Abu Jaber Museum

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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines20,310 contributions
Sep 2021
Abu Jaber Museum is located next to the tourist information and has a decent display including old photos, pottery trade goods as Salt used to be on a major trade route. There is also a documentary video that explains the history of Salt.
Written September 20, 2021
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kr0elle
Amman, Jordan944 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
Coming from Amman, Salt is a very different places and rewards some introduction. Abu Jaber House is a good introduction to the exciting history and lifestyle of the place. The visit is for free and there are guides waiting to show you around. We had Ma‘en who was really friendly and knowledgeable. Worth a visit!
Written December 27, 2020
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Tasneem Tarawneh
Amman, Jordan10 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
The staff are friendly, good precautions especially during Covid pandemic. Spacious, and big enough to enjoy a variety of Salt culture.
You can also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee on the roof (you have to bring it with you because the café inside the museum was closed)
Written October 15, 2020
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Mohammad Qutishat
Amman, Jordan2,211 contributions
Nov 2019
An old house that was built in the late 19th century / early 20th century, when King Abdullah the first the founder of the Jordanian Hashemite kingdom first came to Jordan from Hijaz, he lived in this house as a guest until his residence was prepared, it was turned to a museum when he first came to the Kingdom from Hijaz, this three-story building that was owned by a wealthy merchant and turned into a museum in the 21st century is not well used, it contains very few artifacts/furniture on exhibit.
It is a nice place to visit if you are in the area, but I wouldn’t recommend taking a special trip to see it, it is not worth it.
Written September 1, 2020
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Jack G
Cincinnati, OH66 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
The Abu Jaber Museum is a great place to visit in the historic city of as-Salt. The building is beautiful and labyrinthine with its stairs and myriad rooms. One of the oldest grand houses of Jordan, from late Ottoman times, it's the perfect place to explore and learn and the history of this city and its people.

There are few artifacts or furniture items on exhibit, so it does feel a little sparse, but there is a lot of information available in didactic panels and there are educational spaces for schoolkids.

I learned a lot here, and will come back again soon. The tea shop was closed on this visit, but will presumably reopen in busier times.

Written August 7, 2020
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Albia-Newton
Weston super Mare, UK3,717 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
The oldest town in Jordan. Some nice old Ottoman buildings. The tourist centre in this museum can give you a walking trail map
Written September 11, 2019
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ANAS A
Al Salt, Jordan8 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
wonderful archetectural museum and deserve place to visit in the best and great city in hashimite kingdom of jordan
Written June 10, 2019
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD6,983 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
This was the fifth and last stop on our cold rainy 160 mile circuit of north Jordan from our Toledo Hotel in Amman. Fortunately our driver knew the narrow streets of this town to pass by many of the 19th C structures to give us an appreciation of the 'new' architecture in mellow limestone. Dreary in the cold rain.
I especially liked the new Salt Grand Mosque which compliments the many other historic buildings.

This is a huge site where good weather and lots of time is needed to explore properly.
Written March 31, 2019
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777jmb
Cambridge, MA154 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
At the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th (1896-1905) the Nabulsi architect Abdel Rahman al Aqrouq built this amazing structure along with several others transforming the city in ways that still captivate today. Built for a wealthy merchant the house combines classic Nabulsi architectural styles with modernistic improvisations. Very representative of the region, the house also includes imported Belgian colored glass windows that appear throughout the Art Deco sections of Brussels. In addition to the building there are 30+ rooms dedicated to the history of the region. While Salt may not be on the regular tourist routes of a Jordan, a country that competes among its regions for amazing things to see, if you have the time you won’t be disappointed. Under 20 miles from Amman a trip is less than a day but Salt has its own identity, one you can discover at this museum in the city center.
Written December 26, 2018
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Miotoni
Nairobi, Kenya663 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Worth a visit if you happen to be in Salt, but I would not go out of my way to visit there. Many exhibits are not kept up well. The building itself is worth it, but not the museum per se.
Written December 24, 2018
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