Egyptian Textile Museum

Egyptian Textile Museum


Egyptian Textile Museum is sabil was built on Al-Mu'izz Street by Muhammad Ali Pasha in 1244 AH / 1828 as a charity on the spirit of his son Ismail who died in Sudan. It was converted in 2010 into the Egyptian textile museum.

It is one of the most beautiful of the spices. It is well constructed and decorated with exquisite decoration.

The upper part of it is a school called the Al-Nahasin School, which is considered one of the first modern schools in the region. It was one of the first modern schools that continued to serve until the 1950s, Among its most famous students is the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser.

The façade was decorated with four copper windows for watering passers-by, and was decorated with Turkish marble inscriptions with engravings influenced by the European Ricoco.

The museum is the first of its kind in the Middle East. It contains nearly 1000 pieces of different ages, giving the visitor a complete picture of the development of this industry in Egypt from the Pharaonic to the Muhammad Ali Dynasty.

The museum consists of two floors with eleven halls; the oldest piece of the pharaonic era, Among the most prominent collections of Keswaat al-Kaaba, Which was manufactured in Egypt since the era of Caliph omar ibn al-Khattab and was sent to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia annually until 1962.










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FOREIGNERS: Adult: EGP 40 / Student: EGP 20 EGYPTIANS/ ARABS: Adult: EGP 10 / Student: EGP 5

Our Insider Tips

Last Ticket

The tickets window closes at 12.30 PM

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