Egypt’s Royal Chariots Museum restored bearing individuals with special needs in mind



Tue, 27 Oct 2020 - 01:09 GMT


Tue, 27 Oct 2020 - 01:09 GMT

FILE - Egypt's Royal Chariots Museum

FILE - Egypt's Royal Chariots Museum

CAIRO – 27 October 2020: Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, represented by the ministry's Museums Sector, is working on finalizing the preparations for the imminent opening of the Royal Chariots Museum, where a large number of recent works have been completed.


The museum includes an impressive collection of collectibles, most notably the royal chariots of various sizes and types, dating back to the period of the rule of Mohammad Ali Pasha’s family in Egypt. 


It also includes a group of horse kits and accessories,  in addition to the costumes of the staff whose work was related to the chariots, as well as a group of oil paintings of kings and princesses dating back to the same historical period.


The captioning of all the artifacts was completed using Braille for the visually impaired, and an explanatory map of the museum halls was placed at the entrance.


Paved corridors and ramps have been identified and placed for ease of climbing and descending, thus facilitating the movement of wheelchairs for people with mobility disabilities.


Also, signs will be placed in all halls using sign language for the hearing impaired, in addition to allocating toilets for individuals with special needs equipped according to international standards.


The Royal Chariots Museum was established during the reign of Khedive Ismail (1863-1879).


Its restoration project began in 2001 and was stopped completely years ago. The work to restore it again began in 2017 as the museum was suffering from great neglect. The cost of the restoration amounted to about L.E 63 million.











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