The museum was opened on 23 July 1962, and dedicated to the memory of Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil Pasha and his wife Emiline,
In 1971 it was sectioned by the government of Egypt, President Anwar El-Sadat used it for executive offices. The palace was returned to museum use in 1993.
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