The Jordan Museum
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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  • Kyle A
    4 contributions
    Thorough history of Jordan
    Museum gives all the history of Jordan which was a great review for the start of our visit in the country. Exhibitions are organized well. Easy to follow. We spent a couple hours because we read a lot. We mainly spent time in the history section.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 February 2023
  • CasaRoscoe
    Ottawa, Canada236 contributions
    A Must See
    The Jordan Museum is housed in an attractive new building in old downtown Amman. Easy to get to on foot or by taxi, the museum is well worth a visit. When we visited an excellent special display was in place comparing and linking old methods with new: communication, water, symbols, and identity among them. The signage reflected the best in current museum exhibition practices and is displayed in Arabic and English. The remainder of the museum is a mostly chronological exploration of Jordan's history, and some superb archaeological finds are on display. A small room of Dead Sea Scroll fragments, as well as an unrolled - and still mostly undeciphered - copper scroll is very interesting. Allow about an hour, or more if you plan to read all the display text.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 13 March 2023
  • zuv
    Bucharest, Romania27,124 contributions
    Modern museum
    A modern museum, beautifully arranged, but smaller and less offering than I expected. It has two sections. On the ground floor, elements from the history of Jordan are presented (the part dedicated to the life of the Bedouins was the more interesting for me). On the 1st floor there is a part dedicated especially to children, presenting in a fun and interactive way different scientific discoveries made by the Arabs. You need 60-90 minutes to visit it, but you could spend even more here.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 April 2023
  • franniehammy
    15 contributions
    impressive, informative and engaging.
    Very bright, well laid out museum with 3 main sections covering environment, chronological history of the land and associated artefacts and it's people's. There is much to learn in all 3 areas from how they are embracing environmentally friendly ways of living within their land to the evolution of the land. Some artefacts go back to 8,700BC which is mind blowing and it's well presented and weaves an interesting story. Upstairs you are introduced to a number of scholars from the past, along with the inventions and ideas they developed and what impact that has on us today. Lots of interactive screens and something for all ages.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 April 2023
  • kwilldebrunes
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom38 contributions
    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 Kingdom149 contributions
    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, Australia13,781 contributions
    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
    22 contributions
    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, Texas67 contributions
    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, Switzerland1,947 contributions
    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
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KMLondon22
London, UK195 contributions
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
4 contributions
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, Australia13,781 contributions
Sep 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, Australia130 contributions
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
Belgium157 contributions
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, UK395 contributions
Sep 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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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1,947 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
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.
Written 6 September 2023
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JLWK2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL439 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Excellent museum, really enjoyed the information and the presentation. It was a great way to start a trip in Amman.
Written 31 August 2023
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Chris E
San Antonio, TX67 contributions
Jul 2023
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!
Written 15 August 2023
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Daniel Huntington
22 contributions
Jul 2023
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.
Written 8 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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