Dr. Ragab's Pharaonic Village
This living museum is a fabulous attraction for the whole family to enjoy. Visitors sail down a network of canals in motorized barges where a cast of actors and actresses work to recreate ancient Egypt. All the characters from pharaohs and fishermen to slaves and potters are represented and even moments in history are recreated. Apart from the faithful reproductions of ancient Egyptian buildings, clothing and lifestyles, there is a complete replica of the tomb of Tutankhamen and a number of museums and interactive exhibits covering different periods of Egypt's history. Exhibits and activities change regularly making it a different experience every time you visit (and children are likely to want to visit more than once!), but favorites include the mummification exhibit and the Cleopatra exhibit. There is a small amusement park, a restaurant, shops and an art centre, as well as boat hiring facilities. The experience is fun and educational and will take a family at least a few hours to fully appreciate so be sure to allow sufficient time.
Address: 3 El Bahr El Aazam St, Cairo.
Telephone: (0)2 3568 86271
Opening times: Open daily 9am to 6pm. Open until 9pm in summer.
Admission: Prices range depending on what you choose to see and do but start at $15; free for kids under 4 years.