The Jordan Museum, Amman
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Address: The Jordan Museum, Ali Ben Abi Taleb St. 10, Amman 11183, Jordan
Ticket Price: 5 JOD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 02:00 pm Details
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About The Jordan Museum, Amman
With archaeological artifacts from various sites from across the country this 1951 museum is now the largest in the country. The museum in its current form was overseen by Queen Rania. Covering about 10,000 square meters, the collections of the museum are presented in chronological order, and very elegantly tell the story of Jordan’s epic history. They're also lecture halls and a library. Sometimes exhibitions are held Outdoors. The main highlights of the collection are:
- Million-and-a-half year old fossils
- 'Ain Ghazal lime plaster statues - Some of the oldest statues yet surviving drafted by the human hand
- Copper Scroll from the Dead Sea Scrolls
- A copy of Mesha Stele - An important part of Biblical history
The Jordan Museum Information
- Check the museum calendar online for upcoming events.
The Jordan Museum Ticket Prices
- Adults: JD 1
- 13 - 18 years: 500 Fils
- Students older than 18: 250 Fils
- Disabled: Free
How To reach The Jordan Museum by Public Transport
- Drive or take a taxi to here.
- There may be a bus station nearby.
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The Jordan Museum, Amman Reviews
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.
Really cool I didn't think Jordan had such cool history for a dinar you can learn so much very nice place to go on a school trip or just alone my only problem is that it closes very early. Other than that go.
NOT worth visiting. They charge 5 JOD for foreigners to enter the museum. You get to see one small floor of various things. Most of what you see is not historical and does not address the Jordanian history in any way whatsoever. The second floor of the museum is another exhibit that costs 3 more JOD to enter. Ridiculous considering how little you get to see with your first 5. Do NOT bother going here, it is a waste of your time/money.
It's great for a casual family visit with curious kids. The upper floor hosts the Inventions exhibition and it's perfect for kids as well.
The exbition is very explanatory about some of the achievements and constrains/struggles of the country., specially the scarcity of water. Also loved the exbition 1001 inventions! In the "occidental culture " we often "forgot" about the contributions of the arab world ...this exposition highlights some of the main contributors for the development of nowadays world mentioning the impotant role of women!