The Jordan Museum
The Jordan Museum
4.5
15:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
15:00 - 19:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
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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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  • kwilldebrunes
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and worth a visit - needs a cafe
    The Jordan Museum is a great way to spend 60/90 minutes. Well worth the 5 dinar to get in (if you’re not local). I was hoping for a cafe, but alas it wasn’t to be. A note of caution - don’t go by taxi in rush hour (it’s rush hour all day). The taxis are really cheap but be prepared to spend quite some time in them! Amman - please invest in some public transport infrastructure, jeez..!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Marc Robertson
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom140 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice museum with no cafe attached
    Very interesting artefact's; a mix of quite archaic interpretation to modern, interactive experiences. The quality of the archaeology is generally excellent as is much of the presentation. It does feel somewhat overwhelming however. There is a lot to see, and a few more places to rest would be a welcome addition. Not just to take the weight off, but to think about what you’re seeing. The ‘cafe’ is a very poor experience indeed and is little more than a coffee vending machine with some deckchairs and tables. Don’t bother with this aspect, but it does feel like a missed opportunity for the museum to make some money I won’t lie.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,418 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take a trip back in time
    Jordan is a crossroads of cultures and peoples, in the heart of the Middle East. Jordanians have had to be creative, making the most of limited natural resources. The Jordanians have learnt to carefully manage water and have been at the forefront of technological innovation for thousands of years. Jordanian culture goes back to the beginning of time. This museum is truly marvelous.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Daniel Huntington
    24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see
    A new museum covering the history of Jordan from prehistoric to modern times as well as plans for the future. Ethic, religious, cultural, natural resources, geologic exhibitions. Well organized and laid out, I wish we had more time.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Chris E
    San Antonio, Texas65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical exhibits with interactive experience
    If you have kids, the Jordan museum is a must see. The ground floor has some great historical exhibits on the region plus a must-see display on the dead sea scrolls. But its the upstairs that really caught our attention. Its an interactive history lesson on the contributions of scientists, mathematicians, and inventors from the region. It starts with a 10 minute movie that introduces some of the people you'll see in the exhibits. Screen actors portray the historical greats from the region and explain their contribution usually with an activity to go along with it. The TV displays of the actors trying to get your attention to come interact with them are well done. Really worth the 5JD to keep the kids engaged for a few hours - and they (and you!) may learning a thing or two!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 15 August 2023
  • JMGeneva
    Geneva, Switzerland1,936 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well done and highly informative
    Bviously the budget to set up this museum was generous. The result is a nice building with many highly interesting exhibits on Jordanian history and life over many periods. Well worth the modest entry price.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 September 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,418 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museum gives an insight into the ancient world
    Jordan is the crossroads of civilization. The Jordan Museum displays many artifacts that go back thousands of years. However, Jordan was the center of revolutions, with industrial and agricultural innovations that changed the world. The Jordan Museum is an insight into the ancient Middle East
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 November 2023
  • KMLondon22
    London, United Kingdom202 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good museum but not as comprehensive as expected
    A nicely laid out museum, with some good exhibits (such as some of the earliest human statues ever discovered). One floor is currently occupied by a very interesting exhibition on ancient scientific discoveries in the Arab world. The museum though is not as large as you might expect and one wonders where a lot of finds from places such as Jerash & Petra might actually be housed. Entry is not covered by the Jordan Pass. The entrance is on the opposite side to the bus station (not as indicated by Google walking directions).
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 November 2023
  • Robert D
    3,872 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent museum
    The Jordan museum tells the story of Jordan throughout the ages. It took me a full two hours to see all of the exhibits in this modern museum, opened in 2006. Some of the exhibits date back thousands of years, such as the prehistoric stone tools. There is a two-headed statue that is over 9500 years old and is one of the oldest human statues in the world. At one exhibit, you could see your name in Jordan's different alphabets. In another rooms, there is an exhibit of the Dead Sea scrolls. On the upper floor was an exhibit I has seen in London in 2010. The "1001 Inventions: Discovering Our Past . . Inspiring Our Future" exhibit featured Arab discoveries and scientific advancements during the so-called "Dark Ages".
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 April 2024
  • Chuck R
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Surpise in the City
    The Museum is a gem with some really interesting exhibitions which provide a lot of information on the history, archeology, and general interest topics on Jordan. You will not be disappointed in any way, parking is easy, the staff are welcoming and friendly. There is plenty to excite the your interest no matter your age.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 June 2024
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Chuck R
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The Museum is a gem with some really interesting exhibitions which provide a lot of information on the history, archeology, and general interest topics on Jordan. You will not be disappointed in any way, parking is easy, the staff are welcoming and friendly. There is plenty to excite the your interest no matter your age.
Written 17 June 2024
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Flipperty Gibbert
Carlisle, UK111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Guidebooks state that the Jordan Museum has very limited opening hours, but this is not the case. It is open until 7pm (although Fridays may be shoter hours) so check Google for info instead.
The museum is central- just down the road from the ampitheatre- and well worth a visit.

