Royal Family Jewellery Museum
About The Museum
The Royal Family Jewellery Museum is another significant historical site in the wonderful city of Alexandria, this museum of art and history is situated at the former palace of Princess Fatma Al-Zahra in the Zizenia district of Alexandria.
A vast array of jewellery and ornaments are on display at the museum as well as various carved images, paintings and other artistic items. Initially opened to the public on the 24th of October 1986, the building was temporarily closed to give it a facelift by carrying out renovations and expansions, it was then inaugurated again in April 2010.
Many of the jewels on display are relics from the Muhammad Ali dynasty, a succession of rulers who were the kings of Egypt before being ousted in 1952 by the revolution.
Design and Architecture
Princess Al-Zahra’s palace was constructed in 1919, with the walls and ceilings embellished with ornate artworks and nature paintings telling stories of events that happened in the past as well as depicting the natural environment. There are also artistic historical depictions in the palace windows done in glass. The interior is vast, covering an area of over 45,000 sq. ft. And there are gardens surrounding the palace.