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Umm Kolthoum Museum

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1 El Malek El Saleh St. Manial El Roda, Cairo 11511 Egypt
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El-Malek El-SalehCairo Metro12 min
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L.A. wrote a review Feb. 2019
Cairo, Egypt156 contributions39 helpful votes
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A very special museum to those who love Om Kalthum. It is very small ..you can see it in 20 min ..plus 25 minutes for the short documentary of her life. In the same place there is the Nilometer and the Manesterly Palace...also short visits . Since you are in the area visit Mohamed Ali Palace first then go to the Om Kalthum Museum because on coming out of the gate ,after a 2 min walk, you will find a beautiful bridge ..take it to the other side n keep walking as if a straight line and u will reach the French mosque and Old Coptic Cairo and Amr Ibn Elass Mosque.There is a lot to see there.( this part was explained to me by a kind old man when I was asking for directions..I didnt do it myself but I wanted to mention it) Below are pictures of the nilometer ,the door of the museum and some of the medals Om Kaltjum has recieved.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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MadziaTravel wrote a review Dec. 2018
Cairo, Egypt4 contributions5 helpful votes
The Museum has a good personal collection of Um Kulthum's personal objects as well as an audio-visual library and a collection of musical notes. It is open Fridays. A morning visit on a sunny winter day is highly recommended. Plan a short visit to the adjacent Nilometer and Manesterly Palace. The view from the Palace's terrace is beautiful; the palace itself is rundown, but worth seeing, in my opinion.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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scheherezadeVA wrote a review Nov. 2018
USA54 contributions45 helpful votes
I had wanted to visit the museum on previous trips but somehow never managed to get there. I was so glad I did on this trip. A little difficult for our UBER driver to find but worth it if you are an Om Kalhtoum fan. Not crowded so you won't feel rushed. My favorite part of the visit was seeing her gowns, her famous scarf and sunglasses and viewing the video. The museum is situated on the grounds of Manesteraly Palace, where you can also visit the Nileometer, the palace and enjoy the grounds. Great photo ops from the tip of Roda Island.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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walid m wrote a review Aug. 2018
Wilmington, North Carolina867 contributions222 helpful votes
A nice collection of dresses and other things for her life. But really, a legend like um kalthoom should have a museum that is 10 times bigger than this. The current museum should not take more than 30 minutes to finish.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Dr.Traveller wrote a review Mar. 2018
Beirut, Lebanon98 contributions30 helpful votes
. It is one of those museums for a part of travelers & not all.. It is for um kolthoum lovers & those interested to know about a great icon in Egypt & the arab world.. . This museum is a small one, (maximum time to be spent there is 45-60 min) . It is near the Nilometer (actually directly beside it), so u can visit both at the same time . It is on the nile river, at the very tip of the gezira island (zamalek), making it a great place for taking pictures.. Especially that it is so calm there & not crowded (because it is not a well known place) so mostly u will have the whole place for u & few 2-3 people.. . Inside the museum, u will pay the entrance fee at the door, & u will go through a circular path.. 1st stop: um kolthoum dresses.. 2nd stop: audio-visual room, where u can find all things written about om kalthoum in the news, her songs notes, & u can listen to her songs & read about her life.. 3rd stop: her musical instruments, radios, discs, diaries, & sun glasses.. 4th stop: a room were u can watch a 15 min documentary about un kolthoum.. . This museum is one of the most clean & calm touristic sites in cairo.. . I highly recommend it for Um Kolthoum & Old arabic music lovers..
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Date of experience: March 2018
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