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Minister of Culture, Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem, has announced a new decision to implement an increase of prices to the entry tickets to the Artistic and National Museums associated with the Department of Fine Arts.
This decision included 11 artistic museums of which the prices have increased with different rates depending on the type of visitor, since Egyptians get different prices from foreigners, while students and professional photographers also get different rates.
For example, the price for entering the Grand Egyptian Museum for Egyptians is 10 EGP, 5 EGP for students, and 20 EGP for foreigners. The same goes for the Mahmoud Mohamed Khalil Museum and its campus.
There are 8 other artistic museums that have seen increases in pricing of all categories. Egyptians have increased by 5 EGP, students by 3 EGP, foreigners by 10 EGP, and photographers by 20 EGP. The 8 museums include: Effat Nagy & Saad Al-Khadem Museum, Mohamed Nagy Museum, Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum, Zakaria Al-Khanany Museum, Rateb Seddik Museum, Engy Aflaton Museum in Prince Taz Palace, and Hassan Heshmat Museum.
As for national museums, the decision similarly effects 8 of them. These include Gamal Abdel Nasser Museum in Mansheyet Al-Bakry, with a ticket that has increased to 10 EGP for Egyptians, 5 EGP for students, 20 EGP for foreigners, and 20 EGP for photographers. Not to mention increases in Bayt Al-Omah Museum, Ahmed Shawky Museum, and Taha Hussein Museum.
A positive spin though, is the 6 categories that are eligible for free entry to these museums: people with special needs, war veterans, those above 60 years of age, children under 12, members of art unions, and members of national committees for international museums can all enter for free.