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Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya)

4 Maydan Ibn Tulun | Old Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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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 9 February 2016

An interesting place to mooch round - good views from the roof and some interesting antiquities. A bit threadbare in places and could do with brightening up - some of the glass cases haven't got labels and some of them are missed out by some...More

Thank shaggyd0g1
Reviewed 31 January 2016

This was included on my Cairo Egypt museum and other locations tour with my guide, Rudy from EMO Tours,Cairo. It was interesting to see a preserved home of an upper income family with the room layouts and furnishings. It is side-by-side with another home on...More

Thank JohnHChicagoIllinois
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Although many people give this museum glowing reviews, I find it to be rambling, full of knick knacks and tat, and confusing in the visitation path. It's worth a stop when visiting the Ibn Tulun Mosque, but there are so many artifacts (some wonderful, some...More

1  Thank dmittleman
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Not well advertised, but a real treasure in Islamic Cairo near to Khan el Khalil and the Citadel is the Gayer-Anderson house. Two inter-connected houses glued to the Ibn Tulun Mosque tell you the story of the ancient Egyptian life style. Preserved by a British...More

Thank Annette S
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Worth a little detour to see this little museum, inside an intriguing old house that once belonged to an English gentleman.

Thank K5802EYjohnk
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Very nice old house. In the same complex of Ibn Tulun mosque. The house is well furnished with nice antiques. The ceiling of the rooms are very nice. Must see also the mosque is very nice and I recommend to visit both attractions.

Thank Ashraf H
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Cairo has many hidden gems and this is one of them. An original Arabic style house where general Gayer-Anderson has stayed for quite long. The only building that has a direct connection to a working Mosque in Cairo. Check out the unique interior and artwork....More

1  Thank András T
Reviewed 6 December 2015

The house is an easy walk from the citadel and should you not have much time in Cairo could be missed (my opinion). The house is very well kept with each room being influenced by different countries. The one section of the roof was used...More

2  Thank boereklong
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Wanna see how they used to live back then? Then go there. It's a nice place with lots to see. And lots of photos to take! The area around it is also interesting.

1  Thank bahrawia
Reviewed 10 November 2015

very rare to find such a beautifully kept, and restored house/museum with such historical background in Cairo - worth seeing, right next door to Ibn Tulun Mesged - a very knowlegable guide within the premises and well with water - most impressed, beautiful lawns

1  Thank Michelle A
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