Royal Jewelry Museum
Royal Jewelry Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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aelkhadem
Giza, Egypt218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Business
Among the many wonderful sites we visited in Alexandria, was the Royal Jewelry Museum located no more than a 5 minute drive from the Four Seasons hotel.

This 2-story palace housing the Jewelry collection of Egypt’s Royal family originally belonged to Princess Fatma El Zahraa.

The palace itself is certainly the most precious jewel as the flooring and ceilings and staircase are unbelievably stunning.

Must see for all visitors.

Ashraf El Khadem
Egyptian Express Travel
Written November 23, 2020
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Art K
Monroe, NY138 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Our final stop today was the royal jewelry museum. This building was originally constructed by Muhammad Ali‘s granddaughter, princess Fatima El Zahara and later used as a palace by King Farouk. The museum has an extensive collection of jewelry dating from the pasha Mohammed Ali’s rule in the early 19th century to the end of the kingdom in 1952. They gave us 45 minutes to get through I was done in 20.
Written February 1, 2022
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Marvin G
Ogdensburg, NY1,438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The collection here is absolutely gorgeous. Most of the items were originally owned by King Farouk and other members of his family. The collection includes glassware, China, crystal, broaches, rings, tiaras, bracelets, earrings, stained glass, and other assorted object de art.
Written July 10, 2023
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR5,026 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
I visited the Royal Jewelry Museum during a visit to Alexandria on a two week tour of Egypt. The museum is located in an ornate villa with beautiful stained glass and frescoes on the walls. The jewelry was owned by the Egyptian Royal Family that ruled Egypt until 1952. Much of the jewelry was owned by King Farouk. The pieces are gorgeous and are numerous. I would recommend touring the museum when visiting Alexandria.
Written November 17, 2023
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JATM
Washington DC, DC44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Was not on our list but went on a rainy day. The old mansion in which it is housed is beautiful. An entire hallway of stained glass doors that I think were beautiful but they did not have them it - a real pity. Nice collection of jewels but told by some that the collection does not include the really good stuff.
Written March 22, 2020
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Anita C
Anita C
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates4,290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited the Royal Jewellery Museum on Monday 17th January 2011. The cost to enter is 30 EGP for foreigners. There is a place to leave cameras which are not allowed inside.
At the entrance I was handed cotton shoe covers to wear over my shoes. The museum building is amazing and throughly restored. It is the former royal palace of Princess Fatma al-Zahra. There are many stained glass windows, wooden floors and extravagantly painted celings with huge crystal chandeliers. The most fascinating rooms are the bathrooms which are tiled from floor to ceiling with murals in tile work. Some have elegant mosaic floors.
The mainly diamond and gold contents of the museum are the extravagant trappings of the King Egyptian royal family dating from the 19th century. The items including tiaras, necklaces, a diamond-studded chess set, teapots, cups, desk ornaments, cigarette cases and so on are simply displayed in glass cases with brief Arabic and English labels. Most of the ground floor is taken up with the displays and also a small section on the first floor.
The gardens are small and neat. There is a gift shop and cafeteria signosted but these were not open. My visit took about an hour as the museum is not huge.
This is a fascinating look into the lifestyle of Egyptian royal family prior to the revolution.
Written January 20, 2011
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WhyCallSarah
Doha, Qatar359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013
I knew this museum in all likelihood would be closed but I just had to see this beautiful building. It is a sight for sore eyes & "sore"impressions.
Located in what appears to be an upscale neighborhood this fine architectural delight made for good photography & gawking! No gaurds, no beggars, no inquisitive pedestrians & ample parking space on the street outside. Infact I got to photograph some unusually designed homes & impressive apartment buildings on this street.
The museum building could easily pass off for a mansion- no signboards or indications this is a jewelry museum. Elegant structure in European influenced style. Tidy compound. Lush green gardens. Look up and you see the security cameras discretely looking down at you!
The serenity of the place instantly impressed & surprised me.
Come to this street and you wonder if the Tahrir Square scenes & UN poverty reports about Egypt are real. It is a beautiful quite elegant neighborhood, few blocks away from the city's coastal rd (corniche) in an obviously affluent neighborhood. It's when you remember the reason why this place is locked up, are you forced to acknowledge the political strife the country is going through.
A visit here even if it doesn't take you to the insides of the museum, rewards you with a glimpse of rich beautiful non-chaotic almost unblemished Egypt. Very impressive and so not the Egypt you hear & see about.
A must visit, just for the flavor of Alexandria & the quititude & elegance possible in current day Egypt.
Written June 2, 2013
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Remon_Nassif
Cairo, Egypt10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
a very nice place to visit .. will take you to an old age where you will see the jewels of the royal family. Try to take photos as much as you can.
Written October 12, 2020
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May S
65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
Fantastic place a must visit . Lovely architecture a masterpiece . And the jewellery is just breathtaking . Opening hours from 9 to 4.
Written August 17, 2016
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EngMohamed_Essam
Alexandria, Egypt34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
Very Cool place , u will discovered the treasured jewelries and more stuff of royal Egyptian family.
the old royal bathrooms are really really amazing :)
Written October 18, 2015
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