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Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya)

4 Maydan Ibn Tulun | Old Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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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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4 Maydan Ibn Tulun | Old Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful house to walk through and observe the art and statues in it. I wish it can be better preserved.

Thank walid m
Reviewed 1 week ago

A voyage though time! A collectionof small furnished rooms in three houses reunited in the 1920's by Faruk's private doctor, a major of the British Army with some taste. Closes at 4pm. Don't miss the nearby Ibn Tulun mosque.

Thank Pascale R
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Make this your first place to start a day in Old Cairo. Get there at opening time. The roof top mashrabeyya screens are fab, and it is a great place to view the surrounding houses and bussling neighbourhood below.

Thank Aulani M
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

a wonderful house..showing the houses that Cairo residents lived in in early times..it lies next to Ibn Tolon mosque..a piece of beauty..wonderful architecture..and splendid interior design..has its own food lifts..well..garden..roof..mashrabeya..with great art and profeciency..a must c..there r also a collection of variable artifacts

Thank Mohamed A
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Excellent collection of antiques by Major Gayer-Anderson in his erstwhile home. Discovering this exquisite place is like being transported back into a long lost era.

Thank Lina077
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

After a climb up the minaret for a geest view, we visited the Gayer Anderson museum. A guide accomoanied us and answered all our questions. (He refused the tip we wanted to give him). The place gives you a good idea of the more recent...More

Thank Saskia d
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Major R.G. Gayer-Anderson Pasha, resided in the house between 1935 and 1942. Gayer-Anderson was a collector of things and this site, which consists of two houses built in the 1600s joined together to make one large 3 story house has an amazing and varied collection...More

Thank 007Traveling_Man
Reviewed April 27, 2017

A great dip into history. These houses have a combination of ottoman, syrian, chinese cultural artifacts and furniture. The architecture of the houses is very representative of its times

Thank Lina T
Reviewed April 21, 2017

One ancient and one old house were combined by a Mr Gayer-Anderson, and filled with a great variety of architectural features, painted furniture and ceilings, and collections, e.g. of finely turned ivory spoons from the Ottoman period. A delightful pastiche, thankfully preserved as a museum...More

Thank NicJBoston
Reviewed April 8, 2017

This museum wasn't high on my list of Cairo priorities, but we had an extra afternoon to fill and figured: Why not? It's situated in a very working-class area of town (and our Uber driver had some problems finding it), but once we arrived, I...More

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