Speciality Museums in Cairo

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Speciality Museums in Cairo

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  • rmartinmitch
    Boston, MA459 contributions
    We had a chance to visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities during our recent trip to Cairo. Have to admit that we were a bit disappointed by the state of the builiding and of the collections. Wondering if some of the best of the museum's offerings are being moved to the newer museums that are opened or in planning stages.

    One major attraction was the King Tut room. Most of the major pieces from the tomb are on display, although you will have to visit the Valley of Kings to see Tut's mummy.

    Still worth a visit - jus not quite up to our expectations.
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • jsthouston
    Houston, TX6,145 contributions
    Of the houses and palaces we visited in Cairo this was our favorite. A maze of rooms, what it must have been like to grow up as a child in a place where one could no doubt disappear and not be easily found. The wood work is amazing and the interior courtyards peaceful and relatively cool. Only maybe 20 to 25 of the rooms are open but that is enough to convey how the rice in Cairo lived 300 and more years ago. A Wonderful place for anyone interested in architecture to visit. We spent a bit over an hour taking in the marvelous ceilings, doors while going up and down and all around.
    Written 1 May 2021
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  • Shobha M
    19 contributions
    The tour was well executed and covered most of the places of interest but 3 day Cairo and 3 day Nile cruise with sightseeing was quite hectic . Our egyptologist (guide) Temier was pleasant and shared extensive details of each monument..We took only hot air balloon ride from the optional visits and utilised the time to relax and catch on sleep. Almost everyday one has to leave at 4am for visits.Because of tight schedule one to rush through visits with little time left for shopping and photography.
    Another important point is you need to pay extra for CAMERA...not for phone cameras.
    You may be discouraged to go inside King pyramid but after travelling so far , it's worth a visit unless you have severe back n knee issues.It's not as difficult or claustrophobic inside ..
    Written 12 April 2019
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  • Emma B
    3 contributions
    Very shut building (April 2022) no phone calls went through. Local explained contents have moved to NMEC so we got a taxi there. Whilst it's sad to lose a unique and beautiful museum, the displays at NMEC were very good and I recognized many of the pieces from the Textile museum.
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • Noghnosh100
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia445 contributions
    This is fantastic place to visit specially if you are into War museum .
    Panorama presented in perfect way.
    Additional simulation place not to the standard and can be skip.

    Written 2 March 2020
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  • chairjoy
    Cairo, Egypt5 contributions
    This children's museum is a great place for family and children. They have many options for children like painting, baking, making chocolate and more. The green area is very relaxing along with the big playground for children. It is a great choice!
    Written 19 January 2018
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  • taistealai_fanach
    London159 contributions
    Our last attempt to visit, it was closed for maintenance (March 2018). A pattern emerges. My Cairene friends say it's great. From the outside (looking in) it's a gorgeous building in gorgeous grounds. My guess is that there are not enough visitors to keep it open all year round. Come on Sisi! There's more to Cairo than pyramids. If you want tourists, invest! And open the goddamn museum of islamic ceramics as well while you're at it. Thank you in advance.
    Written 8 June 2019
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  • James B
    London, UK15 contributions
    This museum was specially built to house the works of Mohammed Mokhtar, one of Egypt's most celebrated sculptors. Mokhtar died in 1934, but his works are still enormously popular with Egyptians. The elegant building houses 85 bronze, stone and plaster sculptures by the eminent sculptor.
    Written 4 December 2013
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  • sedasek
    Jihlava, Czech Republic70 contributions
    No system in the exhibits, they are placed just like here end there.

    There are signs in Arabic and English, some of them would deserve improvements though (for example, a sign "A model of a locomotive" is not much descriptive, and the sign stating that the travel speed of a jet passengers airplane was 80 km'/h is obviously not true etc.).

    I liked the models showing how the steam engines work and the real steam locomotive with the steam engine exposed.

    The entrance fee is EGP 50 for foreigners. I was apparently the only visitor at that time there, being closely watched and followed by security guys like if I'm going to steal something in every moment, which was embarassing.
    Written 7 September 2018
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  • SESAM80
    Kuwait City, Kuwait136 contributions
    You can not consider it as a Wax Museum, but it is funny. They can make a better but I do not know who did those statues as they are very bad and in a very bad condition.
    Written 28 July 2015
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  • Shunticia G
    2 contributions
    Mostafa was an excellent tour guide. He was knowledgeable of our tour and showed my husband and I an amazing time. He made sure we were able to do the activities that we had our hearts set on. I definitely would recommend having him apart of your Egypt adventure.
    Written 27 June 2019
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