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Abdeen Palace Museum

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Address: Moustafa Abdel Raziq Street | off Abdeen Square, Cairo, Egypt
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+20 2 391 0042
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Formerly serving as a royal palace until the end of the monarchy in 1952,...

Formerly serving as a royal palace until the end of the monarchy in 1952, this history museum features a large collection of weapons and medals including knives, guns, cannons and an exhibit of medals.

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Amazing displays of antique weapons of all kinds.

Many items to see that belonged to the king Frouk and his royal family and how it was during the ruling class - 18th and 19th centuries .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Squash_10
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Durban, South Africa
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place should tell the history of the Royals who used to live there and established the place to begin with, in addition to the historic and political events that took place in the past 60 years or so. Yet, you don't get to see much ... I wish there was a rather attractive display of every room. all you... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many items to see that belonged to the king Frouk and his royal family and how it was during the ruling class - 18th and 19th centuries .

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Thank Squash_10
Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Well, The Place is HUGE, Many Antiques, and The Museum is Full Of Modern Kings Of Egypt's Stuff including guns, Statues, Gifts from other rulers of other countries and also gifts from other rulers to presidents of Modern Egypt.

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Thank Eldeheby
New London MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This site was not high on our priority list but was close by and we had the time. We were pleasantly surprised to find it a nice escape from the noise and traffic of Cairo. Beautiful gardens walled off from the city and a terrific--mostly military-museum within. Excellent arms collection if you like that. We stopped for coffee and tea... More 

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Thank KentNewLondonMN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

if you were a fan of royalties ,history , weapons collections ,this is the right place to go , u will be mesmerized at every piece ,hundreds of unique pieces of weapons from different places and different era ,a wonderful place to visit ,one visit is not enough to pay every collection the required attention

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Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

I was expecting to see some of the rooms with great architecture and colours inside?. Weapons ,silver ,gifts from diffident country ,.It was ok if you to that sort of things. Nicly displayed . Wish they did that in Cairo Museum.

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Thank Alina K
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

This museum has some wonderful artefacts from history. From every type of historical weapon through to the gifts that have been given to the current and former leaders of Egypt there is so much to see. It is a shame the Palace if not open otherwise it would be an awesome day out. The gardens you walk through before entering... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

It was actually fantastic. My husband was geeking out over all of the unique guns and swords. I'm not into historical weapons but it was actually great. Amazing displays of antique weapons of all kinds. Small bronze statues and all of the president's gorgeous gifts from other nations. Very well displayed with fantastic descriptions of each item.....unlike the Cairo museum.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Beautiful garden before entering. I was impressed. I wasn't excited about seeing guns and swords but i was wrong. They were not just weapons, I'd prefer calling them pieces of art, unfortunately used to kill. Beautiful crafted swords with jewels, paintings and caligraphies. And from all over the world, even some samurai swords. And you can see how as the... More 

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Tripoli, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

I wish the palace was all open for guests...We could only visit the museums part... The palace is really beautiful from the outside. As for the museums, everything is beautiful and well organised. Don't miss it out because it shows an important part of Egypt's History when it was under the reign of khedewi Ismail and kings Fouad and Farouk.

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