The Giza Solar boat museum was established in 1985 and devoted to display the Khufu Solar Ship. This museum was constructed by Khufu (King Cheops), the second Pharaoh of the fourth dynasty of the old kingdom of Egypt. The Khufu Solar Ship is an undamaged vessel built at the time of ancient Egypt and preserved in the Giza Solar Boat museum. This is the world’s oldest unharmed ship and is a ‘masterpiece of woodcraft’. This ship is one of the oldest, largest and preserved vessels of antiquity. Egyptians in the ancient period used to bury a solar boat near the tomb of their Pharaoh because they believed that their ruler needed a mode of transportation. The boat is one of the great findings of the ancient Egypt. The museum consists of paintings and models of boats from the ancient times. It took years to study the boat for reconstruction. It was rediscovered in 1954 by Kamal el-Mallakh and displayed to the public in 1982. The length of the ship is 43.6 meter and the width is 5.9 meter. It was protected in a hollow of bedrock and not used for sailing. It serves as the amazing visit for the visitors to enjoy the ancient times models of Khufu ship.
See also : Dont forget to visit the Egyptian Museum
How to Reach:
By Metro: The nearest metro station is Dokki from there it takes 21 minutes to reach the museum.
By Bus: Bus number 400 runs from Tahrir Square to Cairo and it will take 26 minutes to reach the destination.
Regular people: 50 EGP
Students: 25 EGP
Timings: Opens daily from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm.
Address: Solar Boat Museum, Beside Cheops Pyramid, Al Haram, Giza, Egypt.
Contact number: 0233857928."