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 Travel Tips
- Check the museum calendar online for upcoming events.
Entrance Ticket Details For The Jordan Museum
- Adults: JD 1
- 13 - 18 years: 500 Fils
- Students older than 18: 250 Fils
- Disabled: Free
How to Reach The Jordan Museum
- Drive or take a taxi to here.
- There may be a bus station nearby.
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71.84% of people who visit Amman include The Jordan Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
92.31% of people start their The Jordan Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Jordan Museum
91.43% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Jordan Museum
The Jordan Museum Reviews & Ratings
A place providing detailed information of history, geography and modern times of Jordan, this museum has made a good use of technology. Visitors are able to get knowledge not just visually, but also through sounds. It also has a feature where people can experience the ancient process of embossing and printing.
Not what I expected. Very limited, small as compared to other national museums. The draw is the exhibit of the dead sea scrolls, not sure I'd paid 5 dinar if I knew. They do however have decent restrooms. A better choice is the museum at the Citadel.
It's a wonderful place. We had a great time. Deserve more than 5 stars.
Jordan museum is a great experience and a must do when visiting Amman. They have many exhibits dating back thousands of years, including the original dead sea scrolls! When we went they also had a great I reactive exhibit upstairs for kids to enjoy. Entry price was quite reasonable too.
The museum presents artifacts from various prehistoric archaeological sites in Jordan, including the 7500 BC 'Ain Ghazal statues which are regarded as one of the oldest human statues ever made by human civilization. The collections in the museum are arranged in chronological order and also features lecture halls, outdoor exhibitions, a library, a conservation centre and an area for children's activities. The museum was established by a committee headed by Queen Rania, which became the only museum in Jordan to implement modern artifact preserving technologies.