Tourists and locals alike that are looking to visit museums in Amman will not be disappointed with the wide range of options the city as to offer. Below I have divided the museums in Amman into categories including:
- History & Culture
- Archaeology & Anthropology
- For Kids
Keep reading to find out more about what is on display at each museum, contact details and the location.
History & Culture
The Jordan Museum
Presenting the history and cultural heritage of Jordan in a series of galleries, The Jordan Museum serves as a comprehensive national centre for learning and knowledge that reflects Jordan’s history and culture, and presents in an engaging and educational way the Kingdom’s historic, antique and heritage property as part of the ongoing story of Jordan’s past, present, and future.
Location: Ali Ben Abi Taleb St. 10
Jordan Folklore Museum
A collection of Jordanian and Palestinian heritage like costumes, musical instruments, handicrafts and mosaics.
Location: Hashemite Plaza
Home of the Widad Kamel Kawar dress collection, the most complete of Palestinian, Jordanian and other Arab costumes from the 19th and 20th centuries, with over 2000 costumes and weavings. TIRAZ is a Jordan-based institution which aims to preserve the Widad Kawar collection, and promote the vibrant Palestinian and Jordanian cultural heritage and Arab living traditions.
Location: 19 Riad Al-Mufleh St.
Archaeology & Anthropology
Jordan Archaeological Museum
Artifacts from archaeological sites in Jordan, dating from prehistoric times to the 15th century.
Location: Museum St, Amman Citadel
The Archaeological Museum / University of Jordan
The objects in the museum are gathered from two main sources: The Department of Antiquities, and the excavations carried out by the Archaeology Department. The museum’s collections date from pre-historic periods up to the late Islamic periods. They summarize the history of Jordan and reflect the experiences of its people.
Location: University of Jordan – Faculty of Archaeology and Tourism – Queen Rania St.
The Exhibition of Arab Heritage And Recent Discoveries
This exhibition aims at introducing Jordan to the Arab cultural heritages throughout the ages, as well as exhibiting recent archaeological discoveries. This exhibition is devoted to recent archaeological discoveries from the excavations carried out by the Department of Antiquities of Jordan. The exhibits will be transferred to the various Jordanian museums after the conclusion of their study and publication. The displays are therefore changed annually.
Location: Department of Antiquities
The Anthropological Museum / University of Jordan
Collections of modern Jordanian heritage with tools made by Jordanian people from their natural environment that includes agricultural tools, costumes, cosmetics, furniture, drinking and eating tools, tents and animal equipment.
Location: University of Jordan – Queen Rania St.
The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
The largest collection of artworks by contemporary artists from the developing world.
Over 2000 works including paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, installations, weavings, and ceramics by more than 900 artists from 60 countries mainly in Asia and Africa.
Location: Hosni Fareez St.
The Numismatics Museum Central Bank of Jordan
The collection contains a number of old and new coins, which were used in Jordan from the time of Greeks until the last issue of Jordanian coins and banknotes, notably during the Islamic period. In addition, the museum contains coins and banknotes issued by The Jordanian Currency Board and The Central Bank of Jordan, as well as the commemorative coins and medals issued by the bank.
- Website: https://goo.gl/gq33EI
Location: Central Bank of Jordan, 60 King Hussein St.
The Royal Automobile Museum
The Royal Automobile Museum depicts the history of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from the early 1920’s to the present day. The museum is not about only cars, but rather in the man who chose to drive it, in the events it witnessed and the places it steered towards.
The Children’s Museum
The Museum offers more than 150 indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits, many educational and interactive spaces, and year-round educational programs, celebrations, and shows.
Location: King Al Hussein Public Park