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Museum of Islamic Ceramics

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Housed in an attractive building

There is a large gallery for contemporary art shows downstairs from the main attraction here, a... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2017
Brookline, Massachusetts
Still closed as of July 2016

As of July 2016, the museum is still closed for renovations. The guard advised that it will be... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2016
Cairo, Egypt
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Feb 17, 2018
“Still closed...”
Apr 22, 2017
“Housed in an attractive building”
Located in the palace of Prince Ibrahim in Zamalek, this museum offers a splendid collection of ceramics acquired from different Islamic countries.
Prince Ibrahim's Palace, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+20 2 736 8672
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

...”for restoration”, as a guard told me today (feb. 17, 2018). Truly disappointing. I wonder where you can find out more about WHEN it will finally open again (?)

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

There is a large gallery for contemporary art shows downstairs from the main attraction here, a comprehensive collection of Islamic pottery. Check if you can whether the museum has reopened!

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

I tried to bisit this museum in Mar.2017, but it was closed. Ot seems to have a good collection of ceramics.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

As of July 2016, the museum is still closed for renovations. The guard advised that it will be closed for two years, though it's not clear when the clock started in that. Beautiful building, though, and it appears they may still use the grounds for...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank avalon2020
Reviewed February 6, 2015

This place is just behind the Cairo Marriott hotel in Zamalek & though it was closed for 6 months (who knows why ?) the gardens were open & there are some lovely Egyptian sculptures & figurines in the garden which are worth a look at...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed January 13, 2015

It is a waste of money, the metro tickets. And then you thinking that it will be open you shouldn't go. But you could go there to see the hanging church. I didn't like it at all me and my brother were like " ahhhh".

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Suleman S
Reviewed August 18, 2014

The website showed it as open, but when I went by there yesterday, the guard said it had been closed for a month. The building look beautify from the outside, spit is disappointing that it is not open.

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank Global-Villagerr
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Unfortunately it seems that the Museum of Islamic Ceramics is closed. Seems it has not been ale to re open since the Revolution. I went there this morning but only the Gallery area is open. This area is used for exhibitions of local Cairo artists...More

Date of experience: November 2012
2  Thank beama39
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August 13, 2017|
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Response from Julia F |
Forget it, it is 25 March, 2018 Sunday - the guard said 2 more years - so stay put and don't waste time to get there unless interested in some modern art and the building from the outside - it is beautiful. But no ceramics... More