Nubian Museum
el Fanadek Street (opposite Basma Hotel), 81111
In an architecturally Nubian designed structure are sculptures, pottery, jewelry, weapons, coffins, Stelles

Cairo
Coptic Museum
Fakhry Abd el Nour street No. 4, Cairo

Egyptian Museum
Midan al-Tahrir, Downtown Cairo
houses the most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities in the world

The Grand Egyptian Museum [ website not working ]
al Remaya Square, Giza, Egypt
houses the largest archaeological museum in the world.

Solar Boat Museum
south of Great Pyramid of Giza
exhibition of the reconstructed and preserved Khufu solar ship that was buried near the second pharaoh as transportation to the after-life

Giza
Museum of Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil and Wife

Papyrus Museum
98 Haram St. El Haram
the oldest writing material that is in existence today, dating back. at least 5,000 years.

Luxor
Luxor Museum
Center Corniche Ave, Luxor
Set on the west bank of the River Nile, it houses a collection of artifacts from the ancient Thebes period.

ETHIOPIA

Addis Ababa
Red Terror Martyr's Memorial Museum
Bole Road, Addis Ababa
A museums dedicated to the martyrs that gave their lives for the well being of the Ethiopian oppressed people today. There are preserved artifacts, photographs and rare documents of this dreadful era from a brutal regime.

Ethnological Museum
Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa
A former palace of Emperor Haile Selassie is located on the grounds of Addis Ababa University.

KENYA

Nairobi
Karen Blixen Museum
Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100
Formerly the home of author Karen Blixen who wrote the book "Out of Africa" it was restored by the govt for tourism.

Nairobi National Museum
Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100
Features an art gallery, temporary exhibitions, botanical gardens, a nature trail, shopping and dining facilities which are staples of Kenya national heritage (nature, culture, history and contemporary art).

Mombasa
Fort Jesus Museum
Ndia Kuu, Mombasa 00200
A popular fort built in the 16th century by the Portuguese for trade of commodities and slaves. It is on World Heritage site list.

MOROCCO

Casablanca
Museum of Moroccan Judaism
81 rue chasseur Jules Gros

Tangier
Museum of Antiquities
American Legation Museum
Forbes Museum

Tetouan
Archaeological Museum
Ethnographic Museum

Meknes
Dar Jamai Museum
R705, Meknes, Morocco

Rabat
Oudaias Museum
Kasbah des Oudayas, Rabat

Natural Science Museum

Archaeological Museum

Fez
Dar Batha Museum
5, Place Batha Oued Fejjaline

Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts
(Pl. Nejjarine)

Musee des Armes
Borj Nord

Talisman Art Gallery
No. 150 Sidi Moussa Guerniz

Marrakesh
Maison de la Photographie

Dar Si Said Museum - Museum of Moroccan Arts
Derb El Bahia - Riad Zitoun el-Jedid
Ancient and contemporary Morroccan art

Museum of Marrakesh - Musee de Marrakech
Place Ben Youssef
Inside the former Muslim palace of Dar M'Nebh. All the exhibits are in Arabic and French.

Bert Flint Museum
Musee de Bijoux Nawahi - (db ouayhah n 36/37 sidi abde el aziz)
Museum of Marrakech

Essaouira
Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Museum


MOZAMBIQUE

Maputo
Natural History Museum
Praca Travessia do Zambeze 104, Maputo


NAMIBIA

Swakopmund
Swakopmund Museum
Strand Street
A privately managed museum with displays of ancient periods to colonial times.

Damara
Damara Living Museum
Strand Street
History on how the Damara lived prior to colonization, such as how they dressed, hunted for food and created medicine.


NIGERIA

Lagos --> TRAVEL ALERT: SECURITY CONCERNS
Black Heritage Museum
Badagry, Lagos


RWANDA

Butare
National Museum of Rwanda
3, Butare 25
displays information on the history and cultural of Rwanda

SENEGAL

Dakar
IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum)
Rue Emile Zola, Dakar
the oldest art museums in West Africa, also known as The Musée de l'Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire, houses collections from Francophone Africa

SEYCHELLES

Mahe Island
Seychelles Natural History Museum
Independence Avenue near Albert Street, Victoria
exhibits about flora, fauna and geological development of the Seychelles as well as promoting environmental behavior for preservation

Praslin Island
Praslin Museum
Route de Cote d'Or, Praslin Island
A private museum with exhibits covering the culture and traditions of society in Seychelles

SUDAN

Khartoum
Sudan National Museum
Sharia Al Nil, Khartoum - see TRAVEL ALERTS
features an excellent historical depiction of society in Sudan

TANZANIA

Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Olduvai Gorge Museum
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Abundant in archaeological history and evolution with fossils laying on the ground in the excavation section.

TUNISIA

Carthage
Carthage Museum
Colline de Byrsa, Cartago 2016 Byrsa Hill
a collection of artifacts dating back 2000 years ago, during the combat with Rome for military and cultural dominance.

Djerba Island
Guellala Museum
BP 102 4155 Guellala, Djerba Island
features an excellent display of pottery along with a circular observation tower

El Jem
El Jem Museum
Route de Sfax, El-Jem 345
contains the remains of a Roman amphitheater on the UNESCO World Heritage list

Sousse
Sousse Archaeological Museum
Rue Abou Kacem Echabi, Sousse
Houses beautiful roman mosaics, well preserved sculptures, lapidaries, and terracotta funerary objects, coming from numerous locations of the ancient Sahel region.

