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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Catherine S
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 of items on display as well as a small outside area with an amazing fountain,... More 

Thank Catherine S
Guangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the photo-taking pass - they made a big fuss about it when I said I... More 

Thank Shuang Q
Cairo, Egypt
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 by metro.

Thank Nada P
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Having just reopened it is definitely worth seeing. A small but wonderful exhibition of Islamic art. We were the only foreign tourists there.

Thank aussieskiman
Monroe, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I spent half a day at the museum. Its brand new. I believe it opened a week before. Beautiful examples of art and science. Spacious open floor plan, we are very happy we went!

Thank Knechtww
Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

The museum of Islamic art, which was closed for renovation after bombings of 2014, is now reopened in Jan'17. Major part of this museum is now reconstructed and kept beautifully. It has the major collection of artefacts from different Islamic periods (Ottmans, Mamluk, Safavid etc.).They are maintained nicely with a brief description, both in English and Arabic language. There are... More 

2 Thank KhyatiAg
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

it is a nice experience over all the museum, it is nice and has wide collection of Islamic stuff to see

Thank Mira K
Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

This was a surprise as we wondered through Cairo and stumbled upon this wonderful museum which is free of charge. Lovely ceramics and other works of art.

1 Thank Lejlatheteacher
Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

go to the famous "al Azhar street", it is 2 minutes walk from the bridge carrying the same name " al Azhar ". Get your camera ready, very informative collection, All eras of islamic art are very well represented. I am very fond of Islamic art, I believe it is so fabulous, so I would recommend visiting this museum to... More 

6 Thank rafa e
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

if you would like to time travel , just pass the door steps of this museum a lot to see , a lot to know about this Era , half day spending worth it

3 Thank Zayed2011

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