Hurghada Museums and Art Galleries

(Hurghada, Egypt)

Picture of street in the city centreHurghada's museum and art gallery scene is not exactly booming, as most visitors come here for the sea and sand rather than cultural attractions.

The small but interesting Marine Biology Museum provides good preparation for keen divers and snorkellers, while Hurghada's new National Museum is amongst the main highlights.

Here are Hurghada's best museums and art galleries.

Marine Biology Museum

For those who don't dive but don't want to miss out on the show, the Marine Biology Museum north of Hurghada town offers a walkthrough underwater world. Here you will discover a good collection of coral reefs and a huge variety of Red Sea species, including turtles and sharks.
Open hours: daily - 08:00 to 20:00
Admission: charge

National Museum

Hurghada hosts the first national museum on the Red Sea coast, showcasing antiquities discovered in the Eastern Desert. Sited on the water's edge to include submerged monuments, the 22,000-square-meter building features four exhibition halls, artists' studios and performance spaces. Visitors are able to sample the whole range of Egyptian history - from Pharaonic through Islamic eras - all at one facility.
Open hours: not available
Admission: not available

Café del Mar

The restaurant-cum-art gallery Café del Mar is a recent addition to Hurghada's El-Dahar district. Enjoy some coffee or wine while perusing the art gallery, where local artists regularly exhibit their works.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: charge