Anyone who has visited Berlin, knows the Museum Island (German: Museumsinsel) - one of the largest and most famous museum complexes in the world.
Here, next to the famous Pergamon Museum, and Bode Museum there is the New Museum (German: Neues Musem), which consists of the Egyptian Museum and the Museum of Prehistory and Ancient History.
Admirers of Egyptian art can see here: sarcophagi, reliefs, sculptures (some of which are over 4,000 years old), papyri, everyday objects like furniture (even chairs), kitchen utensils, as well as jewelery, ceramics and numerous majolica figures. The most famous exhibit of the museum is the bust of Nefertiti from 1340 BC.
We have to admint admit that all the collected items are beautifully displayed and a lot of them are making big impressions. Despite this, for most children the museum might not be very attractive (there is no interactivity, far too little multimedia) - it's so to say a traditional museum in a way.
Compared to the museum in Cairo (obviously from the times before the revolution), or London exhibits it's less interesting. Definitely for older children - our recommended minimum age is 12 years.
Undoubted advantage are benches in the museum, where you can relax, because the building is quite big. Well marked, although the tour directions - in our opinion - make little sense. Service staff is very symphatetic.
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