As well as covering the region's history, displays explore Jordans geology, energy options, and resources. The ground floor focuses on these aspects and the ancient history of Jordan. Upstairs, the focus is on the arabic 'renaissance'- the science and art that exploded in the region while Europe etc were stuck in the dark ages. It really is quite fascinating to follow the timeline through the museum and see the sudden and drastic development which occured.

Some of the most ancient art works in the world are housed here, highlighting the longevity of civilisation in this part of the globe. Lime plaster human figures from Ayn Ghazal date back 9000 years and are the first known sculptures in the world.
The Tulaylat al Ghassul wall painting fragments displayed here are the earliest known depictions of ceremonial dress, including figures in masks (dating from 5-7000 years ago).

The route through the museum takes you through the neolithic, to the bronze age, the greeks and romans...byzantine and islamic eras and beyond. A very interesting walk through history and very well explained.

One room is dedicated to displaying Jordan's portion of the Dead Sea Scrolls. A highlight for many.

Displays covering the progression of language are also of interest, with examples of proto alphabets, the development of letters, the aphabets of migrant populations and development over time. You can type your name in English and see how to write it in aramaic, greek, nabatean and arabic.

Many of the displays are interactive- touch, press, listen. Some have videos with characters in costume explaining their role.

I had a few hours spare at the end of my day and headed here with a couple of fellow guests from my hotel. Very glad that I did, even though we did not have time to explore the exhibits fully before closing time.
Written 13 June 2024
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York3,872 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The Jordan museum tells the story of Jordan throughout the ages. It took me a full two hours to see all of the exhibits in this modern museum, opened in 2006. Some of the exhibits date back thousands of years, such as the prehistoric stone tools. There is a two-headed statue that is over 9500 years old and is one of the oldest human statues in the world. At one exhibit, you could see your name in Jordan's different alphabets. In another rooms, there is an exhibit of the Dead Sea scrolls.

On the upper floor was an exhibit I has seen in London in 2010. The "1001 Inventions: Discovering Our Past . . Inspiring Our Future" exhibit featured Arab discoveries and scientific advancements during the so-called "Dark Ages".
Written 12 April 2024
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Samantha F
Hawkinge, UK44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Good variety of history over 1000s of years.

In particular the dead sea scrolls are interesting. Inventions exhibition is always good.
Written 6 December 2023
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KMLondon22
London, UK202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
A nicely laid out museum, with some good exhibits (such as some of the earliest human statues ever discovered). One floor is currently occupied by a very interesting exhibition on ancient scientific discoveries in the Arab world. The museum though is not as large as you might expect and one wonders where a lot of finds from places such as Jerash & Petra might actually be housed. Entry is not covered by the Jordan Pass. The entrance is on the opposite side to the bus station (not as indicated by Google walking directions).
Written 20 November 2023
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Tatiana R
Rethymnon, Greece9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Super! Very interesting for me and for my daughter! It was amazing,we enjoyed every second of our visit!
Written 17 November 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Jordan is the crossroads of civilization. The Jordan Museum displays many artifacts that go back thousands of years. However, Jordan was the center of revolutions, with industrial and agricultural innovations that changed the world. The Jordan Museum is an insight into the ancient Middle East
Written 6 November 2023
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Andrew C
Brisbane, Australia121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a great museum for the history of Jordan and other areas. Very good displays and good interactive displays which would be good for children. Well worth visiting to learn more about the history of Jordan
Written 28 October 2023
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Lucas M
Belgium166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
A good museum about Jordan. The temporary exhibition with general information was very nicely presented. The exhibition on Middle Eastern scientists and inventors was also very interesting and presented in a fun way.
Written 2 October 2023
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Rachael H
Birmingham, UK384 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Really glad we visited this museum. Very interesting exhibitions, some fun interactive sections and we learnt a lot. The English translations were fantastic. Recommend
Written 9 September 2023
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