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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  • Nasty surprise at the entrance: Jordan Pass unrecognized in spite of this museum is included in the attractions covered. Result? Paid for the ticket of JD 5 for entry, nothing compares to what you will see inside. Shame about the numerous closed rooms and for the upper floor dedicated to a temporary exhibit that required the payment of an additional ticket. (hence the rating 3/5) For the rest of the Museum is modern and interactive, also great for toddlers, needless to say more about the Dead Sea Scrolls and the oldest so far discovered the anthropomorphic statues.
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  • Paid the 5JD entrance fee for a small museum which was quite disappointing. Special exhibition on at the time required further 3JD. Dead Sea Scrolls are on display here in a small room along with othe...  more »
  • This museum was quite small which is not what I was expecting. The main exhibit that is worth seeing here is the Dead Sea Scrolls. They were very cool and such an interesting part of history. Definite...  more »
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  • The main exhibit was closed, but still well worth 5 JOD. 9000 year old statues, Dead Sea scrolls and a bunch of fun facts to make more out of your trip. I recommend going early on so you can appreciate the knowledge while here
  • Some interesting stuff. Quite a bit of the museum was closed for renovation... Not much left. You can see some of the dead sea scrolls.
  • Note - most of the museum is not open! Two modern children's displays have some interesting content.. But wait for it to re-open.
  • The Jordan Museum is located in Ras Al-Ein district of Amman, Jordan. Built in 2014, the museum is the largest museum in Jordan and hosts the country's most important archaeological findings. The museum presents artifacts from various prehistoric archaeological sites in Jordan
  • The museum has potential but there really isn't much to it. There is literally one floor of exhibit space included with the ticket price. I'd guess about 1500-2000 square feet or so....and that's being generous. I essentially paid 5 JOD to see the Dead Sea Scrolls (which were fascinating to see). However, beyond the scrolls, the exhibits are mostly geared toward kids (digital/interactive) and only offer a rudimentary introduction to select aspects of life in Jordan. There is no history section or chronological introduction to the country and/or her people. To add insult to injury, the "Innovations" exhibit on the second floor requires another 3JD to enter. I found this additional price to be absurd, considering the museums's main exhibit was so lack luster. According to online accounts the museum opened in 2014. Unfortunately, I'm not certain where all the money went as, four years post opening, the museum does not present as ready for the public. This visit was one of my more disappointing experiences in Amman. Maybe worthwhile if you have kids but the museum has a long way to go in order to appeal to serious historians/museum buffs.
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