CAIRO – 18 September 2022: Egypt knew security early on, as civilizations are always closely tied with the availability of security. A tour in the National Police Museum in the Citadel is enough to realize that.
The National Police Museum was inaugurated on January 25, 1986. The museum’s departments possess pictures of 53 interior ministers from 1878, starting with Mustafa Riyad Pasha, until 1984. This is in addition to a portrait of Mohammad Ali Pasha, weapons, shields, helmets and spears, in addition to a set of police medals.
The department of the Interior Ministry also prepared a brief on the role of antiquities investigations and legislation to protect archaeological heritage, as well as a brief on Adham El-Sharqawy and his activities in the region; some counterfeit coins and machines used in forgery; the political assassinations section; and the Ismailia battle.
Part of the museum's holdings - Wikipedia
Among the attractive holdings of the National Police Museum are the two pictures of Raya and Sakina, who formed a gang that kidnapped and killed women. Moreover, the National Police Museum also houses numerous holdings of the Egyptian security services, historic and modern, as well as tools used in police stations, police uniforms, and some pictures of famous officers.
The site of the museum was once used as a prison during the reign of the Mamluk princes and was demolished during the era of King Al-Nasir Mohammad bin Qalawun in 1338.