Constructed from two separate but interlinked houses, one built in the 16th century, the other in the 17th century, the Gayer-Anderson Museum comprises a warren of beautifully decorated interlocking rooms crammed with treasures. There’s little by way of signage, which would spoil the flow, so some travelers opt to visit with guides able to unpack the stories behind it.
There is a significant charge to enter the Gayer-Anderson Museum, and the houses look unspectacular from the outside. Only a few Islamic Cairo tours stop at the museum, generally visiting it alongside the neighboring Ibn Tulun Mosque. You can also see the museum on Cairo art tours.