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Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya)

4 Maydan Ibn Tulun | Old Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
02/364-7822
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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 inlays.
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4 Maydan Ibn Tulun | Old Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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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
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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
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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
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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

Thank infest03
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We had so much fun that day we visited the mosque and the museum together and climbed the ma'azana and the view was great The museum is well organized and I guarantee you'll like it

Thank Sùe Ã
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This small museum was established by Gayer Anderson a British official in the the therties. It occupies 2 old houses one from the 17th century the other on the 16th century. The known one was owned by a lady from Greek origin. If you are...More

Thank Munira S
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We were drawn to this museum because of the name of this museum is a family name. We weren't disappointed! This museum consists of two rebuilt homes, complete with outdoor courtyards and garden. The collection of antiquities and the way they were displayed really gave...More

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