Egyptian National Military Museum

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Egyptian National Military Museum
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Statue of Ibrahim Pasha at the entrance to the Egyptian National Military museum
Established1938; 83 years ago (1938)
LocationCairo Citadel, Cairo Egypt
TypeMilitary museum
Collection sizeHistorical armament of Egyptian Army

The Egyptian National Military Museum is the official museum of the Egyptian Army.


The National Military Museum is located at the north western area of the three Haram Palaces, inside the Cairo Citadel.[1] It overlooks the Mokattam Hills and the entrance to the Citadel. The Haram Palaces were originally constructed by Mohamed Ali Pasha in 1872.


The museum was established in 1937 at the old building of the Egyptian Ministry of War in downtown Cairo. It was later moved to a temporary location in the Garden City district of Cairo. In November 1949 the museum was moved to the Haram Palace at the Cairo citadel. It has been renovated several times since, in 1982 and 1993.[2]


MiG-21F at the National Military Museum of Egypt
P-15 Termit anti-ship missile, of the type that sank INS Eilat in 1967

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  1. ^ Richard Seaman. "Egyptian national military museum". Richard Seaman. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Egypt Military Museum in the Citadel". Ask-aladdin. Retrieved 2 March 2013.

Coordinates: 30°01′46″N 31°15′41″E / 30.02944°N 31.26139°E / 30.02944; 31.26139