Grand Egyptian Museum

Described as the largest archaeological museum in the world, it will house artifacts of ancient Egypt, including the complete Tutankhamun collection and many pieces will be displayed for the first time

Giza, Egypt

Coordinates: 29.994200, 31.118700

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), also known as the Giza Museum, is an archaeological museum under construction in Giza, Egypt.

The museum is sited a plot of land of about 480,000 square metres approximately two kilometers from the Giza pyramid complex and is part of a new master plan for the Giza Plateau.

Construction on the museum was set to be complete in the first quarter of 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic the museum opening was moved to 2021.

The total estimated project cost is US$550m, US$300m of which will be financed from Japanese loans, the remaining will be financed by the Supreme Council of Antiquities, other donations and international funds.

The new museum is designed to include the latest technology, including virtual reality. The museum will also be an international center of communication between museums, to promote direct contact with other local and international museums.

The Grand Egyptian Museum will include a children’s museum, conference center, training center, and workshops similar to the old Pharaonic places.

In May 2018, the last of King Tutankhamun’s chariots was moved to GEM.


The exhibition will cover about one third of the total museum grounds displaying 50,000 artifacts. The main attraction will be the first exhibition of the full tomb collection of King Tutankhamun. The collection includes about 5000 items in total and will be relocated from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Other objects will be relocated from storages and museums in Luxor, Minya, Sohag, Assiut, Beni Suef, Fayoum, the Delta, and Alexandria.