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Abdeen Palace Museum

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Address: Moustafa Abdel Raziq Street | off Abdeen Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Phone Number: +20 2 391 0042
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Formerly serving as a royal palace until the end of the monarchy in 1952,...

Formerly serving as a royal palace until the end of the monarchy in 1952, this history museum features a large collection of weapons and medals including knives, guns, cannons and an exhibit of medals.

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A Non-Forgettable Experience

Well, The Place is HUGE, Many Antiques, and The Museum is Full Of Modern Kings Of Egypt's Stuff including guns, Statues, Gifts from other rulers of other countries and also gifts... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 June 2016
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Well, The Place is HUGE, Many Antiques, and The Museum is Full Of Modern Kings Of Egypt's Stuff including guns, Statues, Gifts from other rulers of other countries and also gifts from other rulers to presidents of Modern Egypt.

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New London MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This site was not high on our priority list but was close by and we had the time. We were pleasantly surprised to find it a nice escape from the noise and traffic of Cairo. Beautiful gardens walled off from the city and a terrific--mostly military-museum within. Excellent arms collection if you like that. We stopped for coffee and tea... More 

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Thank KentNewLondonMN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

if you were a fan of royalties ,history , weapons collections ,this is the right place to go , u will be mesmerized at every piece ,hundreds of unique pieces of weapons from different places and different era ,a wonderful place to visit ,one visit is not enough to pay every collection the required attention

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Thank amgd a
Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

I was expecting to see some of the rooms with great architecture and colours inside?. Weapons ,silver ,gifts from diffident country ,.It was ok if you to that sort of things. Nicly displayed . Wish they did that in Cairo Museum.

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Thank Alina K
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

This museum has some wonderful artefacts from history. From every type of historical weapon through to the gifts that have been given to the current and former leaders of Egypt there is so much to see. It is a shame the Palace if not open otherwise it would be an awesome day out. The gardens you walk through before entering... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

It was actually fantastic. My husband was geeking out over all of the unique guns and swords. I'm not into historical weapons but it was actually great. Amazing displays of antique weapons of all kinds. Small bronze statues and all of the president's gorgeous gifts from other nations. Very well displayed with fantastic descriptions of each item.....unlike the Cairo museum.... More 

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2 Thank Jill H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Beautiful garden before entering. I was impressed. I wasn't excited about seeing guns and swords but i was wrong. They were not just weapons, I'd prefer calling them pieces of art, unfortunately used to kill. Beautiful crafted swords with jewels, paintings and caligraphies. And from all over the world, even some samurai swords. And you can see how as the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

I wish the palace was all open for guests...We could only visit the museums part... The palace is really beautiful from the outside. As for the museums, everything is beautiful and well organised. Don't miss it out because it shows an important part of Egypt's History when it was under the reign of khedewi Ismail and kings Fouad and Farouk.

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1 Thank Roula B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

Words cannot describing such a place ... It's really one of the most great museums Not only in EGYPT but may be in the whole World.. You feel the greatness and glory of the Egyptian history and a very uniq art that you notice in every details.. One of the most recommended places to visit..

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

stunningly amazing exhibitions.....the museum is divided into halls one for arms n weaponry one for documents one for the gifts the royal family received and one for their personal belonging mainly their silverware and glassware etc . there is a ticket for the camera. u are not allowed to enter the palace itself these days for renovations and when open... More 

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