Postal Museum is located in El- Attaba square. It opened during the 10th World Postal Conference in Cairo 1934.\r\n\r\nThe museum displays the history of the Egyptian post since its establishment in 1886 until now and contains the most important stamps that is issued by the Postal Authority. The stamp collection hall has been preserved as it was since \u201cKing Farouk I\u201d reopened the museum that his father \u201cKing Fuad I\u201d founded in 1934.\r\n<div class="wp-block-image">\r\n<figure class="aligncenter is-resized"><img class="wp-image-27728" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/12\/271.jpg" srcset="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/12\/271.jpg 544w, https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/12\/271-300x175.jpg 300w, https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/12\/271-313x182.jpg 313w" alt="" \/><\/figure>\r\n<\/div>\r\nA huge marble slab at the museum entrance indicates that it was renovated in the 1990s. The beechwood displays however remained untouched.\r\n\r\nThe museum includes hundreds of thousands of stamps which dates back 150 years, as well as detailed models illustrating documentation, writing and postal services history since the days of the pharaohs.\r\n\r\nIn the stamp collection room visitors can find a rare photo of the first adhesive postage stamp in the world \u201d Penny Black\u201d, issued in 1840 bearing an engraving of a young Queen \u201cVictoria\u201d.\r\n<div class="wp-block-image">\r\n<figure class="aligncenter"><img class="wp-image-27730" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/12\/download-1-6.jpg" alt="" \/><figcaption><strong>\u00a0Old Stamps<\/strong><\/figcaption><\/figure>\r\n<\/div>\r\nThere is a rare photo of \u201cSir Rowland Hill\u201d, the first postmaster of the British postal services.\r\n\r\nThe Postal Museum houses the copper plates that were used in stamp making in Egypt along with original postal seals.\r\n\r\nThe first Egyptian postage stamps were printed in Genoa, Italy, in 1866 when Egypt was an Ottoman province. A year later, a stamp-making facility was established in Egypt.\r\n<div class="wp-block-image">\r\n<figure class="aligncenter is-resized"><img class="wp-image-27732" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/12\/dsc00356-1024x683.jpg" srcset="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/12\/dsc00356.jpg 1024w, https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/12\/dsc00356-300x200.jpg 300w, https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/12\/dsc00356-768x512.jpg 768w, https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/12\/dsc00356-313x209.jpg 313w" alt="" \/><figcaption><strong>Postal Museum<\/strong><\/figcaption><\/figure>\r\n<\/div>\r\nThe museum consists of two main rooms. The first room is dedicated to the history of the Egyptian Postal System, including the history of the Pharaonic, Roman, Ptolemaic, Arab and Modern age postal system, different means used to transport post and how it developed through the years.\r\n\r\nOfficially, the first Egyptian postage stamp dates to the time of \u201cKhedive Ismail\u201d in1830. The latest series of postage stamps in Egypt was issued in anniversary of Egyptian actors like Mahmoud Abdel Aziz and Nour el-Sherif as well as a special stamp commemorating Egypt\u2019s participation in the recent FIFA World Cup.\r\n<div class="wp-block-image">\r\n<figure class="aligncenter"><img class="wp-image-27733" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/12\/%D9%85%D8%AA%D8%AD%D9%81_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%AF_%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B5%D8%B1%D9%89.jpg" alt="" \/><figcaption><strong>Postal Museum<\/strong><\/figcaption><\/figure>\r\n<\/div>\r\nEgyptian stamps remained until 1926 when the first stamps celebrating King Farouk\u2019s birthday came out. The Postal Museum in the mid of Cairo is the reference for stamp collectors in Egypt.