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Howard Carter’s House

  • Luxor, Upper Egypt, Egypt

Last updated: 28 April, 2024

Howard Carter, a renowned British archaeologist, is eternally remembered for unearthing the virtually intact tomb of the young Pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922 ­– a discovery that astounded the world.

This museum, in his former residence, retains is meticulously preserved as if he still lived there, offering an intimate glimpse into the remarkable lives of early 20th-century explorers.

Inside, you can explore his library, and photographic darkroom, and study with original tools and photographs. It’s dotted with artefacts, including a faithful reproduction of Tutankhamun’s tomb, as Carter himself found it, transporting visitors back to the moment of discovery.


Price from: £3
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

The museum is located on the West Bank of the Nile, near the entrance of the Valley of the Kings. It’s best visited as part of a tour of those tombs.

An hour here is usually enough.

When to do it

The museum is open all year round, from Saturday to Thursday. Closed on Friday.

Who to go with: organised tours


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  • Luxor

The Ramesseum is the mortuary temple of Ramesses II (Ramesses Meryamun Usermaatre Setepenre, also known as Ramesses the Great). It was intended to house the mortuary cult of the king when he died but was also dedicated to the god Amun. And if you have an interest in ancient Egyptian history, then it’s almost certain that you’ll already know about the discovery of the tomb of King Tut. When compared to other tombs, The Tomb of Tutankhamen was discovered by a gentleman known as Howard Carter Not only did he discover the tomb, but it the one in charge of its excavation, and as a result, it is his words and quotes that are so frequently associated with this epic discovery This private tour can be customized to your schedule with a variety of start times, including early departures that take advantage of cooler morning temperatures and guided visits with your Egyptologist guide.

Price $55

Min age 0

Rating 5 / 5 [3 ratings]

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