Om Kalthoum Museum next to the Nileometer in Rhoda Island, Al Manial, Cairo. The museum was opened in 2001.
Umm Kalthoum occupies an undisputedly unique position in Oriental songs. She was known in Arabic as Kawkab Al-Shark or Star of the East for she was a most powerful symbol in the Middle East. She was also called El-Sett for she was seen as The Lady.
In December 2001, her precious belongings and oldest records and tapes were moved to a museum on the site of the Manasterli Palace. This is a beautiful place to visit for those who know her or even the curious that have only heard of her. There, one can absorb the story of this amazing Egyptian woman holding on to her silk scarf, which she could never do without during performances.
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