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Address: 4 Maydan Ibn Tulun | Old Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Phone Number: 02/364-7822
Description: This museum features the items of antiquity collected by John...
This museum features the items of antiquity collected by John Gayer-Anderson, a British member of the Egyptian civil service in the 1930s and ‘40s, who restored two adjacent 16th- and 17th-century houses decorated with mashrabiyya screens and marble inlays.
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A window to the past.go there

It is a 400 year old house that is located on the fringe of old Cairo. The last owner, a British colonial officer with an interest in antiquities and little boy pictures... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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Cairo, Egypt
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It is a 400 year old house that is located on the fringe of old Cairo. The last owner, a British colonial officer with an interest in antiquities and little boy pictures, renovated it while preserving its heritage.The place is a perfect representation of upper class life in late Mameluke/early Ottoman era upper class life.

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Makkah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A place not to be missed. After visiting Ibn Tulun Mosque, just go to the side entrance to visit Gayer-Anderson Museum. Rooms of different cultures exists, and secret hiding place where womenfolk can sit and spied on the men / potential husbands, or just seeing the ceremony downstairs without being seen.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I come to Cairo often and have been meaning to visit here for a long time. Today I finally went - well worth it!! The house is a warren of wonderful rooms and close to other sights that also deserve a visit.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We loved looking around these amazing restored houses, but what made it so good was the guide who was the happiest and most cheerful person I have ever met. We were in a group along with 3 students one called Mr Anderson, so he got VIP treatment throughout the tour. Seeing it afterwards in the Spy who Loved was amazing.... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

in the middle of old cairo , beside IBN TULUN mosque , very nice model of the old Egyptian houses , and the way of living , worth to see

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United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Museum, is show the place , but to reach the place is not safe road at all , material , palace is still looks good

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Muscat, Oman
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147 reviews 147 reviews
55 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is such a interesting place, lots of beautiful vistas of buildings etc ,as well as historical objects like all of Cairo it is steeped in history. Well worth a visit if you get the chance

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Kuwait
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

For those who enjoys the Arabic architectural touches this place is your Mecca. There are other houses from around the same era, but non is well preserved as this house. Please take a guided tour as this will help you to save time and to enjoy the house even more.

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Cairo, Egypt
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I had a very nice time with my friends there. The house is really unique, in which you can see different cultures. Guided tours is a must!

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Cairo, Egypt
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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Gayer-Anderson Museum is located in Cairo, Egypt, adjacent to the Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun in the Sayyida Zeinab neighborhood. The museum takes its name from Major R.G. Gayer-Anderson Pasha, who resided in the house between 1935 and 1942 with special permission from the Egyptian Government. It is noted for being one of the best-preserved examples of 17th-century domestic... More 

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