History Museums in Cairo

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History Museums in Cairo

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  • Robin R
    Hillsborough151 contributions
    Lovely, new, well lighted museum of Islamic Art which includes historical references. Excellent, uncrowded museum. We would rate this second to the newly opened Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Well worth an hour to 90 minutes!
    Written 2 February 2022
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  • AMohsen
    Port Said, Egypt404 contributions
    It is some sort of a hidden gem as being not that well known to everybody. It has a very cheap ticket and comprises several sections and buildings constructed and designed by the prince's own vision. The decoration elegance and the stories underlying the prince's intentions for building this palace and his decoration choices are all quite impressive. There are different parts, one room for special guests, the bedrooms, the dining room, the ladies seating room, hunting museum, the outdoor gardens..etc. Finally, it is quite hard to go with a private car due to the congestion and parking unavailability, so a taxi is much easier.
    Written 16 May 2021
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  • Samer J
    Amman, Jordan167 contributions
    An amazing historical palace in cairo dowtown very beautiful. Great architecture and very beautiful gardens . They just opened 2 museums inside the Palace. The weapons musem and the presidential gifts musems both musems are very beautiful we were lucky to have a great support from Mr Safwat the head of guides of the palace who gave us a great information about the palace and the items presented. The only two issues with this palace that it closes early and the main palace is not accessible to public unless you reserve two days earlier
    Written 23 May 2021
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  • 722Lola88
    Los Angeles, CA124 contributions
    A must visit when in Cairo. I recommend having a tour guide to help you navigate through the museum. Wear comfortable shoes as you'll be walking through the different areas of the museum. It was fascinating to learn about the civilization process. Many artifacts are displayed and my favorite part was the mummified display section of the pharaohs. Very informative tour and you leave with a great history lesson about Egypt civilization..
    I highly recommend this tour.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Manal
    Cairo, Egypt4 contributions
    Nice but could be bigger than this. Video room was not working. The group before was so noisy and no one cared to tell them to lower their voice. We are in a museum after all.
    Written 21 June 2021
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  • inezdeligt
    Utrecht, The Netherlands70 contributions
    If you enjoy to hear about the history of Egyptian ceramica, this is the place! Kind explanation and great shop!
    Written 24 December 2018
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  • Douglas K
    Madison, WI166 contributions
    Most of the reviews of this museum are by people who were visiting the Egyptian Museum. King Tut - Egyptian Museum. Mummies- Egyptian Museum. Most of the photos are of The Egyptian Museum. Photo of the hours and prices for the Egyptian Museum, you guessed it, The Egyptian Museum, not the National Geographic Museum.

    How can so many people be so clueless? This is very sad.
    Written 20 February 2019
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  • Alice R
    Hobart, Australia8,215 contributions
    We only got to stop here briefly before we were asked to move on, but a very poignant memorial and well guarded.
    Written 11 March 2019
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  • Marwa Z
    Alexandria, Egypt42 contributions
    at al Saufeya street , walking distance from Ibn Tulun Mosque.
    It is a real Hidden gem, although it is Relatively small and not furnished
    but it is quite Relaxing
    Written 12 April 2018
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  • Aiman_Madany
    Aswan48 contributions
    Qasr Al-Gawhara is a palace lie inside the walls of Saladin citadel in Cairo. this palace was built to be the main chair of Mohamed Ali pasha the ruler of Egypt ( 1805-1848 ).
    The palace has been built 1814, and stay the throne of the ruler from ( 1814-1860 ) when the khdive Ismail pasha the grandson of Mohamed Ali pasha, move the main chair to down town after he built Qasr Abdeen ( Abdeen palace ) beside Tahrer square.
    Written 15 September 2012
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  • Gene R J
    Silver Spring, MD7,952 contributions
    This Royal Stables is from 1922 and 1st used as a museum in 1952, then renovated in 2020. Our 9 AM entry cost 200 Egp ($11 for 2 foreigners).
    The covered courtyard and adjoining rooms preserve ~50 old carriages made in France & England from the reign of Khedive of Egypt (1863- 1879) and the reign of king Fouad (1917- 1936). Also displayed are period paintings, riding equipment and uniforms. Notable was the Alay Carriage-gift from Napoleon at the inauguration of the Suez Canal in 1869. Wonderful museum.
    Uber access was easy to go and depart
    Written 31 March 2022
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