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Egyptian Ethnological Museum

Egyptian Ethnological Museum

In Shari Qasr el-Aini, which runs south from the Midan el-Tahrir, is the Ethnological Museum. Established in 1895 by Khedive Ismail as part of the Geographical Society, this neglected museum gives visitors the opportunity to learn about daily activities and traditions in modern Cairo. Exhibits include eresous (licorice syrup) vendors, traditional musical instruments and school instruments. This museum is home to exhibitions which cover the activities and traditions in Cairo throughout the ages. Displays include village crafts, costumes and equipment as well as reconstructions of daily life in Cairo throughout the ages. There are also displays featuring scenes of everyday life in other African countries. Important treasures from Cairo's past can be found at the Cairo Museums, Egyptian Ethnological Museum, the Military Museum and also within the Pharaonic Village.
Ethnological Museum, Cairo
Address:
Egyptian Ethnological Museum
109 Qasr al-Ayni St.(Gr.floor of Geographical Society Building), Garden City, Cairo 11511 Egypt
Tel. +20-2-3545450
Admission: Free
Open Hours: 9.30am-2.30pm daily


Last Updated on Sunday 16th January 2011