Interactive Map of Ancient Egyptian Museum Collections

Updated: Jun 21

Ancient Egyptian artefacts have been dispersed across the globe and now feature in the collections of hundreds of museums and cultural institutions.


Use the map below to explore collections near you, and if any are missing, please let me know; this is a work in progress!

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Australia


Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture

The Museum’s collections include predynastic stone tools and pottery, Dynastic amulets, jewellery, figurines, painted panels and ceramics.


Australian Museum, Sydney

The Museum has a collection of around 1,100 items. The largest contribution to the Egyptian collection was the donation by Ernest and his brother Alfred Wunderlich (over 35%), followed by the Egypt Exploration Fund (30%).


Australian National University Classics Museum, Canberra

The collection, which is open to the public, spans the Mediterranean and beyond. It features examples of ancient art and objects of daily life from Greece and the Roman world, including Egypt and the Near East.


Melbourne Museum, Melbourne

Among the museum's small collection of Mediterranean antiquities are three important items that illustrate how that collection was formed and the perennial fascination with ancient Egyptian attempts to preserve the body to ensure eternal life after death. This includes two mummy cases, one that included the mummy of Tjeby the Elder, and the decorated wooden coffin of Nytamenkhamun.


Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania

Museum of art with around 460 pieces on display from a collection of more than 2,000 works. Less than half of this is contemporary art; it includes objects from Egypt and various parts of Africa, Mesopotamia and Mesoamerica.


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Ancient Egyptian objects are some of the earliest works to have entered the NGV’s collection and in the early twentieth century, the Gallery received regular divisions of objects from British excavations in Egypt.


Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney, Sydney

The collection includes artefacts representing ancient Egyptian history from the Neolithic to the late Roman period, with mummies, monumental sculpture, inscriptions and ancient organic materials. The founding collection was donated by Sir Charles Nicholson to the University’s Museum of Antiquities in 1860 and expanded during the late 19th and early 20th centuries through acquisitions from the Egypt Exploration Fund (now Society).


South Australian Museum, Adelaide

The Ancient Egypt gallery was originally established in 1939 and gives an insight into the religion, burial practices and everyday life of Ancient Egypt. The items in the gallery form part of the Foreign Ethnology Collection which holds more than 22,000 items from the Pacific, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.


Western Australian Museum, Perth

The Museum acquired numerous objects from early 20th century excavations in Egypt, complemented with objects donated or purchased to reflect ancient Egyptian culture. Most artefacts in this collection consist of pottery objects sourced from excavations in 1906-1913 at Abydos by William Leonard S Loat, and by John Garstang at various locations (Hierakonpolis, Esna, Hissayeh).


Austria


Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna

The Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection contains more than 17,000 objects dating from the Egyptian Predynastic and Early Dynastic periods to the early Christian era. Geographically their origins range from Egypt, Nubia, the eastern Mediterranean and Mesopotamia to the Arabian Peninsula. The collection is structured in four large areas: funerary cult, cultural history, sculpture and relief and the development of writing.


Belgium


Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels

(Cinquantenaire Museum) The museum contains archaeological artefacts from prehistory to the age of the Merovingians, as well as relics from Egypt, the Near East, Iran and Classical antiquity. Among the star attractions are the collections of Egyptian sarcophagi and Greek vases, the great mosaic floor from Apamea and the model of Ancient Rome.


Musée Royal de Mariemont, Morlanwelz

The Royal Museum of Mariemont is built around the personal collection of art and antiquities owned by the industrialist Raoul Warocqué which were bequeathed to the Belgian state on his death. It contains material he collected to illustrate periods of the Egyptian civilization that were still poorly represented such as pre-dynastic industries and technologies.

Brazil


Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro

(National Museum of Brazil)


Canada


Egyptian Museum of Mississauga, Ontario

The museum tells the story of Egypt through Ancient Egyptian, Coptic and Islamic replicas. Highlights include a replica of Tutankhamun's golden mask.


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal

A small but fine collection of Egyptian material complements over 10,000 archaeological objects and works by artists from many different cultures in the museum’s galleries.


Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montreal

The collection is the second largest in Canada, after that of the Royal Ontario Museum. It includes approximately 2000 ceremonial and religious items including polychrome sculpture, hieroglyphic texts, amulets, ornaments, bronze figures, 3 human and several animal mummies, stone vessels, Predynastic and Dynastic pottery.


Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

The largest and most important Egyptian collection in Canada is comprised of approximately 25,000 artefacts. with nearly 2,000 of these on display in the museum. From prehistoric Egypt to the time of Ptolemaic rule, nearly 2,000 rare and exceptional objects are showcased in the museum's galleries.


Croatia


Arheološki Muzej u Zagrebu, Zagreb

(The Archaeological Museum in Zagreb)


Denmark


Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen

(National Museum of Denmark)


Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

The display runs to more than 300 works demonstrating both the development of Egyptian art and significant works from each period. The collection has considerable range, not merely in terms of chronology but also in the representations of, first and foremost, Egyptian pharaohs, officials, scribes and gods.


