Open air museum
The site surrounding the Museum has received considerable landscaping
work which has been designed to enhance and fit in with the major existing
It has been planted with palm trees, flowers
and climbing plants, through which a watercourse flows to the rear of
the Museum, falling both across and down the site, over a series of
weirs to accommodate the natural fall of the ground.
The pathway around the site -along with other paved areas, sitting
areas, etc. - is constructed from granite and sandstone paving and
steps, and in addition to providing access around the site, also lead
to the various artefacts composing the Museum's outdoor exhibition.
Islamic religious buildings and antiquities occupy the Northern end
of the site. To the South can be found an artificial cave containing
prehistoric paintings and carvings collected in the Nubian area, an
open air theatre and the replica of a Nubian house, typically furnished
according to Nubian habits, folklore and traditions.