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Beit Al Qur'an, Manama

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Specialty Museum Museum
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Beit Al Qur'an by using our Manama itinerary maker.
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  • Beit al Quran is a very interesting collection of handwritten and historical Qurans. Highly recommended for anyone keen on Islamic calligraphy, architecture, or history. The building itself is worth v...  more »
  • 1. Be careful with taxis, they will rip you off. Lucky in the end to find someone honest to take me there and back. I know the economy is down, but asking for triple the normal price is crazy. 2. The ...  more »
  • Beautifully laid out collection of priceless korans and calligraphy from around the world. Some very rare old ones and other newer ones - exhibited in a beautiful sequence to show how the calligraphic...  more »
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  • If you're interested in Islam then you should visit here, Entrance is Free !
  • 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!
  • Wonderful museum collection. Prayer area has spectacular domed ceiling. Also offers Quran classes
  • Must visit place to learn the history of the Holy Quran
  • A beautiful museum of Islamic artifacts. A really must visit in Bahrain.