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All about papyrus (paper)

Supposed to be a museum, but not really - it's a shop selling papyrus/paper products. But they do a... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Ben_Luiz
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Melbourne, Australia
Quality ancient Egyptian art

Excellent shop to buy Egyptian art on papyrus. They give a brief demonstration of how papyrus plant... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
135Mayur
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Mumbai, India
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Nov 9, 2017
“All about papyrus (paper)”
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Our gallery has been built over 950 square meters where we have an endless collection of : papyrus, gold ware, silver ware, stone ware and a wide range of souvenirs. We started our bazaar in 1985 and had a reopening in 2005 .We have a new vision and...more
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22 Abuelhoul St, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given a price for the one I was carrying around. After my credit card was charged, she switched to lesser quality item and said the one I carried around was more expensive. They are good at their scam.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Supposed to be a museum, but not really - it's a shop selling papyrus/paper products. But they do a very good demo and explanation of how paper is made, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. If you decide to buy something, don't hesitate...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Ben_Luiz
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Excellent shop to buy Egyptian art on papyrus. They give a brief demonstration of how papyrus plant is converted to paper. The staff are helpful and hospitable. The art on offer is far superior in quality than what is on offer elsewhere in Cairo. The...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank 135Mayur
Reviewed 28 October 2016

My guide offered a stop here as a "museum" but it is a shop with a brief demonstration of how papyrus plants become paper. However the artwork is much better quality (and expensive) than I saw elsewhere in Cairo. Do bargain hard and ignore the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Keith B
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Okay so I know the deal. Tour groups go to places like these all over the world. The key is to know the prices of the items you look at before you buy. The artwork is unique so take your time if you plan to...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank wondot0
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I was extremely pleased with Private Tour arranged Mr. Mohamed Hussien, Tour Operator of 5 Continents Travel. Mr. Hussien came to Cairo Airport as soon as I landed and took care of my Visa arrangement and Customs clearance and dropped me at Barcelo Pyramids Hotel....More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Bhaskara K
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The staff were very kind and informational. Abraham was our tour guide. He showed us how the paper was made and gave history about making this one of a kind paper; as well as giving detailed history about any painting found in the building. When...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank RenJones12
Reviewed 4 February 2015

They might bring you here as part of a tour group so they are all geared up for that . You can buy cheaper anywhere else . The sales people are friendly , super friendly and tricky . I had to stop a couple of...More

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank Saskiagrav
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Visited the store a few months back and have been trying to get my money back after realising they have charge me 2200 Egyptian pounds, rather than 220. The salesman was far too gleeful for this to have been a mistake, on reflection. I believe...More

Date of experience: March 2013
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

By the time we went to Cairo I was getting better at saying 'no' when people tried to flog me stuff, but I decided to have a barter to try and pick up some souvenier gifts here. I did good! I ended up getting some...More

Date of experience: November 2012
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