This museum was inaugurated at the end of 2003 and is located in a building in the style of an Italian palace that was restored for this purpose. The impressive building is located on Tariq Al-Horreya Street, which used to be the Rue Fouad, and the U.S. consulate used to be there, but today it is one of the sites that offers a better view of the antiquity of the city and the country.
The National Museum of Alexandria has gained more and more importance over time and is now considered one of the best in the country. Here you can see around 1,800 objects that tell the history of the city through the centuries with those that belonged to the Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic, and Islamic eras, as well as some recent ones from the nineteenth century.
Among the objects that can be seen from the Pharaonic period is a statue of King Mankaure, who built the third pyramid of Giza; a bust of Akhenaton and a number of tables, tools, and statues of the gods. From the Greco-Roman era there are some painted terracotta figures of Greek women and from the Roman era the bust of Emperor Adrian as well as scientific reports of the human body that were made at that time in the city.
On the floor dedicated to the Coptic and Islamic artifacts, you can see some icons of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and the Last Supper, as well as clothes decorated with gold and silver crosses, incense burners, doors inlaid with ivory, candlesticks, decorated ceramics, jewelry, plates, and crystal glasses, watches, and rings, some of which
The most remarkable thing about this museum is that it has a restoration laboratory and a state-of-the-art security system. In addition, an audiovisual room has been adapted in the basement so that visitors can browse the contents by computer and see each piece from all angles. On the other hand, the former garage used by the American consulate staff has been adapted as a conference room for 150 people and an open-air theatre with a capacity of 800 can be enjoyed.