Museum Dar Essid
Hamid el Ghazali, Sousse

Tunis
The National Bardo Museum
Rue Mongi Slim, 2000
Contains an abundance of pieces originating from the excavations performed since the 19th Century within Tunisia. The country's historical wealth is symbolized by the quality and the scarce pieces on display.

UGANDA

Kampala
Uganda Museum
5-7 Kira Road, Kampala,
the oldest and largest museum in Uganda with sections covering music, archaelogy, science, ethnic origins, and paleontology.

ZAMBIA

Livingstone
Livingstone Museum
Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road
exhibits featuring photographs, prehistoric times, musical instruments and artifacts

SOUTH AFRICA

Bloemfontein
Anglo Boer War Museum
Monument Road Bloemfontein
Displays are dedicated entirely to the Anglo-Boer Wars of 1899 to 1902

National Museum, Bloemfontein
16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein 9301,

 

Cape Town
Cape Town Diamond Museum
1st Floor, The Clock Tower Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001
A tourist attraction dedicated to the history of the most coveted gem, the diamond.

The Iziko South African Museum
25 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Features over 1.5-million specimens of scientific significance. The collections and exhibitions currently range from fossils that are approximately 700-million years old to insects and fish as well as handmade stone artifacts.

District Six Museum
25A Buitenkant Street Cape Town,8001
District Six was originally a mixed community of blacks, merchants, artisans, labourers and immigrants. In the 1960s over 60,000 people were forcibly removed and displaced to flats far away. The museums serves as a reminder with photos, documents and historical narratives of the govt.

The Heart of Cape Town Museum
Groote Schuur Hospital, Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town 792
Experience the hospital that successfully performed the first ever human heart transplant in 1967 bvy listening to the stories of medical staff and patient and relatives.

South African Jewish Museum
88 Hatfield Street, Gardens 8001
History of jewish people in South Africa with special exhibitions

Robben Island Museum
Springbook Experience Rugby Museum

 

Dundee
Talana Museum
Talana Hill, Dundee 3000
considered one of the best in South Africa it includes history of Dundee, 19th century living, wartime artifacts, ceramics, bead artistry, and much more.

Franschhoek
The Franschhoek Motor Museum
L'Ormarins 7690
dedicated tothe history of automobiles spanning 100 years featuring unique collections of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in L'Ormarins

 

Johannesburg
Apartheid Museum
Cnr Northern Parkway & Gold Reef Roads

Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum
8287 Khumalo St, Orlando West, Soweto Johannesburg
A museum dedicated to the youths who stood up to Apartheid containing enlarged photographs uprising with comprehensive commentary along with audio-visual presentations.

National Museum of Military History
20 Erlswold Way, Johannesburg
information and documents on the nation's involvement in large military battles with records, journals, weapons and photographs.

Robben Island Museum

 

Mossel Bay
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500
the oldest post office in Africa. The Complex includes a Maritime Museum, a Shell Museum; Dias' Spring which is a collection of nearby history, and Munro's Hoek Cottages.

Pretoria
Transvaal National History Museum
Paul Kruger Street S, Pretoria

Natural Cultural History Museum

Rivonia
Liliesleaf Farm & Museum
7 George Avenue, Rivonia, (suburb of Johannesburg)

Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch Village Museum
Erfurthuis Ryneveldstreet 37
features four houses of cultural importance along with their adjoining gardens

Swellendam
Drostdy Museum
18 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740

MIDDLE EAST

Afghanistan

Kabul
Kabul Museum
Darul Aman Road

Iran

Tehran
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
N Kargar St,

Glass & Ceramics Museum
Si Tir St

National Museum of Iran
Emam Khomeini Ave.,
exhibits on the deep and rich culture of Iran with collections of sculptures, ceramics that go back as far as the 4th and 5th centuries BC

Reza Abbasi Museum
972 Shariati Street
art works from the 2nd millenium BC to the early 20th century

Israel

Haifa
Reuben and Edith Hecht Museum
Universty of Haifa

Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum
Alnbi St 204

Mada Tech - The Israel National Museum Of Science
25 Shmariyahu Levine St. / 12 Balfour St

Jerusalem
Bible Lands Museum
21 Stefan Wise Street, Museum Row

Israel Museum
11 Ruppin Boulevard, Hakyria, near the Knesset

Tower of David Museum
Jaffa Gate

Museum on the Seam

Tel Aviv
Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum)
2 Haim Levanon St., Ramat Aviv
A number of exhibitions dedicated to various topics such as Archaeology, Judaica, Ethnography, Material Culture and Applied Arts of the Land of Israel.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art
27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd

Ilana Goor Residence and Museum
4 Mazal Dagim Street

Independence Museum
16 Rothschild Blvd

Palmach Museum
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Ramat Aviv Israel

Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth)
Tel Aviv University, Entrance from gate #2 (Matitya gate), Ramat Aviv

Jordan

Amman
National Archaeological Museum
Old Town,

The Jordan Museum
Ali bin Abi Taleb Street Ras Al-Ayn Area

Royal Automobile Museum
King Hussein Park

Kuwait

Kuwait National Museum
Arabian Gulf St

Hawalli
Tareq Rajab Museum
PO Box 6156 Hawelli

Popular Exhibits

While there are no standouts, the museums in South Africa are very enjoyable, especially the Talana, and mostly anything with artifacts or Egyptian artworks.

Famous Works

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  • Egyptian hieroglyphs with cartouches at the Luxor Temple Egyptian hieroglyphs Luxor Temple, Egypt
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