Museum of Islamic Art

Museum of Islamic Art


The Museum of Islamic Art contains one of the largest and most extensive collections of Islamic artifacts in the world. The search for a fitting premise to display the grand collection of artifacts began in 1880 A.D, and eventually led to the establishment of this building in 1902 A.D. The building was made in the Neo-Mamluk style.

Recently renovated, the museum exhibits a large selection of artifacts from all over the world covering subjects such as astronomy, medicine and engineering. The vast collection allows the visitor to journey through all periods of Islamic history by viewing some of the most magnificent artifacts, including finely carved woodwork, delicately decorated ceramics and rare manuscripts.

A Mamluk key to the Ka’ba in Mecca and a textile bearing the oldest Kufic inscription are among the museum’s notable possessions.










09:00 AM


05:00 PM

Opening Hours


FOREIGNER: Adult: EGP 120 \ Student: EGP 60 EGYPTIANS\ ARABS: Adult: EGP 10 \ Student: EGP 5

Our Insider Tips

Last ticket

The tickets window closes at 4.15 pm

Free tickets

1. Seniors aged 60 and over 2- special needs 3- Orphaned children 4- Public schools trips primary and preparatory school

General Policies

- Please do not touch any exhibits or showcases. - Food and drinks are not allowed within the galleries, except for small water bottles. - Smoking is prohibited throughout the museum. - Please refrain from disorderly, disruptive, and offensive language or actions. - Please be mindful of others, and be quiet when using your cell phone. - Audio players are not permitted throughout the museum. - For the safety of the exhibits, please do not use flashlights or laser pointers inside the museum. - Appropriate attire is requested. - Please do not lay down on seats or on the floor, and do not remove your shoes. - Please follow all posted signs and visitor instructions.


- Private photography is permitted inside the museum after paying ticket fees. - Please refrain from taking photographs of other visitors or staff as it may violate their personal rights. - Please refrain from taking video recordings (cell phone, cameras) in the galleries unless you have paid the appropriate ticket fees. - Taking photographs and video recordings for commercial use (TV, cinema, programmes, advertising, documentary clips, et) are permitted only after obtaining permission from the concerned authority and paying the daily rate. - Please refrain from using flash photography. - Please refrain from using tripods or monopods except for permitted commercial use


 In times of emergency such as an earthquake or fire, please follow the instructions of museum staff.  In the event of an earthquake, please move away from large sculptures, displaycases, and other objects that may fall down.


With regards to the students of Art Faculties, please conduct yourself respectively in regards to the following:  The use of pens and pen markersare prohibited in all galleries: only pencils may be used in taking notes or sketching.  Sketchbooksexceeding 18 x 24 inches are not permitted.  Please do not hinder visitor traffic flow in the galleries by blocking visitors or walking paths.