Alexandria National Museum


Taking its well-labeled exhibits from Alexandria’s other museums, the Alexandria National Museum (ANM) narrates the old grand city’s history throughout the ages, including the Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras.

Inaugurated in 2003, the national museum is located in an early 20th century restored palace of Al-Saad Bassili Pasha, a wealthy merchant at that time. Besides being used for the museum, the palace was once home to the American consulate.

Its 1,800 various artifacts contain statues recovered from under the waters of Alexandria’s bay, Coptic icons, weapons, and chinaware.