Khalifa’s House Museum

The Khalifa House focuses on the period of history in the Sudan known as the Mahdia, 1881-1899. The man whose house this was, Abdallahi Ibn Mohammed, was known as the Khalifa (successor) and was the most prominent individual in the Sudan until his death in 1899.

The rooms in the Khalifa’s house are filled with artifacts of the Battle of Omdurman – weapons, clothing – even chain mail worn by the most important leaders. There is a room full of Gordon memorabilia. There are pictures and news clippings of early Khartoum.


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