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Beit Al Qur'an

PO Box 2000, Manama, Bahrain
973 290101
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Ranked #7 of 21 attractions in Manama
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Jun 12, 2014
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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This building houses a mosque, hall and museum. You can take photos outside the museum section only. The range, extent and collection of Qur'an are incredible. Texts from the 6th century until this century are on display. The collection gives a really good overview of how the Qur'an has evolved over time in terms of materials, script and decoration. Not... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Beit Al Qur'an is located in the center of Manama, taxi drivers all know where to go. I was not sure what I would find, but numerous friends recommended Beit Al Qur'an as a place to go. I was not disappointed. Such beautiful historic calligraphy it was like art. Numerous Koran's hundreds of years old in such good condition. Well... More

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Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Very interesting place showing different rare types of the Koran and in different sizes, including several translations in russian, chinese, french,....A must-see museum! But it is not allowed to take photos inside.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

House of Koran is a beautiful museum of Qur'ans and other rare manuscripts, including one of the smallest Koran in the world, and the largest, as well as translations of the Koran from all over the world. Give yourself a couple of hours at least. A must-see if you are interested in Islamic art and culture. Very interesting.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

If you like Islamic calligraphy this is the place to see. Open 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs. On thursday they have an half day and its closed on FRidays, the place is a onderfull collection of rare scripts from across the middle east, Indian Sub-continent, China & even Germany!! Only one regret: photography not allowed inside the calligraphy halls

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The exhibits on display were breathtaking and very well set out. Quite a small museum, but allow more time than you would think as the calligraphy does warrant close inspection.

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Bahrain
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Beit al Quaran that translates to the House of Quaran …… A very simple yet ornate structure in the city area… holds some very historic Qarans that size from nail size to huge table size…. Observing the various scripts used and the various art forms within is really interesting… worth a visit. Need not spend more than an hour or... More

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Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Interesting examples of very rare manuscripts from differrent parts of the islamic world from 700 til today. If you know about calligraphy and have a knowledge of the Arab world you should not miss this place

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Bahrain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A unique collection over three floors. Well displayed ancient texts as well as newer artistic illuminated manuscripts.

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Manama, Bahrain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This place has a large collection of the holy Quran dating back to many centuries and counties. It's not a large area so should be a 1 hr visit max. Photographs are not allowed due to the sensitive nature of the preserved text. But a wonderful experience to see ancient arabic calligraphy..

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