Egypt’s Royal Carriages Museum gets ready for reopening
Egypt’s Royal Carriages Museum gets ready for reopening. Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Khaled Al-Anani visited the site to follow up on final touches of the museum restoration project.
It is the fourth of its kind in the world after the museums of Russia, England and Austria.
The museum has been closed since 2001 for renovation. Yet, the work stopped for years, before resuming in 2017. The museum’s restoration project cost about EGP63m.
It was established at Khedive Ismail’s era, dedicated to displaying the royal carriages and horses belonging to the royal family. It was named at the time Department of the Khedive Carriages, then his name changed to the “Management of the Royal Stables” in 1914. After that, it renamed the Royal Passenger Service in 1924. Then his name finally turns into the Royal Carriages Museum.