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The Jordan Museum, Amman

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 240+ 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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  • As the title already says, this is a great place to learn about the (very rich) history of Jordan. The exhibits are very well arranged and there are good explenations in englisch. Its a new and modern...  read more »
  • This is a great place to start your vacation in Jordan. I knew nothing and I learned a lot about Jordan's early history from 1,000,000 BC to the Romans! Unfortunately, it stopped there but the artifac...  read more »
  • We did not realize that the museum is closed every Tuesday for maintenance. When we showed up we were informed it was not opened. TIP: If walking to the Jordan museum from Rainbow street be sure to tu...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Interesting enough. As you walk through it gives history of peoples in the area from the first people to modern day. It dedicates a lot of time to Petra so I would highly recommend seeing this before you head down to Petra. It also features the dead sea scrolls. That could be highlighted a little more as I missed it first time and my friend showed me where it was. Another complaint is while it's easy enough to locate the complex the actual entrance was not easy. The natural point for the entrance, imo, is dirty and seemed full of homeless folk. The entrance itself is the car entrance. A few more signposts wouldn't go amiss (You can say that about everywhere in Jordan to be fair.) Despite that it's a worthwhile visit.
  • In my opinion one of the best museums in the Middle East, with a rather huge collection of finds of all epoques and a big focus on ancient Petra.
  • This new museum will surely become one of the highlights of downtown Amman. Although currently (November 2013) only the ground floor exhibition area is open, it is fully operational. It contains superbly presented artefacts in well-lit display cases with each object described in English and Arabic. The rooms are mainly in chronological order from the oldest Palaeolithic items through Neolithic, Greek, Roman and Byzantine periods, ending (on this floor) with the early Islamic era. Emphasis is placed on the peoples who inhabited the lands that are now modern Jordan but there are explanatory panels relating them, for example, to their trading partners and to Biblical texts. Individual highlights include plaster statues from Ayn Ghazal, dated to 7500-7700 BC, and the unusual copper scrolls found near the Dead Sea. Currently, the Restaurant and Gift Shop planned for the museum are not finished and neither is the upper floor area where the displays will complete the time-line through the late Islamic period to the modern day. The museum has limited opening hours (10am – 2pm Saturday, Sunday, Monday) and is free to enter. It requires about 2 hours to take in all the rooms and is a very rewarding experience for those willing to give it this time. Photography without using flash or a tripod is allowed throughout the museum.
  • The best museum in jordan
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