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Located at the main tourist street and only three minute walk from the main gate to Petra. Opening Times Location Online bookingOpening TimesWe are open seven days a week throughout the year from 10 AM to 11.30 PM2000 years ago Petra society was...more
This little museum just within the entrance to Petra next to the ticket office in the Petra Visitor Center is definitely worth a visit. The displays are well-laid out and the signs are in both Arabic and English. The museum provides plenty of information about...More
Just after the main gates to the Petra site and just before the walkway this is a well set out and informative guide to the history and culture of the people who built Petra. It only takes 20 minutes and leaves you so much better...More
The museum is located next to the ticket office in the Petra plaza. It is a good introduction to the site, and gives good background information prior to entering Petra itself. It is also a good place to cool down on a hot day. The...More
Inside the museum you can see a Greek sign on an ancient broken vase, and a head of the Greek king of gods Zeus. This is probably from the era of Alexander the Great and his successors, but nobody knows for sure.
Unfortunately, I didn't see this little museum until after I had walked through Petra for 8 hours. It gives a quick overview of all the facets of the place: people, culture, trade, and much more. There's short video that looks at the restoration process.