The New Grand Egyptian Museum-The GEM- The Largest Archaeological Museum in the World- Egypt New Museum- The GEM opening 2021

The New Grand Egyptian Museum (The GEM) Opening soon

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) will be Opening most likely in 2023, but they have not determined a date yet, however the project is %99 completed. The delay in opening the GEM was due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, and Egypt wants to pick a perfect time as it is probably the most important achievement of Egypt in decades. Egypt will welcome yet another Jewel of the Nile. The Grand Egyptian Museum, aka the GEM.  Currently, many artifacts await their debuts in the basement of the Cairo Museum or in surrounding warehouses. The GEM will have the room to display many of these unseen treasures.  In addition, the New Egypt Museum will have Tutankhamen’s entire tomb, containing over 5,000 items. The treasures will move into its new home and be displayed in its entirety for the very first time.  Archaeologists, Egyptologists, and tourists are anxiously awaiting for this museum. The GEM will be the largest archaeological museum in the world.

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The GEM’s Location and eventually connected to the Pyramids Complex

The New Grand Egypt Museum and The Pyramids
Grand Egyptian Museum and The Pyramids

The New Grand Egyptian Museum, situated less than two miles from the Giza Plateau. It will serve as the gateway between the ancient Pyramids of Giza and the modern city of Cairo.  Its views of both will be stunning. In addition to the museum space, will contain parks, gardens, observation areas, cafes, restaurants, an amphitheater, a conference center, a children’s museum, and workshop areas.  A fire station and energy center will also be housed within the GEM complex area.

The Mission and the unique design of the New Grand Egyptian Museum

Grand Egyptian Museum 2022 Layout overview
Grand Egyptian Museum design and layout

According to the official GEM website whether for adults or children visitors. “The mission of the museum is to preserve, document, conserve, research, exhibit its collections and educate and entertain them. The major concern of the museum is to satisfy visitors through serving as a world –class, hospitable and dynamic institute. It will engineer new experiences capable of raising the visitors’ curiosity and including the pleasure of discovery and enjoyment of culture.”

The GEM 2023 should fit well into the existing landscape.  The challenge has been to design a building with a unique beauty. It will not compete with the amazing beauty of the Giza Pyramids.  Its design will be like the foldings within the desert sand (desMena).  The façade of the GEM will be a translucent alabaster stone that uses geometrical shapes (Sierpinski fractal pattern). This will be as well as light to provide for a visually stunning building. Its north and south walls line up with the Great Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Menkaure. 

The New Grand Egyptian Museum will house over 100,000 artifacts to be the world largest archaeological museum

Ramses Statue Grand New Egypt Museum
Ramses Statue at the Entrance of the New Grand Egyptian Museum

While the GEM 2023 will house about 100,000 artifacts spanning 7000 years of Egyptian history. It will also include the latest technology.  There will be virtual reality exhibits. The museum will also promote contact with other local and international museums. This will be by providing an international center of communication.  Visiting the Grand Egyptian Museum will definitely be a highlight to any Egypt adventure.


When you tour Egypt with EGYPT FOR AMERICANS and the new Egypt museum is open, we will include a tour of the New Grand Egyptian Museum at no extra charge on your end. Book your tour package with us before the end of 2023 to lock in this treat. Plan your Egypt Tour NOW to be one of the first to enjoy the largest archaeological museum in the world opening most likely in 2023.

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  1. Richard Grant on February 27, 2021 at 11:18 am

    Is photography allowed?

    • Egypt for Americans on February 27, 2021 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks Richard for your question. The museum is not open yet to the public, and the photography rules/fees are not posted yet.

    • Egypt for Americans on March 6, 2021 at 12:29 pm

      •Drones are not allowed in Egypt.
      •High Tech Professional long zoom Cameras are not allowed, unless a special bureaucratic and costly permission is granted pre arrival.
      •Photography at the tourist sites for tourists are absolutely welcomed. However any outfit, costume or dressing looks irregular or seems commercial, the local authorities will impose big commercial fees.

  2. Nancy Beardsley on February 28, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    What month in 2021 do you think it will really open? Planning on a trip in November 2021. Any hope for it to be open?

  3. Lynne K Chesser on March 2, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Looking forward to a visit in Feb or March 2022,pending the museum is open. Would like a private small group tour.