Virtually explore the National Suez Museum galleries and collections with our new VR experience.
Daily: 09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m. all weekdays
23rd of July Street, Houd El-Ders, Port Tawfik, Suez Governorate
On display are 15 ,00of the museum’s rarest and most important artifacts. The idea of establishing a regional museum in Suez was in part, compensation for the loss of the old museum destroyed during the war of 1967 between Egypt and Israel. The artifacts of the old Suez Museum were rescued by the late museum curator, Abdel Hamid Gharib, who documented, packed and stored them inside sealed wooden boxes and sent them to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, thereby avoiding damage from the war.
The museum is a two-storey building, separated by an open hall displaying a set of Greco-Roman and Islamic columns. The scenario of the museum is very interesting as it depicts the story of the ancient canal dug by King Sesostris III, exhibited in the first hall, named “The Sesostris Canal,“ which is a collection of artifacts and statues of the ancient Egyptian kings who helped establish and protect the canal. Also displayed are a collection of artifacts discovered in “Wadi Gwasis” which includes Sao, a port on the Red Sea. It also includes several texts from the reign of Hatshepsut depicting the return of her fleet from the land of Punt, from where she brought ebony, ivory, and frankincense trees. A set of blocks inscribed with the god Hapi, a symbol of the Nile is also exhibited. These blocks were discovered in the Awlad Moussa area in the Gulf of Suez and are evidence of Nile contact with a distant region at the time.