Khalifa House Museum, Omdurman

See artifacts from the Mahdi era at Khalifa House Museum, along with the Mahdi's silver-domed tomb next to it. Abdallahi Ibn Mohammed aka Khalifa lived here, and because of being a prominent figure, they made a museum from his house. Built in the late 19th century, but established in 1924, the museum takes you back to the period from 1881 to 1899, and you can see different artifacts documenting it. In most rooms, you can learn about important battles and local leaders. See photos, weapons, and clothing worn back then. With our world travel planner, Omdurman attractions like Khalifa House Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This house belonged to the Khalifah who was the successor of the Mahdi. It is now a museum of the time. It contains a range of weapons & artefacts such as General Gordon's chair. It also has a letter ...  more »
  • In front of the tomb of the Mahdi is created in 1924 the Museum House of Khalifa. This is a two-storey building with several courtyards, built in the traditional design and style prevailing at that time, mudbricks and clay in the 80 years of the 19th century, which served as the successor to the Mahdi, Caliph Abdallahi Ibn Muhammad. It was also the seat of the administration of the State Mahdi. In the courtyard is a collection of carriages from this period, the remains of the first dome of the tomb of the Mahdi and the first car in Sudan-Special Dogcart from 1905 used by the Governor-General of the Sudan Sir Francis Wingate. In the halls of awaiting gifts from the battle of Omdurman and Khartoum under siege-weapons (including guns and machine guns Maxim), costumes and photos of Khartoum from this period made by the British.
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  • It really requires about an hour and a half to go through. There aren't a lot of written facts or much coherency to the narrative, in my opinion. However, I did gain a solid background and I think I would have appreciated it 10x fold if I had done extra reading before going. Very neat artifacts and special notes about Khalifa history and the house uses. If you go to Sudan, you must stop by.
  • Nice traditional place
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