The Jordan Museum

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The Jordan Museum
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The Jordan Museum serves as a comprehensive national centre for learning and knowledge that reflects Jordan’s history and culture, and presents the Kingdom’s historic, antique and heritage property as part of the ongoing story of Jordan’s past, present, and future.
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Elizabeth H
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my husband runs a history museum in the US - so we visit history museums everywhere. This is an amazing overview of the long history of the region, with great artifacts, maps, etc.
Written 20 July 2022
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honest
Ngunnawal, Australia253 contributions
Solo
It cost 5jod and is not included in the Jordan pass, but it was very interactive and great for kids. It is such a lovely way to get out of the heat and to learn about Jordan.
Written 2 July 2022
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mininani
Madrid, Spain732 contributions
Probably one of the worst museums I have ever seen. Just an exibiition for children. Not for adults searching archeological founds from Amman, Petra or other places in Jordan, just 5 or 6 pieces. Costs 5 JD and it's NOT included in Jordan Pass. And be careful if you pay by card, you are charged 2% more for using this method (but the men in the ticket office won't say anything!)
Don't waste your time and money coming here!
Written 24 June 2022
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David K
San Francisco, CA109 contributions
I planned my trip to Jordan a year before actually getting there due to COVID. Every time I check the Jordan Museum internet site the days/times were changed. This was my #1 priority to see while in Amman and we did this the last day of our visit so I thought I would be able to see antiquities from all the other sites we had already visited (e.g. Petra, Jerash, Madaba, etc) and this was not the case. The museum was more focused on the environment, culture and projects ongoing in Jordan. The few antiquities present were nice, but (and it's unfortunate to say this based on how the other museum "acquired" its pieces) not as impressive as the British Museum.
Written 18 June 2022
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Marjolein A
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,401 contributions
Couples
Beautiful set up with interesting features. Good for a morning tour. Display of dead sea rolls was my personal highlight.
Written 24 May 2022
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Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada21,459 contributions
Not about the political or social history of the country, but mostly about its "archaeological history" is this museum with not too many but a "fairly impressive number" of artifacts from different periods of the country's history (such as the Three Kingdoms Period & the Nabataean Period) to go around and see in a number of rooms with the last one being that for the famous Dead Sea Scrolls where on display is also the jar or such in which the scrolls were found (although as seen in the glass case are like "2 long-shaped" ones) & an info display of their discovery. And apart from archaeological items, it was good to learn here some interesting facts like that the people in this area already had a "water engineering" system some thousands of years ago & that the area in the ancient times was like a "trading confluence" of 3 continents (Asia, Europe & Africa), and also nicely set up in one room is like a "bedouin living room" (mostly a carpet with utensils & such around it as such can likely be found in a bedouin hut or tent).

And although not in the Old Town itself, just outside this museum on one side is like one end of a "big street" which goes through the Old Town with plenty of miscellaneous small shops (not much for souvenirs but mostly for all kinds of everyday items), and actually just a "straight walk" along that street for about 10 minutes through the Old Town and about another 5 minutes past it is just the site of Roman Amphitheater ("to the right" from the big street with an area like a medium-sized square between the street & that "high structure").
Written 16 March 2022
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PepyMasso
Sofia, Bulgaria334 contributions
Couples
Great exhibition, very informative, some interactive zones and short documental movie about Dead sea scrolls. Do not miss "Your name in the ancient languages of Jordan" experience : Arabic, Greek, Nabataean, Aramaic.
Must - see museum. Focus on Ain Ghazal statues, Nabataean hall, Interactive Alphabet hall, special Dead sea Scrolls hall, temporary exhibition.
Horking hours 9 am - 2 pm. You need 2-3 hours there.
Tuesdays and Fridays are day off.
The Jordan Museum is not included in Jordan Pass.
Written 24 February 2022
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GiudittaGerusalemme
Jerusalem, Israel48 contributions
This is a must-see museum for anyone interested in archaeology, with the Copper Scroll, beautiful mosaics, extremely visitor-friendly, copy of the Meisha Stele, historical descriptions and finds.
Written 18 January 2022
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Jamie C
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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.
Written 4 October 2021
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genibre69
London, UK3,210 contributions
Family
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 at all. Some interactive displays. Photos allowed except in the Dead Sea Scrolls area (though I sneaked a few).
Written 20 September 2021
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