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.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

National Archaeological Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Old Town, Amman, Jordan
Description:

A collection of unusual archaeological finds in this museum includes famous...

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
Book In Advance
More Info
$100*
and up
Dead Sea Airport Arrival Transfer with Amman City Tour
More Info
$50*
and up
Private Royal Museum Tour from Amman
More Info
$98*
and up
Private Airport transfer plus Amman city tour: Amman airport to Amman hotels

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 157 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Dusty but unique collection

This museum needs to be updated and have more support not only from Jordan but the international community. The items here are unique and need to be seen. The Copper Scroll itself... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Brannon W
,
Davidsonville, Maryland
Add Photo Write a Review

157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 93: English reviews
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Temple of Hercules in Jordan, relics of the ancient Roman reign. A curled fingers of a statue remains I'd really enjoy taking picture on it.

Helpful?
Thank vave2016
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located within the Citadel, we stumbled across the museum. It ended up being fascinating, organised in a chronological timeline, very clearly and interestingly laid out the long and colourful history of the region.

Helpful?
Thank AaronAUS2016
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A small, fascinating museum not to be missed while visiting the Citadel. They have 5 statues from Aim Ghazel, estimated at up to 12000 years old. I had previously seen one from this dig in the Louvre - it's their oldest exhibit, so a great treat. Other notable exhibits include decorative artefacts from Petra, and mosaics from Madaba. A good... More 

Helpful?
Thank Christine H
Davidsonville, Maryland
Level Contributor
45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum needs to be updated and have more support not only from Jordan but the international community. The items here are unique and need to be seen. The Copper Scroll itself is wirth the visit as are thre statutes from Ain Ghazal.

Helpful?
Thank Brannon W
Jerusalem, Israel
Level Contributor
145 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Nice Archeological Museum but sadly they take the most important issue of it, The Dead Sea Bronze Scrolls ! They mooved to other Museum in Downtown Amman, anyway you can see archeology from 5K BC ago to this days. One of the main thing on it is the Tel Gazul (Razul) stone double face that is one of the oldest... More 

Helpful?
Thank HaimDorinPrivado
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Amman was ruled by Romans, Byzantines, Greeks, Umayyad and so many. To know the full details of their architecture, the human occupation the museum is a must visit. Photography is allowed inside.

Helpful?
Thank Arka D
Gothenburg, Sweden
Level Contributor
34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a very interesting museum at the top of one of the hills which was the first place for Amman more than 1000 years ago. You can here see scrolls from the Dead Sea!

Helpful?
Thank Olof J
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Well worth a visit it is inside the Citadel area and has Greco-Roman and iron age artifacts. Evidence through the ages of different conquerers and cultures. Greek pottery, Roman glass stone figures and clay figures

Helpful?
Thank Christine N
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Just strolling around the Citadel on a beautiful day, we weren't sure if we really wanted to go in, but it was such a treat!

Helpful?
Thank Suzan K
Winona, Minnesota
Level Contributor
46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Atop the Citadel in Amman, this tiny place has a number of displays that are very seeing. Not the least of which is the display of 6000 year old statues that are thought to be the first known representations of humans.

Helpful?
Thank Gone2day

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

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim 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?