Taha Hussein Museum
Museum type :
Culture and Hisrory

Established in :
1889

Holidays :
Friday

Visiting Hours :
11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Contact No :
5852818

Location :
Cairo , Egypt

Display Objects :

This museum pays tribute to Dr. Taha Hussein (1889-1973), the doyen of Arabic Literature. Blind since childhood, Hussein nonetheless managed to publish over 50 books on Egyptian political, cultural and social issues. He was one of the country's leading intellectual figures and served as Minister of Education, during which time he introduced the principle of free education. Housed in the former residence of the late philosopher-thinker, the museum's highlights include Hussein's study and 7,000 book library.




Description :

This museum pays tribute to Dr. Taha Hussein (1889-1973), the doyen of Arabic Literature. Blind since childhood, Hussein nonetheless managed to publish over 50 books on Egyptian political, cultural and social issues. He was one of the country's leading intellectual figures and served as Minister of Education, during which time he introduced the principle of free education. Housed in the former residence of the late philosopher-thinker, the museum's highlights include Hussein's study and 7,000 book library. Visitors will be greeted by a bronze bust of Dr. Taha Hussein made by sculptor Abdel- Kader Rezk. The exhibits also include five sculptures and a number of paintings made by Egyptian painters: Youssef Kamel, Ragheb Ayyad, Mohammed Nagy and Ahmed Sabry. The second floor displays the landlord's bedroom, his memorabilia and personal belongings of his wife. The Ministry of Culture bought the villa in 1992 to turn it into a museum. His family appreciatively collaborated with the ministry by offering his international and national recognitions and mentions to the museum, including the Nile Medallion.