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Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya)
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Ranked #37 of 310 things to do in Cairo
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Owner description: 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.
Cairo, Egypt
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“worth a visit”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

I had a very nice time with my friends there. The house is really unique, in which you can see different cultures.

Guided tours is a must!

Visited April 2014
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Cairo, Egypt
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“highly recommended to visit”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

The Gayer-Anderson Museum is located in Cairo, Egypt, adjacent to the Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun in the Sayyida Zeinab neighborhood. The museum takes its name from Major R.G. Gayer-Anderson Pasha, who resided in the house between 1935 and 1942 with special permission from the Egyptian Government. It is noted for being one of the best-preserved examples of 17th-century domestic architecture left in Cairo, and also for Gayer-Anderson's vast collection of furniture, carpets, curio, and other objects.

Visited April 2014
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Cairo, Egypt
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“awesome house”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

a house of Egyptian family bought by an Englishman who made it into great building with several wings and rooms.and a central court with good photos and decoration and belongings of the Englishman.

Visited November 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Place to visit in Cairo a must”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

A very good example of the life style and beauty of the time it was built I believe it should be included in a visit to Egypt for the diversity and beauty of its arcitecture and content

Visited April 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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“A Great fine example of 17 century houses in old Cairo”
Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

Such a fine example of the 17th century architecture, great arabesque and wood art, nice example of the design of such houses as entering in a court yard then there is the (haramlek) or the family quarters and the (Salamlek) or the men meeting place. It was then inhabited by an orientalist and antiques collector named Robert Gayer Anderson and he added a lot from his personal antiques to the house. Also exactly near by there is Ibn Tulun Mosque which one of the oldest in Cairo.

Visited March 2013
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