Part of the virtual visit - Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities
On December 28, Egypt celebrates the 117th anniversary of the opening of the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo.
Egypt's Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities enables enthusiasts to explore the museum in 3D technology:
It is one of the most important museums with some of the most unique and diverse collections of Islamic artifacts worldwide.
The museum was inaugurated in Bab Al-Khalq under the name "Dar Al-Athar al-Arabiya" on December 28, 1903.
The museum includes rare Islamic artifacts from different eras of Islamic civilization covering nearly 12 Hijri centuries, from India, China, Iran and Samarkand, passing through Saudi Arabia, the Levant, Egypt, North Africa, ending in Andalusia and many others.
The museum includes about 400 exhibits. The mission of the Museum of Islamic Art is to display and preserve Islamic artifacts.
Today the museum opens its doors for free for Egyptians, but if you can’t go, we bring you a virtual tour of this unique museum.