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Papyrus Institute

98 Haram St | El Haram, Cairo, Egypt
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“for sale” (4 reviews)
“tree of life” (2 reviews)
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98 Haram St | El Haram, Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was interesting to see how paper was made and the artistry of the people there. I know that it is very labor intensive to make this all from hand and it was interesting.

Thank GypsieeRose
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Learned a lot seeing how papyrus was made. The staff is a lot pushy in trying to sell the art. The offered my daughter if she bought two pieces they would give her one for free. The work is very beautiful and reasonable.

Thank MaryAnneCullen
Reviewed 7 October 2017

After an interesting commentary & demonstration of how a papyrus is actually made, spend a good half hour admiring the delicate artwork on papyrus. There’s an attached shop to buy this easy-to-carry souvenir. But do remember to bargain!

Thank Sagnik B
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Heard about papyrus trees from long before and used to tell stores about it. to kids, but was not fortunate to see it.,But we were happy to see it.so big but having long poles and beautiful small flowers at the end. The walls being decorated...More

4  Thank jojo5222
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Our day long tour package included a stop at this Government-run institute. Our guide prepared us before entering that it was a legitimate business, that they would encourage us to buy artwork but that there was absolutely no expectation that we do. It is perfectly...More

2  Thank Elisabeth T
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Our guide took us to this government run institute. We were given a very detailed demonstration into how papyrus is made. The shop has many pictures for sale and we ended up coming away with quite a few!

Thank Caz C
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We usually avoid going to shopping stops within a guided tour because they are usually a rip off. But we decided to go with this one as we've seen several reviews saying that its interesting. It is indeed interesting and we ended up buying 3...More

1  Thank ihui
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It's a place of must visit to know how to prepare the first paper had been maid. After the demonstration of papyrus making ,they are trying to push sale of their papyrus paintings. Their price are too high. You can find this things on the...More

Thank Saifur T
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We learned how to make paper here the demonstration was great .Apparently first paper in the world was made by papyrus don't quote me on this I was told that here !! We bought a souvenir here we were given 5000 years guarantee on paper...More

Thank Amit G
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I recently visited the Papyrus Institute with my parents. We bought two pieces, the smaller included for free with the larger. We watched both be wrapped individually but when we got home the smaller tube was empty. When challenged the director offered to send it...More

5  Thank Geoff P
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