The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir square achieved revenues of EGP 3m in October, according to the general supervisor of the museum Sabah Abdel Razek.
She said that the number of Arabs, foreigners, and Egyptians who visited the Egyptian Museum last month reached 40,000. The number of foreigners and Egyptians who visited the Egyptian Museum in November increased by 40% compared to recent months.
Abdel Razek predicted that the opening of the Egyptian Museum for evening visitations would increase the number of visitors which will contribute to maximising revenues.
The Supreme Council of Antiquities has decided to open the Egyptian Museum for visitors in the evening from 5:30pm to 9pm on Sundays and Thursdays for an entire year.
The museum received 66 visitors during the evening opening, including 50 Egyptians and 16 foreigners.
The museum’s entrance fees at night, endorsed by the Supreme Council of Antiquities, cost EGP 120 for foreigners, EGP 60 for foreign students, EGP 20 for Egyptians and Arabs, and EGP 10 for Egyptian students.
The ministry announced that the visiting fees for the two mummy halls in the evening is EGP 150 for foreigners, EGP 75 for foreign students, EGP 60 for Egyptian and Arab visitors, and EGP 30 for Egyptian students.
The museum has developed its internal and external lighting system to receive visitors in the evening, and intensified security procedures around the museum, as well as increasing the number of surveillance cameras.
The development of the lighting system included the installation of a number of cables and increasing the number of internal and external lights.
Alnasser Group took over the development of the lighting system inside the museum at a cost of EGP 1.2m. The company won the tender issued by the ministry in January, while El Sewedy Electric developed the external lighting system of the museum and changed its cable lines at a cost of EGP 1m.