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The Jordan Museum, Amman

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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. Make The Jordan Museum a centerpiece of your Amman vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Amman trip itinerary planning site.
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  • Doesn’t accept payment of entry fee by credit card… why would that be the case? The only place in Jordan that doesn’t accept credit cards that I have come across.  more »
  • Very well-worth a trip. AC, impeccably clean, with placards in English and Arabic. The museum gives a great overview of Transjordan and I found it very helpful before going to Petra. Not many people.....  more »
  • I walked here to discover more of Jordon history. Very disappointed to find it is closed on Tuesdays. My old guide book said it was open but clearly wrong. Why close all day in the middle of the week  more »
  • Jordan museum is a great experience and a must do when visiting Amman. They have many exhibits dating back thousands of years, including the original dead sea scrolls! When we went they also had a great I reactive exhibit upstairs for kids to enjoy. Entry price was quite reasonable too.
  • Wonderfully designed new building with an excellent selection of items important to Jordan. I particularly enjoyed seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls, both the leather ones and the lesser known copper ones. There is a large number of artifacts found during archeological digs
  • Wonderful. Not only for the fans of archeological treasures, but also to enjoy in family. Beware, it is not exactly in the place indicated on Google maps. You have to continue after the town hall, in the direction of the Roman theater.
  • Do not miss this museum when you visit Amman! The exhibits seemed brand new and were really nicely set up. All signs are translated to English. The permanent exhibit is a history of people in Jordan from prehistoric times to the Byzantine era. Temporary exhibits included a section on how Jordan uses water and energy as well as an exhibit called 1,000 Inventions (this was great for kids because there were a lot of interactive tools and games). We especially loved the section on the history of language. The cost was 5JD per person (for foreigners) which I thought was a bargain for the quality of the museum.
  • Amazing experience, really enjoyed it. Went during the 1001 invention exhibit. The first floor was on Jordan throughout the ages, second floor for the exhibit. Both floors provided beautiful insights. One of the volunteers guided us throughout the exhibit and provided a tour that suited our limited time for that day. An absolute must for kids to go to. Actually, wish we had similar places while growing up. Would definitely go back again for another visit

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