The Gayer-Anderson Museum is an art museum located in Cairo, Egypt. It is situated adjacent to the Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun in the Sayyida Zeinab neighborhood. The building takes its name from Major R.G. Gayer-Anderson Pasha, who resided in the house between 1935 and 1942 with special permission from the Egyptian Government. The museum is noted for being one of the best-preserved examples of 17th-century domestic architecture left in Cairo, and also for its vast collection of furniture, carpets, curio, and other objects.
He joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1904 and was later transferred to the Egyptian Army in 1907. He was then promoted to become a Major in 1914 and during the same year, he became Assistant Adjutant-General for recruiting in the Egyptian Army. In 1919, he retired from the army to become the Senior Inspector in the Egyptian Ministry of the Interior, and he later became the Oriental Secretary to the British Residency in Cairo. He retired in 1924 but continued to live in Egypt, expanding his interests in Egyptology and Oriental Studies.
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Nada Auf | Mar 3, 2018
WHAT AN EXPERIENCE! Touring this house and observing its architectural and historical details was incredible! Definitely worth your visit and your photography ticket! A guide will also show you around, describing every detail of every room. Don't miss out on this.
Moustafa Abdalla | May 8, 2018
beautiful Old House which has been transferred to a museum, it's excatly next to Ahmed Ibn Tukun Mosque just door to door and you can visit both of them in the same time, the museum used to be called "Beit El Kretlia" it has lost of beautiful classical art facts and a small garden definitely worth a visit .
Nesrin Sabha | Mar 23, 2018
Beautifully preserved "oriental"-english house, jam packed with artifacts. Like stepping into the past. Loved it and would recomend for anyone in love with the Middle East.
Egypt Sunset Tours | Apr 9, 2018
A medieval house dating back to the Mamluk time. Restored by Gayer Anderson by a special permission from the Egyptian government.
Munira Saleh | Mar 9, 2018
This small museum is created by a British person in Egypt. It was the house of a women of Greek origin. Next to it another house of another women. They joined the two houses in one museum. You pay a small fee to enter. If you have an extra time in Cairo pay a visit. Especially it is located just next to ibn Tulon mosque.
hagar belt | May 25, 2018
It is so wonderful to discover this awesome place. I have been there for almost two times and every time I have got a chance to experience it differently. The tickets price is so cheap for Egyptian, it’s for free if you are a student tho. The good thing about it is you can witness a different ancient architecture style and walk through the history. Highly recommend!
Issa Khorrassany | May 21, 2018
It was a beautiful experience, one feels like he went in a time capsule. Items are displayed very professionally. They offer a free guide which is really helpful as they kniw where all the light switches are and show you the hidden areas, also it's very easy to get lost inside or miss a room or 2.
حسام نبيل | Jun 5, 2018
I heard too much about it so I was so excited. But it was more than my expectations. It's incredible that you can't go just once and get enough
vaghela ashok | May 29, 2018
Bayt el-Kredlea is considered to be one of the remarkable examples of Muslim domestic architecture in Cairo. It dates back to the Mamluk Period (1040 H./1631 A.D) and it was built by Hagg Mohamed Salem Galmam el- Gazzar. The museum consists of two houses built using the outer wall of the Mosque of Ibn Tulun as support. The larger house, located to the east (the outermost side in relation to the mosque) was built in 1632 (1041 AH) by Hajj Mohammad ibn al-Hajj Salem ibn Galman al-Gazzar. It later came into the possession of a wealthy Muslim woman from Crete, and the home became popularly known as Beit al-Kritliyya, or "House of the Cretan Woman." The second house, to the west (the innermost side in relation to the mosque) was built in 1540 (947 AH) by Abdel-Qader al-Haddad. It later became known as "Beit Amna bint Salim," after its last owner. The two houses were joined by a bridge at the third floor level at an unknown point, and are both collectively known as Bayt al-Kritliyya.
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