National Archaeological Museum, Amman

(3.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Delve into the past on a visit to National Archaeological Museum, which displays an eclectic collection of relics, ranging from the Paleolithic all the way to the 15th century. Opened in 1951 and sitting in the Amman Citadel, the museum used to house the copper Dead Sea Scroll, before its relocation to the new Jordan Museum. Study the chronologically organized exhibits of a variety of artifacts and relics, from ancient pottery and figurines to glass objects and old coins. Put National Archaeological Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Amman trip generator.
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  • It is in the interior of the Citadel of Amman, does wonders inside for an expert in history, but they need to protect his sculptures, which are accessible. There are centuries-old works, some of them 6500 BC.
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  • I love museums and couldn't resist when I saw it next to the Citadel. It's an additional entry charge but still an interesting visit. Although the building is very small it displays quite a number of ...  more »
  • Small museum located on the site of the Citadel which it complements the discovery of the site. Very beautiful pieces in one space a bit small and dated. See!...
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  • This amazing Museum is within the Citadel. If you came for the view, you might not think to visit this modest sized building, but you'd be making a big mistake. Within its modest rooms, there are artifacts that help define the Jordanian people and culture from the earliest times. ****
  • Good collection! However sad to see such a old antique pieces being kept in not appropriate conditions.
  • It's inside the Citadel. I was amazed at the artifacts and how far back in history Jordan goes back. Well worth the visit.
  • An excellent museum presenting many archeological evidences of the Romans.
  • You can find Very antique and historical things, its inside citadel and view from citadel is simply amazing specially in the evening.