The Iraq Museum
The Iraq Museum
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Terry Kamil
Baghdad, Iraq112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014
With no doubt. .I can say that it is one of the most interesting and valuable museum arround the world..the goods start from more than 5000 years ago at the old Mesopotamia. .babylon, Assyria. , sumeria through islamic history..I dont think its open by know..too valuble to be in public in this unsafe times in iraq
Written May 28, 2014
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Abdullah S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I went last year to the Iraqi Museum and I really had fun in there wity all the unique accent figures
Written February 7, 2014
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OsamaSarm
Baghdad, Iraq28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
The National museum of Iraq is one of the most amazing places I have visited in this country, one that I keep coming back to at every chance.
First, the museum is located at the center of Baghdad, in AL-Alawi area, which makes it so accessible by everyone and from all city directions.
The second most amazing part is the price ticket, only 3,000 IQD, which is equal to 2 USD, which is so cheap compared to other countries and other museums I have visited, there's even a discount for college/school students. (P.S the ticket price might be different for foreigners than to locals).
The Museum is open from Saturday to Thursday, and from 8:00-8:30 to 01:00 pm and the place is totally sealed and secured, with metal detectors, cameras and a locker room to keep your belongings.
The staff is very nice and most of them can speak English very well, there are guides who wander of in the museum and you can ask them about pretty much everything, but if you like to enjoy privacy then you can make a tour on your own and you can read the labels on each artifact in which there's a description available in both English and Arabic, and you can have a great time there without anyone bothering you.
The most beautiful thing for me is that the museum is clean, beautifully lit and put together, it is categorized by era and each room contain hundreds if not thousands of artifacts that goes back to the same era which makes viewing them all in one day almost impossible.
There are so much to look forward to in this museum, it is so rich in history and have extremely valuable artifacts that dates back thousands of years.
The museum is photography friendly, you can go in with a phone and a camera but they do not allow video photography.
The down side for me is that there aren't a parking lot for the museum, except for public officials and employees of the museum, which means you have to walk there or leave your car someplace else, and given that the location is in the middle of the city, you can't really find a parking space there, so I usually leave my car in the Zawra park which is a bit far.
Something also to mention is that some of the artifacts aren't real, and were made to symbolized what the actual artifact looked like, because the original one was either stolen or destroyed, and there aren't a clear note saying that this artifact aren't original, you have to ask the guide to tell you, and I find this very important and need to be fixed.
Overall, I love this place and I'll never get enough of it, you literally cannot regret visiting this place, trust me.
Written October 17, 2018
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Rami A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The museum is newly open you can visit any time I checked it out and was wondering and amazing you can learn so much about the history of Iraq
Written March 8, 2015
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John G
Chicago, IL45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
Our group of 15 was blessed enough to be able to visit the Iraq Museum on a recent tour to the country in March, 2013. We virtually had the place to ourselves, although we saw a few Asian VIP's as well as a BBC film crew during our visit. Let me stress here that both the collections and the presentation of items are truly remarkable given recent events. The rooms are well laid out: Islamic, Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian -- and most items are clearly labeled in both Arabic and English. They are still rebuilding and remodeling some of the galleries, so a few were off limit to us, but I was quite impressed with the presentations overall. It is truly one of the best museums in the world. Highlights of course include: the Warka Head, the Uruk Vase, the cunieform cylinder seals and the Assyrian panel reliefs. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say our visit was a truly remarkable and memorable one. Do not miss an opportunity to visit the collection. (Practical notes: There are bathroom facilities, but no bookstore or cafe that I saw during my visit. There are also secure lockers to put your valuables in while touring since backpacks and large bags are not permitted in the galleries. We were able to use our cameras inside without flash.)
Written April 8, 2013
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MONTYHADES
Visalia, CA726 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I must say, this museum was amazing, they had so much to see and to discover but after the states invaded they pretty much took all the good stuff, i really think it was wrong but there was nothing to do, the museum was really one of the kind!! I hope it gets the same as it used to be!!
Written August 26, 2012
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FrenchTraveller001
Paris, France828 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Despite the 2003 looting, the museum which reopened in 2015 is very interesting to visit. Apart from the prehistoric and Islamic periods where not anything really special can be found, the Assyrian section is fascinating with an amazing collection of unique statues, murals, objects and artifacts. Highly recommended when in Baghdad.
Written October 26, 2019
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Wissam-AlRasheed
Baghdad, Iraq304 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited this museum many times before and after 2003 and it is sad that the museum didn't get the attention it needed to restore it golden times. Still hoping that one day this will happen
Written November 1, 2014
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IraqBiotech
Baghdad, Iraq2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Family
It is the best place in the world to see the history of man kind where the first place to use the wheel and the people who invented the first written language in the world, also you will see the great statues and life before 5000 years ago
Written December 2, 2013
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Miloš P
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Business
Museum is under construction but if you are lucky they will let you in so u wiill see many greta things!!!!
Written November 5, 2014
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