Umm Kolthoum Museum
Umm Kolthoum Museum
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Diane W
Broadway, NC200 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
I'm not a huge fan onfUmm Kolthoum's music, but I did enjoy this small, quiet place dedicated to her memory. She was and still is a Middle East treasure; the evidence is on display in the cabinets of medals she was given by kings and countries. I enjoyed the display of her dresses and her trademark diamond-studded sunglasses as well as the short film. Combine this stop with your visit to The Nilometer, take a walk to the public park in her name a short distance away on the island, and cross the footbridge to Old Cairo to see the Coptic churches for a full days of sightseeing.
Written October 15, 2014
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Ghanim A
Kuwait City, Kuwait211,967 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
EL -Sit Museum
Umm Kolthoum the Star of the east
nice collections
great organizing
moderate prices
lovely to visit
and enjoyable
Written February 16, 2016
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Maha & Max
London, UK29 contributions
I had an amazing afternoon (not many visitors on a Monday so it was peaceful) with only a TV series film crew for company wondering around the museum: listening to the first Arab world diva songs in the audio library, admiring her dresses and the shoes she wore at her concerts, not to mention the famous scarf she waved, watching a film about her extraordinary life and gawping at the collage of sepia photographs ... of her life growing up in Egypt finished off with a serene stroll around the pretty gardens with stunning views of the majestic River Nile. Teleport yourself to an era of charm at the nearby palace, now used as an administrative HQ for the museum. Don't forget a visit to the thousand year old Nilometer. I just wished I could have sat and had mint tea, and cakes on the palace veranda with Umm Kolthoum's music wafting in the cooling Nile breeze ... Bliss!
Written May 11, 2015
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walid m
Wilmington, NC1,095 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
A nice collection of dresses and other things for her life. But really, a legend like um kalthoom should have a museum that is 10 times bigger than this. The current museum should not take more than 30 minutes to finish.
Written August 2, 2018
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Dr.Traveller
Beirut, Lebanon98 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
. It is one of those museums for a part of travelers & not all.. It is for um kolthoum lovers & those interested to know about a great icon in Egypt & the arab world..
. This museum is a small one, (maximum time to be spent there is 45-60 min)
. It is near the Nilometer (actually directly beside it), so u can visit both at the same time
. It is on the nile river, at the very tip of the gezira island (zamalek), making it a great place for taking pictures.. Especially that it is so calm there & not crowded (because it is not a well known place) so mostly u will have the whole place for u & few 2-3 people..
. Inside the museum, u will pay the entrance fee at the door, & u will go through a circular path..
1st stop: um kolthoum dresses..
2nd stop: audio-visual room, where u can find all things written about om kalthoum in the news, her songs notes, & u can listen to her songs & read about her life..
3rd stop: her musical instruments, radios, discs, diaries, & sun glasses..
4th stop: a room were u can watch a 15 min documentary about un kolthoum..
. This museum is one of the most clean & calm touristic sites in cairo..
. I highly recommend it for Um Kolthoum & Old arabic music lovers..
Written March 25, 2018
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Dss S
Alexandria, Egypt14 contributions
Oct 2013 • Friends
After visting Nilometer ( Al meqyas ) we went to see Om Kolthoum museum , she one of the most famous and popular Arab singers ( 1904 - 1975 ) . Her voice was remarkable .. If you know her you will enjoy seeing her stuff in the museum ..
Written October 25, 2013
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L.A.
Cairo, Egypt198 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
A very special museum to those who love Om Kalthum. It is very small ..you can see it in 20 min ..plus 25 minutes for the short documentary of her life.
In the same place there is the Nilometer and the Manesterly Palace...also short visits .

Since you are in the area visit Mohamed Ali Palace first then go to the Om Kalthum Museum because on coming out of the gate ,after a 2 min walk, you will find a beautiful bridge ..take it to the other side n keep walking as if a straight line and u will reach the French mosque and Old Coptic Cairo and Amr Ibn Elass Mosque.There is a lot to see there.( this part was explained to me by a kind old man when I was asking for directions..I didnt do it myself but I wanted to mention it)

Below are pictures of the nilometer ,the door of the museum and some of the medals Om Kaltjum has recieved.
Written February 19, 2019
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scheherezadeVA
Rockville, VA58 contributions
Nov 2018
I had wanted to visit the museum on previous trips but somehow never managed to get there. I was so glad I did on this trip. A little difficult for our UBER driver to find but worth it if you are an Om Kalhtoum fan. Not crowded so you won't feel rushed. My favorite part of the visit was seeing her gowns, her famous scarf and sunglasses and viewing the video. The museum is situated on the grounds of Manesteraly Palace, where you can also visit the Nileometer, the palace and enjoy the grounds. Great photo ops from the tip of Roda Island.
Written November 25, 2018
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TIGGERALA
Alamosa, CO237 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
While visiting the Nilometer, don’t miss the chance to see the Umm Kolthoum Museum. The tickets are less than a US Dollar, it isn’t big, it isn’t fancy but it does showcase the wonderful Egyptian Singer who could sing for 4 hours at a time without fault. For those in the Arabic World, she is well known, for others, perhaps not so well known but she is one of the most prolific female singers of her time. Enjoy the brief respite from the noise, people, and heat, and learn about Umm Kolthoum.
Written March 18, 2018
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,917 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
The most famous female Egyptian singer who died in 1975 is honored with this small museum at the southern tip of Roda Island. The exhibition shows some dresses Umm Kolthoum was wearing during her performances, many pictures of her and her friends and colleagues, rewards, grammophon records. However there is litlle information about who she was, her music and her impact on Egyptian society. It was not possible to listen to any of her music as the device in the small theater was defect. Hope they will improve this museum.

Entrance fee for foreigners 6 EGP
Access with public transportation is probably easiest by metro to Mar Girgis station and walk from there ro Roda Island.
Written December 13, 2017
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