We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Archaeological Museum

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Old Town, Amman, Jordan
Description: A collection of unusual archaeological finds in this museum includes...
A collection of unusual archaeological finds in this museum includes famous Dead Sea Scrolls, preserved skulls and rhinoceros teeth that date back 200,000 years.
read more
Visit National Archaeological Museum like an insider
Top Rated
View Deal
$119*
and up
Private Amman City Sightseeing Tour with Optional...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 82 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Packs lots of info in small negelected building

Its within the Citadel and while poorly mainatined with limited information placards, nevertheless its well worthwhile. I went to see teh Deas Sea Scrols but that is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
lgppres
,
New York
Add Photo Write a Review

82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This museum looks dry and dusty and you may be tempted to pass it by but you must go in! Inside are several Neolithic statues that were discovered on the outskirts of Amman. They are simultaneously ancient and modern and a testament to the creative force of our ancestors. There are also beautiful examples of early glass vessels and jewelry... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I' ve been to better archaeological museums. It seems like it is there only for touristic reasons and not for "telling" their history

Was this review helpful? Yes
toronto
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

so this was really special.. i loved walking around and then having the unique experience of going into a museum and seeing historical items that were almost left unexpectedly. I think what my lasting impression was, Jordan wants to keep these most precious sites and the antiquities available to everyone but they simply appear to not have the funding.. however... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
813 reviews 813 reviews
638 attraction reviews
336 helpful votes 336 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I was told that this little museum was great, but on entering it seemed very cramped and dirty. Not to say that the pieces they had were not nice, but it seems like all the good items had been removed and that I had seen them earlier in the day at the Jordan Museum.... Still worth a few minutes when... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bunbury, Australia
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
76 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This museum was established in 1951 on top of the Amman Citadel in the heart of Amman. Run by the Department of Antiquities, it is only small, but it is crammed full of interesting exhibits, most of which are quite well documented. Admission is included in the entry fee to the Citadel (J.D.2). On display are artifacts from various archaeological... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is new and in my opinion not to be missed. The exhibits are fascinating and give a great perspective on Jordan's history and culture.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Top Contributor
516 reviews 516 reviews
145 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Its within the Citadel and while poorly mainatined with limited information placards, nevertheless its well worthwhile. I went to see teh Deas Sea Scrols but that is in the ne w Jordan Museum

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is very small. Entrance is included on the Citadel 2 dinar ticket. It has some very interesting pieces, specially from the neolithic period. Worth the visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The museum is part of the Citadel. It has a good collection. Try to spend some time in the museum to absorb the history.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
334 reviews 334 reviews
92 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

From early man on, really nice collection of artifacts...if at the Citadel, definitely include in your visit, but by contemporary museum standards rather sad presentation and totally old school...also with no climate control, this history is surely imperiled...not exceptional in this regard for many parts of the world, but sure hope someone takes an interest in preserving and showcasing these... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed National Archaeological Museum also viewed

Amman, Amman Governorate
Amman, Amman Governorate
 
Amman, Amman Governorate
Amman, Amman Governorate
 

Been to National Archaeological Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from National Archaeological Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?