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Bahrain National Museum, Manama

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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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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  • this museum is near to bahrain airport but there is no public you can find the past cultur of bahrain`s people such as pearl fishing,many kinds of boats and fisherman and etc. 
  • Honestly I didn't expect what I've seen there. Entrance fee is only half dinar. It lead me to read and search more in Bahrain history. It show the old life of Bahrain and how people in old ages were l...  read more »
  • The museum is fine, it's a good distraction for a couple of hours, but it doesn't really get any better than that. It talks of the typical stages one goes through when raised in a Muslim country (idea...  read more »
  • The Bahrain national muesum is a unique muesum in the kingdom. It has different halls with different civilisation's heritage . You can have a walk to the Bahrain National theatre near the seafront
  • Well maintained Quiet Good way to explore the history of Bahrain
  • A let down from previous times. The features on the walls have been taken down, and so the entertainment for the kids is just not there. Also, the cafe, had no Arabic Coffee.
  • Always has some sort of event going on plus it's a beautiful building that is worth visiting.
  • Definitely a must see attraction in Bahrain. Learn about the history of Bahrain. My kids loved the aerial satellite view map of Bahrain on the floor.
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