Bahrain Military Museum

Bahrain Military Museum, Riffa

Bahrain Military Museum
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Umair_albalushi
Bahrain502 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
Tips: It is located next to Sheikh Salman Bin Ahmed Al Fateh Fort(Riffa Fort) in East Riffa. So, if you are visiting Bahrain Military Museum then you MUST also visit the Fort which was built in 1812.

**Its a new museum opened in the beginning of 2013. The information board shows Ticket price of 1 BD for residents of Bahrain and 1.5 BD for non-residents of Bahrain and FREE for children. Tickets prices are really cheap. However, When i visited the museum in April-2015, they were not charging any fee to any of the visitors, may be, because its a new museum so they are keeping it for FREE in order to promote it.

*TIMING: Sunday to Thursday : 8am to 1pm

**The Military Museum acts as a monument to Bahrain's military culture, from ancient military history to the modern-day Bahrain Defense Force. Its was built in a similar design resembling the Sheikh Salman Bin Ahmed Al Fateh Fort in East Riffa. The fort was a Military headquarter for few decades when built in 1812.

**There were four Halls in the ground floor.
1. MAIN HALL, it contains paintings of major battles that took place in Bahrain during 18th and 19th century.
2.RULERS HALL, this hall was dedicated to the history of the Rulers or Kings of Bahrain since 1783.
3.CASTLE HALL, There were around 18 big and small forts in Bahrain but now many are in ruins except four forts which have been restored.
4.HORSES HALL. Bahraini horses historically played an important role in terrestrial confrontations or battles, when there was no modern technology, such tanks or cars etc.

**The first floor of the Museum was dedicated to Navy, Air Force, Military uniforms, Kuwait liberation War, Medals and Ammunition etc.

**The museum also had Parking plot and it also hosts CINE CAFE, a popular cafe in Bahrain, which serves coffee, sandwiches, juices, milkshakes, pizza, salads and much more.
Written April 8, 2015
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Mohanna A
Riffa, Bahrain57 contributions
Feb 2019
when you visit it you will see that It is reach in history and information you must go and have a look
Written February 13, 2019
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SaudKhawaja58
Riffa, Bahrain12 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
A sure pleaser to those who value history & military history. A job well done to showcase Bahrain's military heritage with some real stuff to showcase for. An easy 1 hour to complete the entire museum
Written July 12, 2017
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Lyngbyvej
Brussels, Belgium242 contributions
Nov 2016
Conveniently located ( a few steps from the fort), air-conditioned (brings relief after the fort visit) and - most importantly - very interesting museum.

Every aspect of military history is well presented. What I liked the most are - on one hand - the presentation of different forts present in current Bahrain; on the other hand - souvenirs such as scud missile from the 1991 Kuwait war.

Exhibition is spacious, well described and of perfect size (even if you are not too much into military stuff, you will not be overwhelmed), with a small number of visitors (Riffa in the end is a little off-the-beaten truck). The museum and the fort make the visit to Ar Riffa reality worthy.
Written November 6, 2016
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Ghanim A
Kuwait City, Kuwait210,155 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
Marvelous Amazing Museum
Free admission
Nice two stories of Bahrain Military history
I liked the photos and displays of the role
Of Bahrain role in Kuwait liberation war
And the past of Bahraini forces
Written October 14, 2015
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Richard O
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia83 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
I get the impression that this museum gets very few visitors. The first day I arrived soon after 12 to be told it was only open from 07.00 to 12.00 so returned the next day and was very glad I did. The area of Riffa where the museum is situated is quite rough and run down so it was a surprise to find a very good museum here. The entrance is still free and houses many very interesting military artefacts from ancient times right up to modern day equipment like special forces gear and AIM-9L sidewinder missiles. There is equipment outside for some great photos such as a Willy's jeep, AA gun, Field artillery etc. The staff are very friendly and there is a very nice coffee shop on the site for a cooling drink when you have finished
Written June 14, 2015
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MissAdam
93 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
Visit this museum if you like to look at various military paraphernalia like rifles, muskets, swords, uniforms, gears, tanks. The information itself is broad and not very specific but good enough if you want to have a quick visit. Don't expect to have a historical lesson, most of the time you are left with more questions. There was also a lot of life-like mannequins, so if you have a phobia of it, stay away.

The museum is 2 floors and has generally good use of spaces. They provided an iPod for BD1, with this you can select the corresponding numbers on the exhibit to hear the information narrated.

Overall, a good visit if you are planning to also see the Fort just up the road.
Written February 23, 2016
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Nicole B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates996 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
We got there at 1123 but since they close at 12, we had "10 minutes" to run through. No matter. It's a nice, small museum, good AC, with some interesting exhibits. The SCUD from the Gulf War is cool. Nice maps. Free.
Written April 20, 2019
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Subhash
Al Muharraq, Bahrain150 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
First time we visited a Military Museum , we can see all the warfare equipments used since World War II, plus cameras, Royal dresses, Military Uniforms. Good Information for Kids
Written February 21, 2019
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Joecastro
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia306 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
Our experience was awesome.
Excellent place to visit, personnel in Museum are hospitable, nice and kind.
They are open on Saturdays as wasnt expected.
Free admission.
Historical!
Written September 18, 2016
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