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Bahrain National Museum, Manama

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#1 of 10 in Museums in Bahrain
Embark on a four millennium journey through the history of Bahrain at Bahrain National Museum, one of the oldest museums in the country and its top attraction. Opened in 1988, the museum occupies a monumental modernist building on the waterfront. Browse through its collections of archeological artifacts related to the ancient Dilmun civilization or comb through traditional pre-industrial handicrafts, old Islamic manuscripts, and various specimens of native flora and fauna. The highlights of this site include an early burial mound (moved to the museum from Hamad Town) and a tableau depicting Bahrain as a Dilmun paradise in a scene from the Epic of Gilgamesh. Look for the 1932 Buick--a gift from the American government--that belonged to the country's first emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa. A visit to Bahrain National Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Manama trip planning website to plot your vacation.
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  • If you visit bahrain and don’t visit Bahrain National Museums, then I must say you miss alot. Well preserved and well maintained. Exhibit each and every part very beautifully.  more »
  • One of the best sights of Bahrain, the museum has a beautiful collection and is very well organized and informative.
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  • It was really amazing. Curator of the museum has done an excellent job. You can see all Bahrain and the region's history chronologically with the related historical artifacts.Also technological touches make the museum more attractive. Also the building and surroundings also worth to see. Even our children (they are 5 and 10) had enjoyed the museum:)
  • Beautiful museum with a bizarre interior layout. The grounds are stunning, the water was delightful to watch on a windy day. I will absolutely return as I found the history of Bahrain to be fascinating!
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