Ministry of State for Antiquities, Supreme Council for Antiquities
Partner in JV with Besix
The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is one of the largest museum development projects in the world, and it will be the largest archeological museum in the world once completed.
The total land area is around 117 feddans (≈ 490,000 m²) with a total built-up area of 167,000 m² divided mainly into three basic categories - exhibition galleries, conference center, landscaping areas, commercial retail and restaurants.
Located next to the Giza Pyramids, the Museum will host over 100,000 artifacts that belong to the ancient Egyptian civilization.
The Museum will also be hosting permanent exhibition galleries, temporary exhibitions, special exhibitions, children museum and virtual and large format screens with a total floor area of 32,000 m².
A separate exhibition is dedicated to the solar boat, which is considered the oldest boat in the world. The conference center is inside the main complex, and holds an auditorium with 1,000 seats, 3 seminar rooms each of a capacity of 250 seats, gallery space, meeting rooms, a businessmen center, and press room. The largest part of the museum project is designed to host a variety of outdoor activities through an open-air space system comprised of the piazza, an open-air exhibition, Dunal Park, Nile Park, recreational park, temple garden and land of Egypt Park.
The GEM is set to be inaugurated in 2021.