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- I'm not a 'car' person but was very pleasantly surprised by this museum. It was well laid out and had some beautiful cars. Really interesting.Written May 1, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Not about the political or social history of the country, but mostly about its "archaeological history" is this museum with not too many but a "fairly impressive number" of artifacts from different periods of the country's history (such as the Three Kingdoms Period & the Nabataean Period) to go around and see in a number of rooms with the last one being that for the famous Dead Sea Scrolls where on display is also the jar or such in which the scrolls were found (although as seen in the glass case are like "2 long-shaped" ones) & an info display of their discovery. And apart from archaeological items, it was good to learn here some interesting facts like that the people in this area already had a "water engineering" system some thousands of years ago & that the area in the ancient times was like a "trading confluence" of 3 continents (Asia, Europe & Africa), and also nicely set up in one room is like a "bedouin living room" (mostly a carpet with utensils & such around it as such can likely be found in a bedouin hut or tent).
And although not in the Old Town itself, just outside this museum on one side is like one end of a "big street" which goes through the Old Town with plenty of miscellaneous small shops (not much for souvenirs but mostly for all kinds of everyday items), and actually just a "straight walk" along that street for about 10 minutes through the Old Town and about another 5 minutes past it is just the site of Roman Amphitheater ("to the right" from the big street with an area like a medium-sized square between the street & that "high structure").Written March 16, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- There is not much left to give you an impression of the ayla. Only a few walls and buildings can be distinguished. There are a number of explanation signs to give you a bit of insight.
It is not something worth a detour. More some to spend 15 minutes if you happen to be close.Written April 7, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This is a quirky place. The museum displays use mostly human sized mannequins, and some seem to have seen better days. The visit was made much better by the narration of the local guide. The place laso has a big shop and they also do demonstrations on mosaic making. We felt that the staff became less enthusiastic when they realized that we do not plan to buy anything. Nevertheless, this is inexpensive to visit.Written August 29, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Worth a visit if you also planning to see Lot's Cave or the nearby Sugar Mills (Tawaheen as Sukkar)
The museum has a wide range of artifacts on display presented chronologically from prehistory to Nabataean, Byzantine and Islamic times. Things you won't see anywhere else include a Nabataean burial, material associated with Lot's Cave, painted gravestones which feature the days of the week, and a bronze cauldron used to boil sugar in Medieval times.
There's a small cafe with a few drinks and snacks as well as public bathrooms.
Written January 25, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Well if you are interested in coins this museum will be for you but i found 15 minutes were enough for me. There are about 30 glass display cabinets with coins through the different oeriods until now. Photography is not allowed.Written September 7, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.