The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is in the ancient city of Fustat, now part of Cairo, Egypt. The museum was partially opened in February 2017. But it officially opened its doors on 3 April 2021 by president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, right before the moving of 22 mummies, including 18 kings and four queens, from the Egyptian Museum in an illustrious event termed the Pharaohs' Golden Parade.
The Museum is specifically located in Fustat because it was first Egyptian capital after the Arab Islamic conquest, making it a logical choice for the site. The museum was designed to emphasize the unique location overlooking Lake Ain El-Sira, the last natural lake in Cairo.
The NMEC is the first museum to be devoted to the entirety of Egyptian civilization. The permanent collection is divided into two separate regions, one chronological the other thematic.