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CAIRO – 15 December 2017: The Gayer-Anderson Museum is the real location of the James Bond film, “The Spy Who Loved Me.”
View of a room inside Gayer-Anderson Museum – Official Facebook Page of Best Places Egypt
The museum has been prosperous due to the historic art collection housed there and the frequent film shootings that took place in the museum, like the Egyptian film, “Shahd El-Malika” and the James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me.”
A part of Gayer Anderson Museum’s Terrace November 4, 2010 – Wikimedia/Berthold Werner
The scenes of James Bond’s movie were filmed at various locations in Egypt and Italy.
Focusing on the scene where James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines, with the help of a K.G.B. Agent, we find out that this scene has been filmed at El-Moez street.
The camera went inside Gayer-Anderson Museum’s rooms to film Bond while he was off meeting with Amasova about the microfilm and she was trying to keep him distracted.
Nefertari statue at Gayer Anderson Museum November 4, 2010 – Wikimedia/Berthold Werner
Close to Sayeda Zainab, with a view of the Ibn Tulun Mosque, the museum's architecture alone is enchanting; its rooms are decorated in different styles, combining the Persian, Syrian and Oriental styles.
Scenes of “The Spy Who Loved Me “at Gayer Anderson museum
According to the Supreme Council of Antiquities, the Gayer-Anderson Museum was the house of John Gayer-Anderson, a British army officer working in Egypt. During his stay from 1935 to 1942, he preserved two adjoining houses and filled them with antiquities and artworks that he gathered from his tours across Egypt and the whole region, collecting treasures from countries such as Iran and Turkey.
The museum is filled with a collection of oriental furniture, glassware, crystal, carpets, silks and embroidered Arab costumes, also displayed in the museum is a historic treasure chest for anyone who loves Egypt.
Decorated fountain in the reception hall of the Gayer Anderson Museum November 14, 2015 – Wikimedia/Berthold
The museum is built in the traditional style of Egyptian houses from the early Ottoman architecture; wooden lattice screens (Mashrabiya) look down into a reception hall where a marble fountain stands under a rooftop terrace.