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Museum of Islamic Arts

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Shar'a Bur Bab El Khalk Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a world-class museum on par with the Islamic Arts Museum in Kuala Lumpur. Lovingly restored after the bomb blast of 2014, the museum presents an impressive collection spanning from Fatimid to Ottoman eras. The artefacts are labelled meticulously and the English translations are...More

Thank Roman L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited few islamic arts museums/sections of museums worldwide. In Qatar, Malaysia, New York Metro Politan, etc.. The museum in Cairo is as good as those ones. When you have a tour inside, you will feel the quality and efforts done to have that...More

Thank Ayman H
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This museum is often overlooked by visitors to Cairo, which is incredibly unfortunate. It gives a great insight in the Islamic history of Egypt, following the different dynasties and offering a comprehensive timeline. It is much better organized and not as overwhelming as the Egyptian...More

1  Thank Annechien H
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The people working there couldn't have been more welcoming,the cleanliness of the museum is spot-on.Everything is well-organized. I would recommend starting from the left side of the museum and finishing off to the right since each section tells a different story in a chronological order.

Thank FS1414
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is rarely visted by western tourists, yet it is so beautiful and relaxing. Well laid out by period and theme, the exhibits are displyed in a visually stunning way. A cool and interesting break from the hustle and bustle of Cairo. The museum is...More

Thank markjango
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Today, Saturday, we went to the museum at around 13.00 and there was hardly anyone there... the museum is relatively new, clean, well maintained and objects are displayed well (although the lighting can be improved in some parts, such as the Indian (Mogul) paintings). Of...More

Thank Ronald_jelle
Reviewed 21 April 2018

If you love Islamic arts, you must go! I happily spent hours viewing the collection which was bigger than I had been expecting. What a beautiful place. The collection is very well organised, with plenty of information (in English and Arabic) about each dynasty in...More

1  Thank Emma B
Reviewed 20 April 2018

nicely displayed artifacts of Islam life from many centuries. Good descriptions in English and well lit. Nice garden area but not a must see attraction.

1  Thank jfd
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This museum is standing for over the last 100 years. Beside the Egyptian museum both will give tourists agreat deal of knowledge about egyptian history. The Islamic art museum was Reopened as one of the most organized , well presented museum in egypt, one of...More

1  Thank Mahmud E
Reviewed 12 April 2018

nice building amazing treasures very well displayed close to city center Nice small garden highly recomended

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