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Bahrain National Museum, Manama

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History Museum Museum
Embark on a four millennium journey through the history of Bahrain at Bahrain National Museum, one of the oldest museums in the country and its top attraction. Opened in 1988, the museum occupies a monumental modernist building on the waterfront. Browse through its collections of archeological artifacts related to the ancient Dilmun civilization or comb through traditional pre-industrial handicrafts, old Islamic manuscripts, and various specimens of native flora and fauna. The highlights of this site include an early burial mound (moved to the museum from Hamad Town) and a tableau depicting Bahrain as a Dilmun paradise in a scene from the Epic of Gilgamesh. Look for the 1932 Buick--a gift from the American government--that belonged to the country's first emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa. Our Manama vacation trip planner makes visiting Bahrain National Museum and other Manama attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Just go and have fun. I did. Bahrain is mother of all civilisations If you don't believe me, Visit the museum.  more »
  • First visit to the museum, i learned a lot about the Bahraini traditions and culture. It is highly recommended.  more »
  • What a disappointment. Costs very little to enter but not much to see. A very expensive gift shop and lots of staff about not doing much except the cleaners.  more »
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  • A must visit place if you are in Bahrain. Very nice architecture and ambience. Interesting pieces of history and paintings. Nice cafe there to relax. Lovely place by the sea.
  • Usually I do recommend to my friends specially d 1st timer they have to visit d museum all the history artifacts about a certain country was established from pre historic up to d modern age. If I am going to rate this a score of 10 w/ a thumbs up too
  • Beautiful building and it's nice to see that the people love their country. The historical presentation is accessible without being watered down. I was hoping the kids would be more respectful and not touch the artifacts.
  • Spacious meuseum, but not many notable exhibits. Needs more exciting exhibits to appeal to public.
  • National Cultural Museum. Nice place to explore ancient living style