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The Jordan Museum, Amman

(4.5/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Discover the country’s rich history and heritage at The Jordan Museum, which boasts an extensive collection of artifacts and relics. The spacious building was completed in 2014, replacing the old archaeological museum. As you wander the galleries, you can admire chronologically sorted displays from Jordan’s past, from bones of animals more than a million years old, to exhibits on the country’s history in the last few centuries. See some of the oldest statues in the world, dating back more than 9,000 years, and admire one of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Plan your The Jordan Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Amman using our Amman itinerary maker.
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  • This museum is a real treasure for Jordan. It is modern and magnificent. Like most archaeological museums it shows the artefacts form the country across the Millenia (Jordan goes back a long way). The...  more »
  • This museum provides a great overview of the breadth and depth of history in the area. It is on the small side but that allowed me to enjoy the full museum and retain the information. It is well organ...  more »
  • The largest museum in Jordan with important archaeological findings on display; of particular interest are the findings of the Nabatean civilization. There is a section in the museum where you could t...  more »
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  • If you wish to see the traditional culture and dresses that was worn during olden era, this place is a must visit. The way each item is depicted and preserved with lighting effects etc gives the audience a natural feeling and tempt to touch and feel if this is real or craft-work. Amazing place!
  • Dear friends and viewers kindly visit that the place because The Jordan Museum is located in the dynamic new downtown area of Ras al-‘Ayn. Presenting the history and cultural heritage of Jordan in a series of beautifully designed galleries. The exhibition space encompasses much of The Jordan Museum’s 10,000 square meter building and covers 1.5 million years of Jordanian history and archaeology.
  • It should be clear that is more an archeological museum covering the old history. The museum is done nicely, actually on some foreign money. It has two floor but second floor is closed. Very dissapointing is the territory on the back of museum: dirty, with garbage, stinky and used as a tolitett.
  • Well laid out, extremely Courteous staff, and the coup de grace, the dead sea scrolls! Worth the 5JD for this alone.
  • Central location with private parking and security service. Great variety of the region's historic antiquities. Clean and well preserved and presented. Reasonable entry fees (for Jordanians at least). Nice outer space. Small area / short tour (relatively). Very few interactive activities. Very few children-oriented activities. No souvenir shop. No coffee/snacks kiosk.