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Located at the main tourist street and only three minute walk from the main gate to Petra. Opening Times Location Online bookingOpening TimesWe are open seven days a week throughout the year from 10 AM to 11.30 PM2000 years ago Petra society was...more
Tourism St., Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Petra Museum is not large and so it is easy to visit. The artifacts are very well presented and explained. The quality of the exhibitions is not extraordinary, but some are quite nice. Maybe silly to say - but the gift shop has high...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank InTheMomentManhattan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Petra Museum is brand new and was opened to the public just recently. It is free and situated on a big platform right next to the entrance to the visitor center in Petra. It is absolutely worth visiting. It has several collections of statues...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entrance fee is part of the ticket, but you have to exit the site and up the stairs to the car park to get into the museum. Lots of interesting exhibits and explanations.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank CharneT4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This brand new and beautifully presented museum is wonderful. We were alone when we visited this week, which was wonderful for us but a shame that not more people are experiencing it. The displays are clear and informative with easy to use interactive screens through...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Walkthewilds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museum just before the entrance opened recently. It is free and has lots of information about history and trade routes. Lots of audio visual screens so you can spend quite a bit of time if you want or skip over then and just look at...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Martin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely well designed, this museum opened April 2019. It is the perfect companion to the experience of walking into the Siq and beyond. A small gift shop has beautiful jewelry, sold by weight.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank SPRJx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This brand new museum is well worth a visit. The entry is FREE! It's full of very interesting and educational interactive touch screens and displays. I love the videos in each section of the museum with excellent graphics and explanations. If you arrive to Wadi...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Milan N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on 18th April 2019, not really knowing what to expect as our guide book and recent reviews seemed to imply the museum was currently in a transition period. It turned out we were lucky - the day we arrived was the very day...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank occhiolist
Reviewed April 11, 2019

I thought that this little museum was well-organized and told the story of human occupation in Petra very well. Definitely worth a half hour or so to stroll through the exhibits and films. Admission is free. When we visited, many of the artefacts were already...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019

There were clear explanations about Petra and how the site had developed and been used over the centuries. This hleped put the site into context on our second visit and was more usful than some of the guide information. A new Museum is being built...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Kerstin R
June 21, 2018|
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I don't recall seeing anything for sale in the museum. Also, it's Jordan. Getting a reply from an email address at an attraction is highly unlikely.