Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya), Cairo

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#4 of 109 in Museums in Cairo
Tour a well-preserved 17th-century complex and see a vast collection of carpets, furniture, and curiosities at Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya), a set of two houses exhibiting a variety of artifacts collected by a British doctor and amateur orientalist. Take a walk in the inner courtyard and admire carved arches and lattices, and tour the thematic rooms with ceramics, portraits, chests, and a wide array of 19th-century furniture. Highlights include the Mohamed Ali Room, a Persian room, a Byzantine room, an ancient Egyptian room, and a Damascus room with elaborate baldachins. Don't miss the secret chamber of Makhba and the harem room. Take a look at our Cairo trip itinerary builder website to schedule your visit to Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Really excellent trip! He was super revealing, super welcoming and organized the trip very well. We had a wonderful time!  more »
  • It's not a good thing. Magical place. It's interesting to see different rooms and see how the occupants live. See the Secret House - the lady can visit visitors! A long history of beautiful furniture. The whole thing -- the house feels very royal. It's helpful to provide good information. Be sure to go!
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  • Touring old Cairo we came across this museum house of Gayer-Anderson Pasha, military and official in various areas of the Egyptian government during the first half of the twentieth century, this museum reflects how the well-to-do families lived at the beginning of the last century during the British occupation, it is very well maintained, it is imcrecable to see as the house was then, furniture, works of art, porcelains, clothes, ornaments etc... a visit that I loved...
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  • One of my favourite places in Cairo, such a hidden gem! It is an oasis of serenity in this megalopolis chaos! Apparently the guided visit is short, so DYI ! I love the architecture, the artifacts, the garden and the book/gifts shop. The " tales of the kritlia" book is great! The house had been associated to some interesting fairy tales:)
  • Very cool museum. Something off the trail of the ancient... and into the modern age of Egypt. Which is arguably more interesting.
  • By far the awesomest place I’ve been to in Cairo. There are in total 62 rooms and everything is gorgeous. rooms are themed from Persian, English, Turkish, Indian, Damascus, Chinese. The craftsmanship that goes into all the woodwork in this house is exceptional.
  • This is the best preserved old house in cairo with wide collection of furniture, art works and monuments, my two sons and me loved the place and highly recommend.
  • Great place to visit will take you back in history opens by 9.00 am you will pay for the entry ticket and your camera use
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