Bahrain National Museum
Bahrain National Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • Chad W B
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A MUST when visiting Bahrain
    I visited the museum while on a day tour of Bahrain. It is a must. It was actually one of the highlights of my tour. It is a beautiful museum that provides a very well organized history of the country and its people. Helpful, interesting, beautiful, and enjoyable.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Flower53_10
    Tbilisi, Georgia1,590 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and interesting museum
    This is a must place to visit in Bahrain if you want immerse yourself into Bahraini culture, understand the history and development of this nation and just see the beautiful and genuine pieces of art. There is also a beautiful part where you can see the scenes of Bahraini life and see the mannequins in traditional clothes which is interesting , particularly for kids. Also they have a very beautiful collection of old Quran books . The staff is very friendly and like most of attractions in Bahrain it is free of charge.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Melaina L
    Poursac, France32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning building with well curated exhibits
    The show starts outside with an interesting building and use of the sea. Interspersed with contemporary art the Bahraini 'new' is much in evidence on the approach to the museum. The entrance was sparse with a few items highlighted and I was at first a little confused although the floor map of Bahrain is magnificent. However once I discovered my way I had a wonderful time and learned so much about this fascinating island kingdom and its peoples traditions. The museum is clean and very comfortable as an addition. The cafe is very comfortable and reasonably priced. The gift shop was basic but not overtly money-grabby. I liked it. There are also boat trips to historical points of interest available to purchase from the entrance to the museum. I would also recommend these, they are operated by Captains Corner.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 November 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,537 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended to visit this attraction!
    Entrance fee here is about 3 US $, payable by credit card only. There is a toilet area on the left side that is discretely covered by a wall. On the left side are photos and explanations of Pope Francis’s visit of Manama. There is a vintage car on display near this area. Other items on display are various korans, Dilmum mounds and clay pots used to bury the dead, exhibits of lifestyles of Bahrain people from birth to various stages of life. Mannequins in colorful attires were used for these displays. Note that there are 2 floors of exhibits. An elevator is available to go to the upper floor. Outside area: There are sculptures on display here. Excellent photo area here!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 November 2023
  • barrowboy60
    106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do
    This is a must do when visiting Bahrain. It is a stunning building in lovely surroundings - with works of art dotted around the outside. The displays do not disappoint either, from the map on the floor as you walk into the foyer to the the many exhibitions - all are most informative & well presented. It gives you a good insight to the local culture of Bahrain. The coffee shop is good too with lovely seating outside in the shade.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 November 2023
  • DerHenni
    Haan, Germany800 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small but interesting
    Definitely worth a visit, when in town. A lot of Info about the history of Bahrain and the region with many documents and archeological finds. The museum is interesting, but not too large, a visit takes about 45 minutes.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 January 2024
  • Ihar Beliauski
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates139 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bahrain National Museum
    The Bahrain National Museum offers a glimpse into the rich history of the country, making it a must-visit destination. However, some visitors may find it a bit lacking in interactive elements, making the experience slightly monotonous. Despite this, the museum's cultural treasures and informative exhibits make it an essential stop for those seeking to understand Bahrain's heritage.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 January 2024
  • Megha B
    Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates178 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bahrain National Museum
    The visit to Bahrain Museum was one of the highlight of our Bahrain Tour. Entry is 2.20BHD payable only by card. The museum offers an insight about Bahrain's cultural and social life. Also, some interesting facts about Dilmun Graves are worth checking. Highly recommended!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 January 2024
  • Chris S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent architecture with some really good art
    Thoughtfully designed and aesthetically pleasing building housing some excellent art. If you like self reflection through art take your time here and you’ll have a lovely experience. The whole floor is also a map. Several rooms also provide an excellent insight into the early history of Bahrain
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 March 2024
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,491 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend.
    Very good! Highly recommend. Easy to navigate. Beautiful and very clean building. Just the right amount of information so you don't feel overloaded. The display boards are in English and Arabic. I learnt a lot about the history and traditions of Bahrain. On the floor as you enter, there is also an art exhibition from artists in the region. I really enjoyed it. Great cultural experience. Highly recommend.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 March 2024
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Abovetheclouds
2,491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Very good! Highly recommend. Easy to navigate. Beautiful and very clean building. Just the right amount of information so you don't feel overloaded. The display boards are in English and Arabic. I learnt a lot about the history and traditions of Bahrain. On the floor as you enter, there is also an art exhibition from artists in the region. I really enjoyed it. Great cultural experience. Highly recommend.
Written 30 March 2024
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scotdoc2015
Birmingham, UK219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Good museum to spend time to explore this country's history. Clean. Entry fee. No guide map. Nice shop and café too inside.
Written 18 March 2024
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Chris S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Thoughtfully designed and aesthetically pleasing building housing some excellent art.

If you like self reflection through art take your time here and you’ll have a lovely experience. The whole floor is also a map.

Several rooms also provide an excellent insight into the early history of Bahrain
Written 3 March 2024
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Sharaz K
United Kingdom46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The visit to the Bahrain National Museum is essential to understand and learn about the rich history of Bahrain.
Entrance fee is 2.2BHD per adult.
Whilst the museum has great offerings on history and culture through history , it is underwhelming at times.
There is no guide map except a wall mounted display at entrance. An absence of interaction compared to other museums. They could benefit with audio commentary and headsets for visitors.
Low number of visitors but I guess this is something that they can build upon.

You learn a lot about the diverse culture and Dilmun which is very educational.

Worth the visit
Written 25 February 2024
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Megha B
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The visit to Bahrain Museum was one of the highlight of our Bahrain Tour. Entry is 2.20BHD payable only by card. The museum offers an insight about Bahrain's cultural and social life. Also, some interesting facts about Dilmun Graves are worth checking. Highly recommended!
Written 23 January 2024
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Ihar Beliauski
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
The Bahrain National Museum offers a glimpse into the rich history of the country, making it a must-visit destination. However, some visitors may find it a bit lacking in interactive elements, making the experience slightly monotonous. Despite this, the museum's cultural treasures and informative exhibits make it an essential stop for those seeking to understand Bahrain's heritage.
Written 12 January 2024
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DerHenni
Haan, Germany800 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Definitely worth a visit, when in town.
A lot of Info about the history of Bahrain and the region with many documents and archeological finds.
The museum is interesting, but not too large, a visit takes about 45 minutes.
Written 5 January 2024
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LaurenOPV
Washington DC, DC77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Start your visit to Bahrain here & don’t miss the Graves, Dilum and Culture & Traditions halls. You won’t get this much information on a tour, but what you learn here will give you the context and insight to appreciate what you see on any tour you might take.
Written 13 December 2023
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barrowboy60
106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This is a must do when visiting Bahrain. It is a stunning building in lovely surroundings - with works of art dotted around the outside. The displays do not disappoint either, from the map on the floor as you walk into the foyer to the the many exhibitions - all are most informative & well presented.
It gives you a good insight to the local culture of Bahrain.
The coffee shop is good too with lovely seating outside in the shade.
Written 29 November 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.

LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,537 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Entrance fee here is about 3 US $, payable by credit card only. There is a toilet area on the left side that is discretely covered by a wall.

On the left side are photos and explanations of Pope Francis’s visit of Manama. There is a vintage car on display near this area.

Other items on display are various korans, Dilmum mounds and clay pots used to bury the dead, exhibits of lifestyles of Bahrain people from birth to various stages of life. Mannequins in colorful attires were used for these displays. Note that there are 2 floors of exhibits. An elevator is available to go to the upper floor.

Outside area: There are sculptures on display here. Excellent photo area here!
Written 9 November 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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