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Beit Al Qur'an, Manama

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View rare and unique versions of the Qur'an while learning about the history of Islam at Beit Al Qur'an. Inside this multi-purpose complex, visitors find one of the most renowned Islamic museums in the world. Step in for a chance to look at rare manuscripts, woodcarvings, and Islamic calligraphy. In addition to the first written copy of the Qur'an, the museum houses a translated copy dating back to 955 CE, as well as miniature versions that require magnifying glasses to read. The rest of the complex contains a vast library with over 50,000 books and manuscripts, an auditorium, and a mosque. By using our Manama trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Beit Al Qur'an and other attractions in Manama.
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  • September 14, 2017
    Wow! It displays Quran from various times and fonts/calligraphy/styles and it is such an experience. We would recommend everyone in Bahrain to visit this place at least once. The person working here o...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    We visited the museum full of historic Qurans. You may not take pictures inside the museum. The Qurans are well displayed with explanations in several languages. We spent about 2 hours exploring the m...  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    Beit al Quran is a museum dedicated to the Quran. It has a collection of handwritten and historical Qurans. There is no charge for entry.  more »
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  • February 1, 2017
    What they have in there in terms of history is amazing, and the building structurally is beautiful. It would have been useful to have more information on the history of the artefacts, however, and the interior was very dimly lit and felt a bit dated. Highly recommend a visit, regardless!
  • May 1, 2017
    If you're interested in Islam then you should visit here, Entrance is Free !
  • December 3, 2016
    Wonderful museum collection. Prayer area has spectacular domed ceiling. Also offers Quran classes
  • June 19, 2017
    Great history under one roof
  • June 14, 2017
    Must visit place to learn the history of the Holy Quran

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