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The Coptic Museum

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Address: No 4 Fakhry Abd el Nour street | Abbassia, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Phone Number: 3639742 - 3628766
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Housing some of the finest collections of Coptic art dating back to Egypt’s...

Housing some of the finest collections of Coptic art dating back to Egypt’s Christian era, this museum includes collections of ancient ankhs and Horus-like falcons, stone carvings from the era of the Mamluks, a 6th-century Coptic stone pulpit and the 1,600-year-old Coptic book of the Psalms of David.

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It's situated next to the metro line and offers a really good insight into the Coptic Church. Some fantastically old artefacts,

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's situated next to the metro line and offers a really good insight into the Coptic Church. Some fantastically old artefacts,

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like the Coptic Museum as much for the peaceful courtyard outside and the remains of the Roman fort as for the museum itself. We visited on a Tuesday morning in early November and we were the only visitors for most of our hour long visit, though we did see a couple as we were leaving. The museum is calm... More 

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Huntington Beach, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointing collection of Coptic relics. A few paintings worth the $10 admission but otherwise I'd pass on it. They charge you an additional $5 to take pictures inside. More interesting is the church of St George and the underground Chapel that is next to it. The Hanging Church is on the other side. Convenient to downtown by metro if you... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautifully presented and curated exhibits give visitors a great look into early Christianity in Egypt. Many tourists just do a quick tour through the churches of Coptic Cairo and don't have time for the museum, but if you can make time, it's worth it. It has enough information presented that you can visit without a tour guide, but a good... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The museum was just opened a few years ago and the remodel is excellent. The ceilings and walls are salvaged from ancient monasteries and refurbished, they look excellent. This museum will take you from early Roman Christianity in Egypt to the Islamic era of Christianity. A lot of woodwork and a lot of grave head stones that tell the story.... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Coptic Cairo is must a see. This museum was clean! Plan on one hour to walk the entire place. Amazing stain glass windows, great assortment of relics. Enjoy the architecture, ceilings, stairwells and floors. Very unique building worth the visit. When you are done, continue your walkabout throughout coptic - old streets, shop doors, hidden churches. This museum is 100m... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Lots of different exhibits to see. Not a hands on museum, for younger children. With teenage boys we saw the highlights so worth another visit. Not too expensive 75LE for adults and 35LE for children. You need a photo license for another 50LE. They were strict on checking this. Lovely roof carvings. It was very interesting seeing all the icons.... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

It doesn't cost very much to get in. There are 3 problems. One is no pictures. If they let people take pictures the museum would become more popular with tourists. The second is that the hours are too short. It closes early in the day. The third is that there's no gift shop. A good gift shop brings in revenue... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

very rich with architecture art specially in the ceiling it was very lavish with drowning and arabesque art work

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

As with all museums in cario, hot, cramped, crowded, loud, difficult to see artefacts and staff not interested in helping

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