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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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).
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.
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.
Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro
(National Museum of Brazil)
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.
Arheološki Muzej u Zagrebu, Zagreb
(The Archaeological Museum in Zagreb)
(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.
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.
(Aswan Museum on Elephantine)
National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Cairo
Nubian Museum, Aswan
Sharm al-Sheikh Museum, South Sinai
Tanta Museum, Tanta
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 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
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
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
National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
Indian Museum, Kolkata
National Museum of Ireland, Dublin
Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
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.
National Museum of Beirut, Beirut
Lietuvos Nacionalinis Muziejus, Vilnius
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.
Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden
Muzeum Archeologiczne w Warszawie, Warsaw
Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie, Krakow
Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon
National Archaeology Museum, Lisbon
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
The Hermitage, St Petersburg
Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town
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
National Museum of Sudan, Khartoum
Etnografiska Museet, Stockholm
(Museum Of Ethnography)
(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.
(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)
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
Museum of Ancient Orient, Istanbul
See also the National Museums Scotland detailed report on Ancient Egyptian Collections in Scottish Museums.
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
Odessa Archeological Museum, Odessa
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.