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Papyrus Institute

98 Haram St | El Haram, Cairo, Egypt
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98 Haram St | El Haram, Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our day long tour package included a stop at this Government-run institute. Our guide prepared us before entering that it was a legitimate business, that they would encourage us to buy artwork but that there was absolutely no expectation that we do. It is perfectly...More

Thank Elisabeth T
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Our guide took us to this government run institute. We were given a very detailed demonstration into how papyrus is made. The shop has many pictures for sale and we ended up coming away with quite a few!

Thank Caz C
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We usually avoid going to shopping stops within a guided tour because they are usually a rip off. But we decided to go with this one as we've seen several reviews saying that its interesting. It is indeed interesting and we ended up buying 3...More

Thank ihui
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It's a place of must visit to know how to prepare the first paper had been maid. After the demonstration of papyrus making ,they are trying to push sale of their papyrus paintings. Their price are too high. You can find this things on the...More

Thank Saifur T
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We learned how to make paper here the demonstration was great .Apparently first paper in the world was made by papyrus don't quote me on this I was told that here !! We bought a souvenir here we were given 5000 years guarantee on paper...More

Thank Amit G
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I recently visited the Papyrus Institute with my parents. We bought two pieces, the smaller included for free with the larger. We watched both be wrapped individually but when we got home the smaller tube was empty. When challenged the director offered to send it...More

3  Thank Geoff P
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We throughly enjoyed the free welcome drinks and demonstration on how papyrus is made. The assistant was knowledgable and friendly. He showcased the art available for sale, and was easy going and happy to help us and/or just let us browse. I was thrilled with...More

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Tour guide brought us to this papyrus institute. I decided not to buy anything even before entering but ended up buying a papyrus about my arm's length size. The guy was really good at explaining how papyrus was made and we had good time asking...More

Thank jinnyajumma
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Our tour, YourEgyptTours.com, took us there. A very slick, professional young woman demonstrated about papyrus. The sales pitch was strong. My friend could not say no. He bought US$400 worth. Two days later he regretted it. Our guide said he could have his money back....More

4  Thank CASanMarino
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I am stressing on this in every review I write about any place in Cairo: "Cairo is intimidating, if you are not being escorted with someone that will guide you how to deal with people, you will definitely get rubbed in some way or another"...More

2  Thank 640sadeka
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