Egypt: The Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Archaeology – Mostafa Waziri, has recently declared that the official working hours at the Egyptian Museum of Liberation and Pyramids of Giza will be extended by two hours from April 21, 2023.
The decision has been made under the directiveness of the Ministry of Tourism and Archaeology regarding the extension of the museum’s opening hours. As per the updates, the authorities have cited that “The museum will close at 7 pm instead of 5 pm and the pyramids at 6 pm instead of 5. pm”
In addition, under the plan of the Ministry of Tourism and Archaeology represented in the Supreme Council of Archaeology to activate the movement of visiting various museums and archaeological sites, said reports.
The update further read, “The official working hours of the Egyptian Museum in Liberation may be extended for two hours, starting Friday, April 21, 2023, before the museum is not visiting daily from nine a.m. to seven p.m. Pm the ticket window has to close at 6 pm.”
It is also decided to extend the official working hours in the area of the Pyramids of Giza starting from May 1, 2023, to receive its visitors from seven in the morning to six in the evening, and the ticket window will be closed at five in the evening, reports added.
On his part, Dr Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Archaeology, noted that this decision was made in order to provide Egyptian visitors and tourists with the opportunity to visit the museum and the Pyramids of Giza at night.
“Especially in light of the interest of visitors of different nationalities to visit them as one of the most important tourist destinations worldwide,” he asserted.
The reports further conveyed that the tourism companies have been notified of new opening hours, so they can set their tourism programmes according to the new times.
It should be noted that visiting the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir starts from nine in the morning to five in the evening and, during the month of Ramadan, from nine in the am to four in the evening.
In 2017, to celebrate the 114th anniversary of the opening of the museum, it was decided to open its doors at night and extend its visiting hours until 9 pm on Sundays and Thursdays only, but after the Corona pandemic, the official working hours returned from 9 am to 5 pm throughout the week.
As for the area of the pyramids of Giza, the visitation times start from seven in the morning until five in the evening and, during the days of Ramadan, from eight in the morning to four in the evening.