Egypt


Alexandria National Museum, Alexandria

The national museum is located in a restored palace and documents the history of Alexandria from the Pharaonic era through the 19th century. Its 1,800 objects include statues recovered from under the waters of Alexandria’s Bay, Coptic icons, weapons, and chinaware. Labels are in Arabic and English.


Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria


Cairo International Airport Museum - Terminal 3, Cairo


Coptic Museum, Cairo


Egypt’s Capitals Museum, Cairo


Grand Egyptian Museum, Giza (opening 2022)


Hurghada Museum, Hurghada


Imhotep Museum, Saqqara


Kafr El-Sheikh Museum, Kafr El Sheikh


Luxor Museum, Luxor


Museum of Mummification, Luxor

The museum provides an understanding of the process the Ancient Egyptians used to preserve the body after death through the display of many tools, objects and equipment. It explains the ritual and religious significance of the practice through displays of canopic jars, elaborately decorated coffins, mummified remains, amulets and statues of deities.


Museu d'Assuan

(Aswan Museum on Elephantine)


National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Cairo


Nubian Museum, Aswan


Sharm al-Sheikh Museum, South Sinai

Tanta Museum, Tanta


France


Musée Anne de Beaujeu, Moulins


Musée Antoine Vivenel, Compiègne


Musée Beaux-Arts et Histoire Naturelle (Musée de Châteaudun), Châteaudun

Created in 1897 and containing the archaeological collections of the Sociéte Dunoise d`Archeologie (Dunoise Society) and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chartres, the museum holds has a good collection of Egyptian objects, including some found by Coptologist Émile Amélineau.


Musée Calvet


Musée Champollion, Figeac


Musée Crozatier, Le Puy-en-Velay


Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins, Mougins


Musée d'Archéologie Méditerranéenne, Marseille


Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie, Guéret


Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie, Laon


Musée d'Aquitaine, Bordeaux

The museum has a small display case containing ancient Egyptian objects, which complement the collections that trace the history of Bordeaux and Aquitaine from Prehistory to today and its connections to Africa and Oceania through its harbour.


Musée de la Castre, Cannes


Musée de l'Hotel Sandelin, Saint-Omer


Musée Guimet, Paris

(Guimet Museum)


Musée Granet

(Granet Museum)


Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble


Musée de Tessé, Le Mans


Musée des Antiquités, Rouen


Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon


Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole


Musée des Beaux-Arts, Limoges


Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseille


Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes


Musée des Confluences, Lyon


Musée d'Histoire Naturelle et Ethnologie, Colmar


Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, Perpignan


Musée du Louvre, Paris


Musée Francisque Mandet, Riom


Musée Georges Labit, Toulouse

(The Georges Labit Museum)


Musée Jacquemart André, Fontaine Chaalis


Musée Joseph Déchelette, Roanne


Musée Languedocien, Montpellier


Musée Lombart, Doullens


Germany


Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Leipzig, Leipzig


Ägyptisches Museum, Bonn

(The Egyptian Museum of the University Bonn)


Ägyptisches Museum, Neues Museum, Berlin


Heidelberger Zentrum für das Kulturelle Erbe, Heidelberg

The Egyptian collection of the Heidelberg Centre for Cultural Heritage contains approximately 4,000 finds that provide a representative cross-section of almost four millennia of pharaonic history, from early prehistory to the Arab conquest. Among the objects of the greatest importance and interest are sculptures, reliefs and architectural parts, mummies, coffins, papyri, ceramics, jewellery, and various small finds.


Museum August Kestner, Hanover


Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg


Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim, Hildesheim


Sammlung des Ägyptologischen Instituts der Universität, Tübingen

(Museum of the University of Tübingen)


Staatliche Sammlung für Ägyptische Kunst, Munich


Greece


National Archaeological Museum, Athens


Hungary


Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest


India


Indian Museum, Kolkata


Ireland


National Museum of Ireland, Dublin


Israel


Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem


Israel Museum, Jerusalem


Italy


Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca, Cortana

(Museum of the Etruscan Academy and of the City of Cortona)


Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples


Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Parma, Parma


Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna


Museo Egizio, Florence

(Museum of Egyptian Antiquities)


Museo Egizio, Sforza Castle, Milan

(Museum of Egyptian Antiquities)


Museo Egizio, Turin

(Museum of Egyptian Antiquities)


Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco, Rome


Museo Gregoriano Egiziano, Vatican City


Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Altemps, Rome


Università di Pisa Collezioni Egittologiche (Palazzo Mazzarosa), Pisa

The Edda Bresciani Egyptological Collections of the University of Pisa today represent a point of reference for scholars and enthusiasts of ancient Egyptian archaeology due to the importance of its finds, especially those from the area of ​​ancient Nubia. The museum houses a deposit from the estate of Ippolito Rosellini, the Schiff Giorgini Collection, the collection of the Ostraca of Oxyrhynchus and the AE Breccia Archive.


