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Howard Carter House

N/r Valley of the kings | West Side, Luxor, Egypt
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Living history

Really enjoyed visiting this house and sensing Mr Carter's presence at every turn. It really does... read more

Reviewed yesterday
karen1050
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London
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Amazing hidden gem

I did think this would be a bit of a let down, how wrong I was!!!! You are able to walk through... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elaine442
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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“dark room” (9 reviews)
“worth a visit” (19 reviews)
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N/r Valley of the kings | West Side, Luxor, Egypt
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting this house and sensing Mr Carter's presence at every turn. It really does give you a sense of time and place. We were the only ones here which was great for us but not so good for business. If you have time,...More

Thank karen1050
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did think this would be a bit of a let down, how wrong I was!!!! You are able to walk through Howard Carter's house, to see the desk he sat at, with his notes and sketches of the tombs still on there. You see...More

Thank Elaine442
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice visit here to see the house he lived in when he discovered " the big one " everything inside the house is pretty much authentic and there is also a replica of Tutankhamen Tomb on site which is actually much better than the real...More

Thank eerzaweepieanbovril
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we visited we were the first visitors in 4 days. It was interesting to see exhibits used by Howard Carter and see the darkroom and camera equipment. It feels like it’s been left untouched. Coffee shop closed,saw the replica tomb of Tutankhamen which was...More

1  Thank neastloon
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

I've been to Egypt many times but this was the very first time I visited the house of Carter and now I put this visit as a must

Thank cochin09
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

i have visited the Carter house 4 visits now and it never ceases to enthral,and when we went they had Carter in a hologram which was quite remarkable to see him moving around his desk,it was like he was actually there,but I believe that is...More

Thank chami
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very easy to miss, Howard Carter's house near to the entrance to the Valley of the Kings and not on most guided tours. The house looks totally genuine and like he just walked out yesterday. You can read his original handwritten letters (appalling handwriting) or...More

Thank Dave M
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is an absolute highly recommendable visit for all tourists. Howard Carter is responsible for many of the discoveries in the area. Enjoy his house in all its originality and surrounding gardens.

Thank Celeste F
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

I've passed the old carter House many times over the years and decided to pop in last month when we went to the Valley. The museum was created with support from other agencies. Whilst its a simple affair, it puts the visitor into the shoes...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

It’s a house frozen in time, with the added attraction of a replica of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the back garden. While you’re in the Valley of the king’s worth seeing but not the most spectacular thing you will see in the Valley.

Thank 7143AB
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Orlandau
18 December 2017|
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Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
difficult to be specific. I guess some of the furniture was included already in the house, so would probably be local, or purchased by him when he moved in, but there's so much stuff that is definitely his; cases, cameras... More
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Jim G
7 October 2017|
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Response from chami | Reviewed this property |
2 days is not very long to spend in Luxor,but even so you should be able to see the VOK and Karnak and Luxor temple. There are buses to Luxor from Hurghada ,but quite a long journey,but I believe flights are available too.
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Alison S
12 November 2016|
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Response from Steven W | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on how you get to Luxor and who helps you when you are there. If you are on your own, you can simply take a taxi there. Ask them to stop at the ticket kiosk to get your tickets ahead of time. If you are... More
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