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Museum of Islamic Ceramics

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Address: Prince Ibrahim's Palace, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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+20 2 736 8672
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Located in the palace of Prince Ibrahim in Zamalek, this museum offers a...

Located in the palace of Prince Ibrahim in Zamalek, this museum offers a splendid collection of ceramics acquired from different Islamic countries.

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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 comprehensive collection of Islamic pottery. Check if you can whether the museum... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
NicJBoston
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Cairo, Egypt
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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 exhibitions or events.

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London, United Kingdom
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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 anyway. Just along the road from the museum ( which also houses the (Gezeira Arts... More 

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San Francisco, California
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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".

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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.

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Brisbane, Australia
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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 and entry is free. The current exhibition is very interesting.

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