File: Thousands of visitors flock to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat.
CAIRO - 9 April 2021: Thousands of Egyptian and foreign visitors flocked to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat to visit it and see the artifacts in the central exhibition hall from prehistoric times to the present, for the fifth day in a row since its opening of the main display hall in the museum and its reception of the royal mummies parade last Saturday.
Dr. Ahmed Ghoneim, CEO of the Museum Authority, indicated that the number of museum entrance tickets that were sold per day ranged between 1300-3000 tickets, in addition to the visitors who are allowed to enter the museum free of charge "over the age of 60" and medical staff and those with special needs, public school students less than 12 years old, and students of the Faculties of Applied Arts and Fine Arts, Department of Architecture and Engineering, Department of Architecture and Archeology, bringing the number of visitors per day to 7,000.
The museum’s board of directors had also agreed to grant a 50% reduction on the ticket price to Egyptians and foreigners for a period of two weeks from April 4 to April 17 to visit the central exhibition hall.
It is noteworthy that the Mummies Hall in the museum is currently being prepared to place the royal mummies that the museum received in their two display halls, provided that the visits to the hall will start on April 18, which coincides with World Heritage Day.