1- The Culturama

It is a remarkably informative multi-media presentation of Egypt’s heritage across 5000 years of history up to modern times, with highlights and examples of Ancient Egyptian, Coptic and Muslim heritage.

Free-of-charge, and lasting for 15-20 minutes, it is displayed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, as per the following schedule:

 Arabic  English French Spanish
12:00 noon 1:00 pm 12:30 pm 1:30 pm
2:30 pm 3:30 pm 2:00 pm
3:00 pm

1. The maximum capacity of the hall is 70 seats.
2. Prior reservation for Culturama is a must for school visits and groups and the reservation should be at least 5 days in advance.
3. In case of technical problems, the show may be cancelled without prior notice.


2- Sadat Panorama

It is a new panorama show presented in the Culturama Hall about the life of the late President Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat. The Sadat Panorama is presented at the same time of the Culturama Show upon request:

12:30 pm (French) 1:00 pm (English) 2:30 pm (Arabic)


3- Heliopolis

Heliopolis is considered one of the most important accomplishments of the Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT). It is a panoramic show about the establishment of the city of Heliopolis and its most important landmarks.

The show is displayed from Sunday to Thursday following the Culturama show.


12:00 pm

2:30 pm


4- The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead is an illustration of the ancient Egyptians’ beliefs in what they will encounter during their journey to the other world. This papyrus is considered the first operatic work in Hieroglyphic.

Making prior reservations at the Guided Tours Desk is required.


5- Congo Show

The Congo Panorama is one of the most important achievements of the Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT). It is a panoramic show that aims to document the natural and human heritage of Congo and to strengthen the Egyptian relations with other African countries, especially the Nile Basin countries.

Making prior reservations at the Guided Tours Desk is required.


6- The BA: Past, Present and Future Film

Screening of “The BA: Past, Present and Future” film that shows the history of the ancient Library of Alexandria, and the efforts done to revive it. The film also highlights the BA different services and activities. It is followed by a guided tour. The film lasts for 12 minutes, and requires prior reservation. 


7- Children's Show

Presentations can be scheduled for children ages, 4-9 years and are designed in order to explain and describe the history of the Ancient Library of Alexandria, and the building of the New Library in a simplified manner using animation. Only through reservation, these presentations are available on any day (except Friday and Saturday) at 9:00 am, 10:00 am and 11:00 am. The presentations lasts approximately 45 minutes each, along with a tour of the Library building.

  • Children may also visit the children’s library from 6 to 11 years old but in this case a prior reservation should be made (ext:1628)
  • The entrance of the library is free of charge for children under 6 years of age (either non-Egyptians or Egyptians).
  • The entrance fee is 50 piaster for Egyptians and 5 pounds for foreigners for the children above 6 years of age .
  • For this presentation to be displayed, we should have at least 20 children


8- Family Visit Program

The BA Visits Department is announcing their organized family tours that will be held during the mid-year and summer vacations. The tours include the following:

  • The Children’s Library and Young People’s Library
  • A screening of The BA: Past, Present and Future film
  • An introductory tour of the BA to explain its history
  • The Permanent Exhibitions
  • The Antiquities Museum
  • The Manuscripts Museum
  • The Sadat Museum
  • The Culturama show

The tours will take place from Sunday to Thursday, 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. The program lasts approximately two hours and is open to all participants aged six and over.

For more information or booking, please contact the Guided Tours desk.

Telephone: +(203) 483999.

Ext.: 1573

Kindly note that the admission tickets include the Family Visit Program.