Egyptian visitors to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir will be accompanied by guides during their tours. The service is offered free of charge and is meant to raise the people's cultural and archaeological awareness, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced on Wednesday.
The museum is offering this service throughout the summer vacation and on official holidays.
Sabah Abdel-Razek, director-general of the museum said the step was taken within the framework of the activities of the “Friends of the Egyptian Museum,” established in 1990 by former director of the museum Sayed Hassan.
“The service was launched during Eid El-Adha. It is delivered by young, well-trained Egyptian students at the faculties of archeology and art and tour guides,” she added.