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“A So-So Experience”

Abdeen Palace Museum
Ranked #55 of 264 things to do in Cairo
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 16 May 2018

The "palace" wasn't very opulent on the outside, and the museum rooms not overly impressive for those who don't care about weapons. The room of gifts made me contemplate about the waste of time and resources governments spend giving useless things to each other that will only be displayed in museums. There was some good history in a few of the documents and displays, like the silver cutlery. Not much art or sculpture from far ago past which is what I tend to like best. All in all, I would have been happy skipping this. It was part of a package group tour.

2  Thank Eileen W
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

I loved the palace but I wished I could see the rooms of the princesses but it turned out to be a forbidden place anyway I loved all details over there and I would recommend to visit it

2  Thank Nada I
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We came with a tour group, and had a guided visit, so it was interesting to learn about the history of the building and how it came to be, and how the contents came to be as well.

The older items are actually pretty cool, especially if you like historical weapons.

It also contains gifts given to the recent Egyptian presidents from each country’s dignitary that visited.

There is a £E10 fee to take photos inside the palace.

1  Thank domhnall_kaps
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

The museum is a royal palace turned into 4 museum complex. A weaponry museum, royal medals museum, silverware museum and presidential museum. The weaponry museum is the largest one containing a vaste collection of weapons from different ages. The overall experience was unimpressive unless you are into weaponry. It was a bit boring. The gardens outside was nice. Not a must see if you are in Cairo unless you’ve got lots of time

1  Thank mostafak707
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Very nice Royal Residence turned to museum. i especially enjoyed seeing the former King Farooq's swords and guns. The silverware section was beautiful.

Thank Nada S
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