Beit El-Umma, or House of the People, was built at the turn of the century as a residence for the nationalist leader of modern Egypt and founder of the Wafd party, Saad Zaghlul (1857-1927). There is a bronze statue of Saad Zaghlul in the house's entrance.
Beit El-Umma has been carefully preserved in its original state as a museum, providing its visitors with a rare taste of the lifestyles of the Egyptian political elite at that time. It has an Art Nouveau dining room, Louis XV style reception rooms, an Arab style living room, Turkish baths and a fine library. Inside the house, several portraits and photographs are hung on the walls of Saad Zaghloul and his wife Safiya Zaghloul, as well as portraits for other members of the family, leaders and public speakers at the time.