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Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya)

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Address: 4 Maydan Ibn Tulun | Old Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Phone Number: 02/364-7822
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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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Do not miss this old residence of a British artist who lived in old Cairo for many years.. It is a great & beautiful place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not miss this old residence of a British artist who lived in old Cairo for many years.. It is a great & beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Located right next to the Ibn Tulun mosque, the house has an interesting history, as well as the beautiful architecture furniture, and treasures located in the house.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

In the heart of Islamic Cairo , so close to IBn tulun mosque , Gayer Anderson museum is located. Very nice place and a good example for old houses that was owned by an Arab family then it was converted to be a house for the private physician of king Farouk who was the last king of Egypt till1952. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Both Gayer Anderson museum and ibn Tolon mosque together make an amazing attraction, furniture is still intact though has been there for centuries

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

House, residence and collection. All mashrabiyya and fountains, tiling, divans, Silk Road, Sufra & Seenya and slightly peculiar portraits of Nubian boys. Full of random odds and ends, from small Pharaonic antiquities to rustic birthing chairs - like an explosion at the Pitt Rivers and the V&A with a little of the colonial thrown in - truly an Orientalist fantasy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Visiting the Gayer-Anderson museum was awesome. It is the former home of a British military man and has numerous rooms with different themes. There is a Japanese room, a Moroccan room, an Egyptian room, a harem room that was for the ladies, a garden, et al. I highly recommend this place. It is also located right next to the very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

A very enjoyable visit, entrance is by the Ibn Tulun Mosque, and this is the house of Mr. Gayer Anderson. They are two houses together made into one and decorated in egyptian way. it is very interesting, it has 5 floors and is like a laberyth but is well signaled and there are guides to help you go along.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Visited Cairo many times, but unfortunately this museum never came under our attention. The mosque beside isn´t worth much but Mr Gayer made these 2 old houses a must to see. The guide was also very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

This was an amazing museum to visit in an out of the way part of Cairo. However it was certainly worth a visit, sadly it is not on the touristic trail but it should certainly be. If you are a James Bond fan seeing the building and then watching the Spy Who loved Me was amusing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

It used to be the house of an old British engineer. Every corner is nicely decorated and full of beautiful furniture.

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