Denshway Museum
Museum type :
Archaeological Museum

Established in :
1906

Holidays :
Monday

Visiting Hours :
9-20; Saturday to Thursday

Contact No :
(0098-21) 670-1915

Location :
Al-Minufiyah , Egypt

Display Objects :

The museum includes a replica of the gallows, paintings and sculptures that tell the story of the incident as it unfolded, five exhibition halls and public space.




Description :

  • The Denshway Museum is a museum in Al-Minufiyah, Egypt, 100 kilometers north of Cairo.

  • The museum, which opened in July 1999 commemorates the Denshawai Incident, Egyptian peasants who struggled against British colonialism in 1906,and honors the seven martyrs who were hanged on 26 June, 1906.

  • In creating the museum, it was hoped to remind villagers of the history that helped to shape the region and also provide a cultural center which would increase tourism in the region.

  • The museum's design is that of an Egyptian pigeon tower, with three levels connected by spiral stone stairs.

  • The museum includes a replica of the gallows, paintings and sculptures that tell the story of the incident as it unfolded, five exhibition halls and public space.