The Iraq Museum, Baghdad

4.4
#1 of 16 in Things to do in Baghdad
The largest museum in the country, The Iraq Museum displays innumerable artifacts dating back to ancient Mesopotamia. Across 28 rooms and galleries, the exhibits showcase the development of the people and cutures in this territory, from 10,000 years ago to today. The museum was looted in 2003, when over 500,000 artifacts were plundered, and the site was partially demolished. However, with the help of UNESCO, most of the exhibits were returned, and, after a long renovation, the museum reopened in 2015. Now you can visit and see everything from hunting tools to statues, legal documents, paintings, and much more. Plan your The Iraq Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Baghdad using our Baghdad trip planner .
Create an itinerary including The Iraq Museum
map
The Iraq Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
54 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • The Iraqi Museum is the finest museums in the world for its antiques and collectibles represent the oldest civilizations in the world needs to develop more. Worth a visit
    View original
  • I have had the wonderful opportunity to visit this museum on a number of occasions. It displays some beautiful antiquities and artefacts of the long history of iraqi heritage. Displays include Pre-Isl...  more »
  • The museum has two floors there are halls, Ashur, sumer, herta, Babylon and many others very interesting which show history of earliest humanity  more »
Google
  • One of my favorite places to visit in any country I travel to is museums. Iraqi museum is one of the best. You can feel the historical meaning of the great Babylon and Mesopotamia. I visited the museum two times and I will definitely go back again.
  • Interesting museum to visit but consider the following 1- ticket 20$ pp 2- smells like dust inside. So not recommended for people who have asthma 3- you need time to spend minimum 1.5 HRS
  • A wonderful museum that comprises a wide range of artifacts from different archeological sites inside Iraq.
  • I had Amazing day here every Iraqi and visiter should go here You will see What Iraqi civilisations Had for thousands of years .
  • Mankind's early history to modern history. Full of wonderful artifacts. Often volunteers explain the significance of the artifacts
Places to stay near The Iraq Museum

Plan your trip to Baghdad

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to The Iraq Museum by other users

9 days in Iraq SEE PLAN May, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Iraq BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Iraq BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Middle East BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Middle East BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN October, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Baghdad BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Iraq BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Baghdad BY A USER FROM TUNISIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Iraq BY A USER FROM IRAQ May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Iraq BY A USER FROM POLAND May, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Iraq BY A USER FROM IRAN May, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Iraq BY A USER FROM IRAN May, culture, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans