Museums in Manama

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Museums in Manama

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  • james m
    Helensburgh, UK11 contributions
    A really great experience, that should be high on the agenda if you want to understand the history and development of Bahrain. Well designed building with varied exhibits covering both history and culture, and cheap to enter. It only cost us 1.1BD in July 22 (approx £2.40). Recommended.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Been a few places
    Epsom, UK1,118 contributions
    If you are a fan of calligraphy or religious texts this is the place for you. A huge collection of Korans, old and new from all around the world can be found in Beit Al Qur'an. As a non-Muslim, I spent a good half hour admiring very much appreciated the craftsmanship and beauty of the penwork which males up the religious texts. Definitely add a visit here to your list if you are looking for a bit of culture.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Graham0709
    Newcastle, Australia139 contributions
    This museum in the middle of Bahrain is difficult to locate but well worth the effort...no pun intended!!!
    You will see and learn that oil was first discovered in the Middle east in BAHRAIN...a little known fact.
    Before you go, just check that it is open and the daily timing.
    Written 16 July 2019
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  • iloo
    Arabian Gulf117 contributions
    Come in at 8pm and the band begins by warming up to old Bahraini songs. The seating is amphitheater style, albeit the room is quite small. A nice way to spend a Thursday evening, just go to Saffron across the street first because by the time you come out they may be closed!
    Written 23 April 2018
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  • Two T
    Manama, Bahrain21 contributions
    Featuring old relics that are of interest to philatelists and the general public, a lovely space expertly designed to showcase everything related to BAHRAIN’s postal history.
    Written 18 February 2020
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  • Connoisseur-of-Life
    Mississauga, Canada1,375 contributions
    There should be a separate listing for the Fort although the two are adjacent and related. This site is reached by motor launch from a dock by the National Museum. The boat ride itself affords a magnificent view of the city. The Pearl Museum is self-guided and actually rather interesting in terms of recounting the history of the economic impact of the industry. The nearby Fort is a World Heritage Site [2012] and while little remains, it is worth the maritime side trip from the Museum. This is a 30 minute diversion with lots of fresh air and many photo ops.
    Written 10 February 2019
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  • Pierre C
    Manama, Bahrain552 contributions
    An oasis of calm in the middle of Muharraq where the French community hosts cultural events. Well preserved by the renovation
    Worth a visit
    Written 3 February 2017
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  • pskale
    Mumbai, India653 contributions
    This is the palace of Bait Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa who was the ruler of Bahrain from 1942 until his death in 1961. Not much to see here. Avoid.
    Written 12 March 2017
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    Manama, Bahrain3,025 contributions
    The mall has a good selection of traditional crafts done by Bahrainis. For visitors, you would find nice souvenirs.
    Written 14 March 2018
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  • Austin M
    3 contributions
    Wandering through the Souk in Bahrain.. and stumbled into this treasure!
    There is nothing better than enjoying the local culture!
    Got some great gifts, and then Aziz insisted on sitting us down for some coffee after the sale. Wonderful memories!
    Written 11 May 2022
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