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Address: Ali bin Abi Taleb Street | Ras Al-Ayn Area, Amman 11183, Jordan
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The Jordan Museum serves as a comprehensive national centre for learning...

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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See your name in ancient scripts

This was by far one of the highlights of Amman for me. A wonderfully designed modern building around a cool courtyard where you can sit and have a drink and a snack from the cafe... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was by far one of the highlights of Amman for me. A wonderfully designed modern building around a cool courtyard where you can sit and have a drink and a snack from the cafe. The visiting exhibit is currently celebrating the great Arabian scholar Ibn Al-Haytham, the father of optical science, and is a real treat for children and... More 

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

took yellow cab here cabby had never heard of it and I had to guide by Google maps...also tried to rip me off on fare 9jd I stead of like 2jd. anyway 5jd to get in here. they have stuff from paleolithic Era to dead sea scrolls. you are done pretty quick in here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very well-designed and maintained museum. The sign placards are done in excellent English (can't comment on the Arabic!) and the staff is attentive and welcoming. Well worth two hours of your time. The history of this region is rich and this museum organizes it all to make it easy to follow and understand. I was amazed at... More 

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Horley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely new building which is wonderfully cool from the heat of the street. Lots to see and very interesting.

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Grapevine, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a rainy afternoon here and we learned a lot about the history of Jordan. It was a very nice museum with many interactive exhibits, especially the room about the bedouin culture.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the finest museum in the category, but still worh a visit. You get a better understanding about the origins of the people an the country.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This museum is a real treasure for Jordan. It is modern and magnificent. Like most archaeological museums it shows the artefacts form the country across the Millenia (Jordan goes back a long way). The exhibits have Arabic and English signage so English speakers can read everything. The exhibits are wonderful and in the various sections are explanations of all the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

This museum provides a great overview of the breadth and depth of history in the area. It is on the small side but that allowed me to enjoy the full museum and retain the information. It is well organized and the docents are helpful. Do check the hours as it closed early the day I was there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

The largest museum in Jordan with important archaeological findings on display; of particular interest are the findings of the Nabatean civilization. There is a section in the museum where you could type your name into a computer, and it gives you a free printed copy of how your name would be written in 5 different languages.

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Amman Governorate, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The antiquities on display in this museum give you a real sense of the history of Jordan dating back to prehistoric times to the present. It also has an excellent section on the development of the Arabic language, which derived from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs according to the museum. Without wanting to sound condescending, as a foreigner who speaks English, the... More 

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