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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 3 days ago

A delightful little museum in Cairo. Two older houses merged in to one and renovated in the 1800's, hold wonderful collections of the owner. Emo Tours took us there with a great guide.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PelicansFly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a hidden gem! This reminded us of Jim Thompson's exquisite house in Bangkok, that kind of collector's spirit in an authentic house. The pieces the Andersons' had purchased and brought with them from around the world are so thoughtfully displayed that it all makes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was an amazing experience , spectacular place full off history for over 500 year ago one of the most important museum I have ever seen , gayer Anderson was decent simple doctor you will see many different architects all over centuries

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sherihann2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its a magnificent two houses from the 16th and 17th century , it was inhibited by an English doctor and renovated, a beautiful house with lots of history and a very big collection of the Egyptian history. the museum provides a free tour, or with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mariam m
Reviewed 27 October 2018

If you are an achitecture or design fan, then make this a stop while in Cairo. Loved the feel of this and the collections were wonderful. It is different from the major historical sights but the glimpse into the lifestyle is well worth the visit....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dellswick
Reviewed 26 September 2018

The house-museum is great — interesting architecture, fantastic unique collection, quite large. Unfortunately, the staff is terrible. You are not allowed to wander around on your own, so you will have a "guide" the entire time, who will give you poor explanations in broken English while...More

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank Egw87
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cw f
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank HassanElNahas
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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