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Umm Qais Museum, Umm Qais

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Take in views of the Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights, and Syria from Umm Qais Museum, housing artifacts that span several empires. Housed in a renovated 19th-century building, the museum stores items traced back to the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods. Take a tour of the site to view the permanent collection of coins, mosaics, and pottery. Explore the inner courtyard, where you will find several statues, before touring the museum's surrounding gardens. Arrange your visit to Umm Qais Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Umm Qais using our Umm Qais travel itinerary planner.
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  • We are just back from a day trip to Umm Qais and thoroughly enjoyed the step back into history. The site is in good condition and the views of the sea of Gallilee, Golan Heights, Lebanon and Syria is ...  more »
  • Good to visit Umm Qais but make sure it is not raining so you can enjoy the view. It is 2 hours drive from Amman.  more »
  • Umm Qays belonged to the famous decapolis (10 cities) founded by Alexander the Great. We were lucky enough to have pick up a local guide who grew up around there to show us around. If we could do it a...  more »