Lebanon


National Museum of Beirut, Beirut


Lithuania


Lietuvos Nacionalinis Muziejus, Vilnius


Norway


Museum of Cultural History, Oslo

The collection includes larger items such as mummy coffins and smaller objects such as mummified animals, wooden figures, bronze and ceramics, ushabtis, pottery, grave goods, scarabs, jewellery, flint arrows, textiles and papyri.


Netherlands


Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam


Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden


Poland


Muzeum Archeologiczne w Warszawie, Warsaw


Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie, Krakow


Portugal


Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon


National Archaeology Museum, Lisbon


Russia


Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow


The Hermitage, St Petersburg


Scotland

See UK for a full list, or read the report Ancient Egyptian Collections in Scottish Museums.


South Africa


Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town


Spain


Museo Arqueológico Nacional del Prado, Madrid

(The National Archaeological Museum of Spain)


Museu Egipci de Barcelona, Barcelona

(Egyptian Museum of Barcelona)


Museu de Montserrat, Montserrat


Sudan


National Museum of Sudan, Khartoum


Sweden


Etnografiska Museet, Stockholm

(Museum Of Ethnography)


Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm

(Museum Of Mediterranean And Near Eastern Antiquities)

The exhibition highlights change and continuity throughout Egypt's long history, from the first settlements in the Nile Valley, through the long Pharaonic period, and onwards to the Middle Ages when Cairo was the most important centre for trading and craftsmanship in the Mediterranean.


Världskulturmuseet, Göteborg

(Museum Of World Culture)

Victoriamuseet för Egyptiska Fornsaker, Uppsala

(The Victoria Museum for Egyptian Antiquities, Museum Gustavianum)


Östasiatiska Museet, Stockholm

(Museum Of Far Eastern Antiquities)


Switzerland


Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, Basel


Archäologischen Sammlung der Universität Zürich, Zürich


Bernisches Historisches Museum, Bern


BIBEL+ORIENT Museum, Fribourg

(Bible and Orient Museum)


Fondation Martin Bodmer, Geneva


Historical and Ethnological Museum, St. Gallen


Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva


Musée d'Ethnographie de Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel Canton


Musée d'Yverdon et Région, Yverdon-les-Bains


Turkey


Museum of Ancient Orient, Istanbul


United Kingdom


Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

The small Egyptian collection cared for by Aberdeen City Council has a number of good examples of Predynastic and Early Dynastic pottery. Most of the collection was donated to the institution in the name of Royal Navy Sub-Lieutenant John Russell Stewart Bell by his father, an antique dealer.


Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England


Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, England


Bolton Museum, Bolton, England


Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton, England


Bristol Museum, Bristol, England


Derby Museum & Art Gallery, Derby, England


Egypt Centre Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Swansea, Wales


Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England


Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow Museums has the third largest collection of Ancient Egyptian objects in Scotland and contains approximately 5,000 objects dating from the Predynastic Period through to the beginning of the Islamic Period. It also contains the Burrell Collection of 300 mostly unprovenanced examples of Egyptian art donated to the City of Glasgow in 1944 by Sir William Burrell.


Ipswich Museum, Ipswich, England


Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland


Macclesfield Silk Museum, Macclesfield, England


Manchester Museum, Manchester, England


Marischal Museum, University of Aberdeen


Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, England


National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland


New Walk Museum, Leicester, England


Norwich Castle, Norwich, England


Oriental Museum, Durham, England


Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London, England


Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, England


Sir John Soane's Museum, London, England


The Box, Plymouth, England


The British Museum, London, England


The Garstang Museum of Archaeology, Liverpool, England


The Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle, England


Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland


World Museum, Liverpool, England


Ukraine


Odessa Archeological Museum, Odessa


USA


Anniston Museum of Natural History, Anniston, Alabama


Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Memphis


Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida


Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts


Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York


Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, New York


Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia


Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio


Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver


Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois


Fleming Museum, Burlington, Vermont


Freer Gallery of Art, Washington


Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Berkeley, California


Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas


Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas


Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles


Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Shawnee, Oklahoma


McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Knoxville, Tennessee


Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York


Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta, Georgia


Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


National Museum of Natural History, Washington


Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri


Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey


Oriental Institute, Chicago, Illinois


Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, Connecticut


Penn Museum, Philadelphia


Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, California


Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose, California


San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas


San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, California


Semitic Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts


The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois


The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

Statuary, reliefs, stelae, funerary objects, jewellery and objects from daily life, dating from prehistoric to Roman Egypt, can be found in the Walters’ collection of ancient Egyptian art. Among the most impressive pieces are two monumental statues of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet; sarcophagi; an intact mummy, still in its elaborate wrappings; as well as images of private individuals and kings and impressive jewellery.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia


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