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Bahrain National Museum, Manama
(4.4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Amazing views, only 1 BD each admission. Good if you like to find more about the cultural and historic side to Bahrain. 
  • This place was so useful to educate the tourist like us in regards of Bahrain's history and culture. Even my daughter enjoyed the whole trip. 
  • Boasts the Bahrain National Museum, which related to the history of the modern from the primitive age of Islam before various things are exhibited. And even without exhibits it put the eye, above all near the bus stop was unable to come here and walk the degree because they are not so subtle. I think if you have time come no better place.
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  • Very well organised & lots of information on such a beuatiful country Musuem management are so clever & loyal to their country to maintain such an important piece of art in a good shape for all visitors Thanks
  • Best museum in the area.. Groups the history of Bahrain and presents it well. Usually has interesting exhibitions going on too. Beautiful amazing view from the café which is a great calm place to hang out or read.
  • Every local guide has their views but mine is great atmosphere for families and schools to learn more about Bahrain's past. Displays are maintained. enjoy this beautiful gem
  • Good for a quick visit. Ticket is 1BD you may spend one hour. Havr almost everything you need to know about Bahrain history
  • The mos biggest Museum in Bahrain, very close to it National Theater , Art Center (Fine Art Gallery),Cultural Hall (Performance Hall) , all these opposite the Diplomatic Aria ,in Manama