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Address: Shar'a Bur Bab El Khalk Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Islamic Cairo History Tour
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Unexpected gem of Egypt

After traveling around Egypt, I have to say this is one museum that is very well kept and focused on its message through its exhibits. The museum was shut down for 3 years and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After traveling around Egypt, I have to say this is one museum that is very well kept and focused on its message through its exhibits. The museum was shut down for 3 years and was opened again only 3 months ago after an unfortunate bomb that went off on site and damaged many of the artifacts, some were salvaged that... More 

1 Thank Jetsetgirl24
Brookline, Massachusetts
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a must for those interested in Islamic as opposed to Pharaonic decorative arts. It contains collections of wooden and metal crafts, tiling, textiles and ceramics of all periods up to the 18th century. The labeling of exhibits is useful but often quite inadequate in terms of individual objects. For the serious student, there is I believe a... More 

Thank NicJBoston
Luxor, Egypt
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I am very glad I had an opportunity to visit this museum. There is an excellent display of pieces of art from different periods of history. Ceramic tiles, glass, brass and copper, wood and carpets. The rooms are spacious and well lit. A number of guards are vigilant. Perhaps the documentation in English could give more detail.

Thank Johanna M
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45 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Museum of Islamic arts is a wonderful museum with a lot of Islamic ancient monuments among all ages of the Islamic ancient. Monuments of the Umayyad period from about 1300 years ago. The way of showing and demonstrating the monuments is amazing. The location is inside the old part of Cairo near by Al-Azhar area with its old mosques and... More 

Thank princemady
Middle East
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Today we finally got to spend a leisurely hour in the again newly reopened museum. We had visited it briefly just after being reopened officially by former President Mubarak and just before his subsequent exit from office. All said and done, it displays a concise but broad collection. Hectic to get to in Cairo traffic, but well worth the effort.

Thank Moshe B
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47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The place was just reopened after renovation, location is easy to reach by underground, Very well organized, very interesting , wonderful thing to see,note camera requires a paid permission

Thank amgd a
Bolton, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

After the terrorist bombing the museum has now been renovated and opened again. The layout is easy to follow, the descriptions of the timelines of the Islamic history is very good. The items are displayed well and labelled in English/Arabic. There is a good variety of items on display as well as a small outside area with an amazing fountain,... More 

Thank Catherine S
Guangzhou, China
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The Museum can be easily accessed by metro (nearest station is Naguib station and from there about 10 min walk along a main road). Please check my uploaded photo for opening hours and admission valid as of March 2017. Bring an ID as deposit of the photo-taking pass - they made a big fuss about it when I said I... More 

Thank Shuang Q
Cairo, Egypt
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Newly renovated and very beautiful Museum of Islamic Art is worth to visit. Very well organized with clear and detailed information both in English and in Arabic. A real jewel for ornaments lovers and calligraphy admirers. Ticket price for foreigners 50LE (3.5$). Easy to rich by metro.

Thank Nada P
Melbourne, Australia
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144 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Having just reopened it is definitely worth seeing. A small but wonderful exhibition of Islamic art. We were the only foreign tourists there.

Thank aussieskiman

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