Museums in Cairo

Cairo has some of the most endlessly fascinating museums in the world, covering all periods of history. You could spend a lifetime in the exhilarating chaos of the Egyptian Museum alone! Whether you are into religious art or ancient history, or have a taste for the bizarre, the museums of Cairo will provide a fascinating insight into this amazing city.

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The Coptic Museum

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Mar Guirguis Street
In the center of Old Cairo, across from the exit from the Mar Girgis Metro stop

Largest collection of Coptic Christian art in the world... read more

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Gayer-Anderson Museum

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4 Maydan Ibn Tulun
Ibn Tulun Street

Eclectic museum in beautiful home, used in James Bond film... read more

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Manyal Palace Museum

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1 Saray Street
Manyal

Opulent palace with bizarre, disturbing hunting museum... read more

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Solar Boat Museum

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Giza Pyramids Plateau

Pharaoh's cruise boat to the afterlife... read more

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Agricultural Museum

Al-Sawra Street
Next to the Ministry of Agriculture

Surreal, tranquil and surprisingly engaging...
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Railway Museum

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Ramses Square
Ramsis Station

Trainspotting Heaven... read more

Citadel: Military Museum

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Citadel Historic Area

Charting the History of Egyptian Warfare... read more

Abdeen Palace Museum

Moustafa Abdel Raziq Street
off Abdeen Square

1001 Arabian knives... read more

Citadel: Police Museum

Salah Salem Highway
The Citadel

Crime & Punishment... read more

Ethnological Museum

109 Qasr el-Aini Street
Geographical Society Building

Scenes of Daily Cairene Life... read more

Taha Hussein Museum

Helmiyat al-Ahram Street
(by al-Haram Street)

Tribute to the Doyen of Arabic Literature... read more

Citadel: Carriage Museum

Salah Salem Highway
Citadel Historic Complex

19th-Century Luxury Vehicles... read more

Museum of Ahmed Shawki

6 Ahmed Shawki Street

A Fine Tribute to a Great Poet... read more

Citadel: Al-Gawhara (Jewel) Palace Museum

Citadel Historic Area

Fine Ottoman Architecture... read more
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