Museums

Founded in Khartoum in 1971, the National Museum of Sudan, which includes glassware, pottery, statuary and figurines from both Sudanese history and pre-history, is the largest in the entire country. Ancient Nubia's Christian period is well-represented, with frescoes and murals dating back to the 8th century, while the Egyptian temples of Buhen and Semna, built by Queen Hatshepsut and Pharaoh Tuthmosis III and relocated to Khartoum before Lake Nasser was flooded, currently reside in the Museum gardens. The Palace Museum, located next to the Presidential Palace on Blue Nile Street, boasts a remarkable collection of antique luxury cars used by Sudanese & British dignitaries, including Queen Elizabeth II during her 1965 visit to Khartoum, while the main exhibition covers artefacts from both pre and post Independence days. Although small, the Ethnographical Museum houses a fascinating collection of items relating to everyday Sudanese village life such as musical instruments, clothing, cooking and hunting implements

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