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Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya)

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This museum features the items of antiquity collected by John Gayer-Anderson, a British member of the Egyptian civil service in the 1930s and ‘40s, who restored two adjacent 16th- and 17th-century houses decorated with mashrabiyya screens and marble...more
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4 Maydan Ibn Tulun | Old Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

Collected by British major John Gayer-Anderson between 1935 and 1942 in two 16-th century houses next to the Ibn Tulun mosque. A puzzle of rooms and stairs. Unique mashrabiyya gallery overlooking a large gathering room with a marble fountain in the centre. Decorated ceiling beams,...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

I have heard great things about the G-A museum over the years. But being an Egyptian who lives abroad, I never prioritized it on my visits home. But having moved back to Cairo, I finally got round to it. The architecture, inside and outside are...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

A great collection in a great historical location. The museum deserves a full day at least to appreciate the extensive collection

Thank Mamdouh S
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This home was part of our group tour but if you have extra time, it is an interesting stop of a couple of hours. There are some amusing stories associated with the house, like the traditional folklore that this is the spot where God spoke...More

1  Thank Eileen W
Reviewed 22 May 2018

This is an interesting little museum, it's right next to an old mosque, so you get 2 for 1 so to speak. 2 lovely old houses that belonged to a British fellow in the 30's who was an avid collector. Added bonus, they filmed a...More

Thank boo98
Reviewed 15 May 2018

If you are interested in the lifestyle of its older inhabitants and like to see how they live this is for you. Additionally the home buts up the Ali mosque so you can see two great sites in the same area.

Thank Mocurlylulu
Reviewed 21 April 2018

This is a beautiful home with each room furnished with the most beautiful things from exotic parts of the world. Well worth a visit. The rooftop terrace has a fabulous view across the city.

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This is a place that our tour guide inserted in our tour because it is located right beside the Mosque of Ibn Tulun. It is interesting to see and filled with a collection of antiques and period artifacts.

Thank Sylvia26
Reviewed 23 March 2018

This is a museum that should no be missed. It is so interesting. Gayer-Anderson was a medical man working for the Egyptian military and he lived in this beautiful house beside the old mosque. He was an amazing collector and organized his collections in the...More

Thank Art H
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old Egyptian house, definitely worth the detour or while visiting old Cairo. 60 LE (guided) + 50 for photos

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