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Address: Moustafa Abdel Raziq Street | off Abdeen Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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+20 2 391 0042
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Formerly serving as a royal palace until the end of the monarchy in 1952,...

Formerly serving as a royal palace until the end of the monarchy in 1952, this history museum features a large collection of weapons and medals including knives, guns, cannons and an exhibit of medals.

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This beautiful palace is located close to the famous Tahrir Square. You enter the palace from the side where you can by tickets. Only the museum is open and you sadly don't get... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
Duncan S
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

If you love weapons collections, this is your museum. There are actually five museums on the compound, but the largest is the Arms Museum (Military Museum), with a great collection of swords, firearms, and others weapons, some highly decorative, some more utilitarian. There is also a Private Acquisitions, Medals, and Decorations Museum (with more weapons plus other items); a Presidency... More 

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This beautiful palace is located close to the famous Tahrir Square. You enter the palace from the side where you can by tickets. Only the museum is open and you sadly don't get access to the state and private apartments. The museum is very well laid out and contains an amazing selection of antique weapons, guns, silverware and gifts given... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

The place should tell the history of the Royals who used to live there and established the place to begin with, in addition to the historic and political events that took place in the past 60 years or so. Yet, you don't get to see much ... I wish there was a rather attractive display of every room. all you... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Many items to see that belonged to the king Frouk and his royal family and how it was during the ruling class - 18th and 19th centuries .

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Thank Squash_10
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Well, The Place is HUGE, Many Antiques, and The Museum is Full Of Modern Kings Of Egypt's Stuff including guns, Statues, Gifts from other rulers of other countries and also gifts from other rulers to presidents of Modern Egypt.

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Thank Eldeheby
New London MN
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

This site was not high on our priority list but was close by and we had the time. We were pleasantly surprised to find it a nice escape from the noise and traffic of Cairo. Beautiful gardens walled off from the city and a terrific--mostly military-museum within. Excellent arms collection if you like that. We stopped for coffee and tea... More 

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Thank KentNewLondonMN
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

if you were a fan of royalties ,history , weapons collections ,this is the right place to go , u will be mesmerized at every piece ,hundreds of unique pieces of weapons from different places and different era ,a wonderful place to visit ,one visit is not enough to pay every collection the required attention

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Egypt
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

I was expecting to see some of the rooms with great architecture and colours inside?. Weapons ,silver ,gifts from diffident country ,.It was ok if you to that sort of things. Nicly displayed . Wish they did that in Cairo Museum.

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Thank Alina K
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

This museum has some wonderful artefacts from history. From every type of historical weapon through to the gifts that have been given to the current and former leaders of Egypt there is so much to see. It is a shame the Palace if not open otherwise it would be an awesome day out. The gardens you walk through before entering... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

It was actually fantastic. My husband was geeking out over all of the unique guns and swords. I'm not into historical weapons but it was actually great. Amazing displays of antique weapons of all kinds. Small bronze statues and all of the president's gorgeous gifts from other nations. Very well displayed with fantastic descriptions of each item.....unlike the Cairo museum.... More 

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