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Museum of Islamic Arts

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum has an awesome collection of artifacts from Islamic World - Wooden, metal, stones, gems, crystals etc, displayed in approx 20 plus galleries. It highlights the richness & advances at those times in Egyptian civilization

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DurgeshRajadhyaksha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having an afternoon to spare in Cairo, we went to this Museum. The objects are outstanding and the organization of the displays is excellent. The object labels were informative & in English which was a bonus. We learnt a lot about Egypt after 600 CE....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 25, 2018

Went to the museum when I had some down time between monuments. It is nothing like I expected. The museum if full of great art and artifacts. It explains some of the history of Islam and other religions in the region. It displays some of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike H
Reviewed December 24, 2018

we visited it last minute on the day of departure - it's in the same building as Library (take the entrance that is in the opposite side of the library one) not crowded at all so you can wander around and take pictures if you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Justyna C
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

This museum close houses art and artifacts from the Ummayad, Abbasid,Fatimid,Mamluk and Ottoman periods. Clearly labelled this place is a must see if you're an Islamic art lover. Some artifacts have been restored after the terrorist attack in 2014. Entry fee is LE 120 and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank hasanayn114
Reviewed November 27, 2018

This is not so much a religious museum, as a history and art museum.Beautiful displays of tiles and, carpets, caligraphy etc. The displays are beautifully presented and its very well lit and spacious. And the staff are friendly and helpful. Dont miss it if you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kingzogofalbania
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Sabry my guide was able to piece the story of the Kings, Queens and ancient Egypt together for me. While I would be looking around at the expanse of it all he would point out a tiny hieroglyph on something and tell me a story...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janeefowler
Reviewed October 24, 2018

It's beautiful museum, well organized and easy to follow timeline, google maps had no clue were the entrance was, so I had to go around the whole building in order to find it.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank vespersmarquess
Reviewed October 18, 2018

This museum has many cool items from various periods of Islamic rule in Egypt. If your interests are mainly in paintings and carvings of people, this is NOT your place. It is more about lamps, bowls, boxes, carpets, coins, doors, etc. This was part of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank EileenMtShasta
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a world-class museum on par with the Islamic Arts Museum in Kuala Lumpur. Lovingly restored after the bomb blast of 2014, the museum presents an impressive collection spanning from Fatimid to Ottoman eras. The artefacts are labelled meticulously and the English translations are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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