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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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