Cultural Centers and Modern Libraries
Abd El Karim Merghani Cultural Center
The center was opened on the 15th of May 1998. Its objectives are the dissemination of culture, knowledge and scientific information, by means of the holding of fairs, symposiums and lectures on the arts, folklore and culture in general. The center is equipped with a big, bilingual (Arabic - English) library with a child's section, and also an audio-visual library.
Work hours: Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 6:O0p.m. - 8:00 p m.
Address: Omdurman, Wad Nubawi- Elu'mda- Intersection of Wadi Saydna St. with Al Doma St. P.O. box 168
Telephone: 552638 Fax:775435
Basheir El Rayah Public Library
The library offers literary and various cultural services, as well as book fares, exhibitions and cultural forums.
Daily working hours: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday is a weekly holiday.
Location: Mowrada, near the Municipality Omdurman. P.O. Box 447.
Beit El Thaqafa
The 'Cultural House' was established in 1991. It houses a book and film club and a theatre, and hosts cultural forums and festivals.
Daily working hours: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Friday is a weekly holiday
Location: Khartoum East, near the Army Headquarters.
British Cultural Center
The Center was established in 1948. It offers English language courses and houses a library, a conference auditorium and film shows.
Daily working hours: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday a weekly holiday.
Location: No. 40, Sharia Abu Sin, Khartoum. PO. Box 1253.
Tel: 780817 Fax: 774935
French Cultural Center
The Center offers French language study courses, a library, a video club, film shows, seminars, art exhibitions and various cultural activities.
Daily working hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday is a weekly holiday
Location: Off Mek Nimir Ave.
German Cultural Association
EstablIshed In 1997. the AssocIatIon offers German language courses, a library, film shows and cultural forums. The Association is open throughout the week, except Fridays
Location: El Mek Nimir Avenue, Khartoum. PO. Box 1866.
Tel: 777833 Fax: 779377
Iranian Cultural Center
Established in 1989. It offers the foltowing activities:
Iranian language courses, computer courses, and Arabic penmanship courses. There are a general and an audio-visual library. It has another branch in Omdurman providing the same activities.
The center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Address: The headquarter Mek Nimir and Africa road junction, Khartoum
Tel: 472275 - 471224 Fax: 472274
Omdurman: Sharia Al'arda, Near El Merikh stadium, Omdurman
Libyan Arab Cultural Center
Established in December 1988. It offers the following facilities: a public and general library, a child library, and an audiovisual library. Also it gives courses in the following: typing, secretarial courses, Arabic penmanship, photographing, video filming, film editing, press and public relations, accounting, teaching of Arabic as a second language, and sewing. It holds other cultural activities and forums.
The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is closed on Fridays and public holidays.
Address: St. 15, New Extension, Khartoum.
Tetephone: 464726 Fax: 472044
The Iraqi Center
The Center was established in 1944 and offers the following facilities: libraries, a theatre, computers, video room and art exhibition gallery. A cultural forum is organized every Wednesday.
Daily working hours: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday is a weekly holiday.
Location: Sharia El Azhari, Khartoum North.