Arts & Culture

Egypt to Open Royal Vehicle Museum in September 2019

Egypt to Open Royal Vehicle Museum in September 2019

2
Photo credit: Egypt Today

Egypt is set to open the Royal Vehicle Museum in September 2019,  Head of the Projects Sector at the Ministry of Antiquities Waed Abul Ela announced.

The minister revealed that the development process of the museum has begun and the electro-mechanic works is almost done.

The museum, located on July 26 Street in Zamalek, is covered with geometric patterns and horse head embroidery. Royal Vehicle Museum will be considered one of Egypt’s most significant museums displaying Mohammed Ali and his family’s royal vehicles’ collection including the collection of rare vehicles that belonged to Khedive Ismail.

The featured vehicles total at 78 cars including 22 cars that were gifted by European countries. They were used by the Alawite family for several celebrations including concerts or weddings as well as car and horse accessories used in that time period.

Some of the iconic pieces one display will be vehicles gifted to Khedive Ismail by Napoleon III and Queen Eugenie during the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, which the Khedive later used in his wedding and the queen during the opening of the Parliament.

Enclosed by a large courtyard, the space was designed for the cars to pull up at the gates for the Khedive and the royal family.

*Cover photo credit: Egypt Today

“Qaaf”: A Gallery, an Art Space, a Community
“Thaat”: An Egyptian Design and Social Enterprise With An Inspiring Vision

Subscribe to our newsletter


Arts & Culture

More in Arts & Culture

Egyptians React to the Sad Death of Haitham Ahmed Zaki

Egyptian StreetsNovember 8, 2019

Messages Behind Naguib Mahfouz’ Nobel Speech

Farid Ayman ElShenawyNovember 8, 2019

The Coptic Church to Produce Biographical TV Series About Pope Shenouda III

Egyptian StreetsNovember 6, 2019

International Congress of Egyptology Launches 12th Edition at Mena House

Egyptian StreetsNovember 4, 2019

10 Top Interior Design Trends in Egypt in 2020

ES BuzzNovember 4, 2019

Egyptian Architect ‘Highly Commended’ in 2019 Tamayouz Excellence Award

Egyptian StreetsOctober 25, 2019

The Internationally Acclaimed Egyptian Brand Reviving the Dying Craft of Kilim

Nour EltiganiOctober 22, 2019

What If Egyptian Women Had the Supernatural Power of Emitting Electricity?

Sara AhmedOctober 21, 2019