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Museum of Islamic Arts

Shar'a Bur Bab El Khalk Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Shar'a Bur Bab El Khalk Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum re-opened earlier this year after restoration and it's well worth a visit. Inside it's cool and quiet with a superb collection arranged by theme {calligraphy, ceramics, textiles etc} and by period. Most of the artefacts are Egyptian but there are also pieces from...More

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

After traveling around Egypt, I have to say this is one museum that is very well kept and focused on its message through its exhibits. The museum was shut down for 3 years and was opened again only 3 months ago after an unfortunate bomb...More

1  Thank Jetsetgirl24
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This museum is a must for those interested in Islamic as opposed to Pharaonic decorative arts. It contains collections of wooden and metal crafts, tiling, textiles and ceramics of all periods up to the 18th century. The labeling of exhibits is useful but often quite...More

Thank NicJBoston
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I am very glad I had an opportunity to visit this museum. There is an excellent display of pieces of art from different periods of history. Ceramic tiles, glass, brass and copper, wood and carpets. The rooms are spacious and well lit. A number of...More

Thank Johanna M
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Museum of Islamic arts is a wonderful museum with a lot of Islamic ancient monuments among all ages of the Islamic ancient. Monuments of the Umayyad period from about 1300 years ago. The way of showing and demonstrating the monuments is amazing. The location is...More

Thank princemady
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Today we finally got to spend a leisurely hour in the again newly reopened museum. We had visited it briefly just after being reopened officially by former President Mubarak and just before his subsequent exit from office. All said and done, it displays a concise...More

Thank Moshe B
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The place was just reopened after renovation, location is easy to reach by underground, Very well organized, very interesting , wonderful thing to see,note camera requires a paid permission

Thank amgd a
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

After the terrorist bombing the museum has now been renovated and opened again. The layout is easy to follow, the descriptions of the timelines of the Islamic history is very good. The items are displayed well and labelled in English/Arabic. There is a good variety...More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Museum can be easily accessed by metro (nearest station is Naguib station and from there about 10 min walk along a main road). Please check my uploaded photo for opening hours and admission valid as of March 2017. Bring an ID as deposit of...More

Thank Shuang Q
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Newly renovated and very beautiful Museum of Islamic Art is worth to visit. Very well organized with clear and detailed information both in English and in Arabic. A real jewel for ornaments lovers and calligraphy admirers. Ticket price for foreigners 50LE (3.5$). Easy to rich...More

Thank Nada P
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