The Minister of Culture, Inas Abdel Dayem, has officially announced an increase in fees for national, art or cultural museums associated with the fine arts governmental sector.

While the reason for the decision to increase fees was not disclosed, Abdel Dayem explained that the change in prices will vary from one visitor to another; expats should expect to be paying higher prices than locals and camera-holders.

The updates in prices of all the museums were published in the official Egyptian gazette and it was also stated that visitors with special needs, seniors above 60, children younger than 12, members of professional art unions, and members of national committees for international museums are exempt from any payment.

The new ticket prices for the effected museums are as follows:

The Egyptian Museum of Modern Art / Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum

  • Locals: EGP 10
  • Students: EGP 5
  • Expats or tourists: EGP 20
  • Camera-holders: EGP 20

Artistic & Cultural Museums: Al-Nasr Museum of Modern Art / Effat Nagy & Sa’ad Al-Khadem Museum / Mohamed Nagy Museum / Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum / Zakaria Al-Khanani Museum / Rati b Sadik Museum / Anji Aflaton Museum / Hassan Heshmat Museum

  • Locals: EGP 5
  • Students: EGP 3
  • Expats or tourists: EGP 10
  • Camera-holders: EGP 20

National Museums: Beit El-Umma Museum / Ahmed Shawki Museum / Taha Hussein Museum / Mansoura Museum (Dar Ibn Loqman) / Denshway Museum

These museums will be seeing a different increase in prices.

  • Locals: EGP 5
  • Students: EGP 3
  • Expats or tourists: EGP 10
  • Camera-holders: EGP 20

El-Abnoudi Museum and Mustafa Kamel Museum will remain free of charge for everyone.

Main image from The Egyptian Museum of Modern Art Facebook page.