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12 low-profile, yet mind-blowing museums in Cairo

Wed, Sep. 27, 2017
CAIRO – 27 September 2017: The Egyptian Museum is not the only museum in Egypt; there are many museums that are not as well-known, although they can keep their visitors around for hours.

Here are some low-profile, yet mind-blowing museums in Egypt:

Air Force Museum

The museum is located in Almaza Military Base on Salah Salem road, across from Egyptian Military Academy. A tour through the outside of the museum takes its visitors back to the 1973 October War by displaying helicopters and aircrafts of the era.

Inside the museum, there is VIP hall in which there are many 3D films showing footage of the war. The museum also has a park for children and a café, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Gayer Anderson Museum

This museum is the former home of R.G. Gayer-Anderson Pasha, a renowned British soldier in the Egyptian army. The home itself is excellently preserved and boasts hundreds of artifacts, antique carpets and other valuable items. The house itself perfectly exemplifies domestic architecture from the 17th-century Cairo.

Tickets cost LE 3 for students, LE 5 for adults and LE 50 ($2.83) for camera use.

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The Agricultural Museum

The museum occupies a large area, boasting several buildings. It is well organized and greenish, something we all miss in almost every capital.

It holds skeletons of extinct animals, wax sculptures, stuffed animals, and shows farming customs since ancient Egypt. It is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and the entry ticket costs LE 3.

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Om Kalthoum Museum

Om Kalthoum Museum has dresses, accessories, scarves, shoes and portraits of the iconic Egyptian singer, known as the “Planet of the East.” In many photographs, she can be seen sporting her iconic black glasses, while in the background fragments of her iconic music set the ambience.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while tickets cost LE 5.

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The Museum of Weapons in Abdin Palace

This museum is one of the least well-known museums, being inside the Abdeen Palace in Cairo. It displays many weapons used in the era of King Farouk. Entry tickets cost LE 30.

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The Zoological Museum

This museum, the first and largest of its kind in the Middle East, is located inside the Giza Zoo, will take you in a tour in the African jungles. It displays mummified animals from all over Africa and the Middle East.

You can visit it any time from 10 a.m. for LE 10, and it is closed on Tuesdays only.

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Egyptian Railway Museum

This

museum

is the second oldest railway museum worldwide; in 1834, Egypt was the second country ever to establish a national railway system. However, the museum exhibits means of transportation that dates back to the Pharaonic, Greek and Roman eras in Egypt.

You will also see the first locomotive in Egypt that dates to 1783, as well as the first car in 1854. The ticket costs LE 50, and by the way, it will show you how train tickets looked like over time.

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The Museum of Egyptian Civilization

The museum is located in Fustat, once the capital of Egypt before it became only a district in modern Cairo, behind Amr Ibn al-Aas mosque. It includes crafts practiced for thousands of years in Egypt, such as wooden tools, textile and ornaments. It offers all this for LE 60 ($3.4).

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The Museum of Islamic Art

Not only does this

museum

host priceless pieces that best manifest Islamic art, it is also entirely designed in the Islamic architecture style. It is also the biggest Islamic art museum in the world. Watch some of the finest Islamic art pieces in the world for LE 75 ($4).

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Egyptian Geological Museum

It was established in 1904 and located in Maadi, Cairo. Once you get inside, you will see an intact skeleton of a whale and fossils of huge Ice Agee creatures that were once thriving in the area in ancient times. Pieces of lunar rocks are also on display therein.

It comprises three halls; the first one exhibit ancient rocks and metals, the second displays skeletons of vertebrates, while invertebrates are shown in the third.

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Geographical Association Museum of Egypt

One of the rich museums in Egypt as it embraces million of old maps, antiques and toys dating to 18th and 20th centuries.

The museum is divided into four halls: the first showcases Egyptian traditions and inherited crafts and tools, such as hair styling tools and cars that transported brides to their new homes. The second hall displays statues with traditional clothing of every Egyptian city from Upper Egypt to the Delta. The antiques the delegation of Geographical Association of Egypt brought from abroad, as elephant ivories and swords from Africa, are in the third hall. The fourth hall, painted in blue, is the Suez Canal Hall.

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Statues at the Geographical Museum

Egyptian Textile Museum

This museum is one of the few museums in Egypt that opened during Ramadan and could only be visited from 8 p.m. to midnight.

It exhibits the evolution of textile manufacturing in Egypt from the Pharaonic era to contemporary times. There are also samples of Kiswat Al kaaba (Covering of the Kaaba) Egypt exported to Saudi Arabia.

Tickets are for LE 20 ($1.1)

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