North Walls of Cairo Museum

The North Walls of Cairo are a remarkably well preserved section of city walls constructed about 1090. These defences are a world-class monument. The purpose of the design is to protect the monument and create a meaningful and significant experience for visitors by adaptation of the numerous rooms within the walls for a series of interconnected museum displays. The components are: presentation of medieval military architecture; mediaeval arms and weapons; Pharaonic material incorporated into the walls; and the “Flying Carpets” exhibition of a collection of Oriental rugs.


Commissioned by the Historic Cairo Project of the Ministry of Culture



Location: the North Walls of Cairo.


Concept design: Agnieszka Dobrowolska