Umm Qais Museum, Umm Qais

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Take in views of the Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights, and Syria from Umm Qais Museum, housing artifacts that span several empires. Housed in a renovated 19th-century building, the museum stores items traced back to the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods. Take a tour of the site to view the permanent collection of coins, mosaics, and pottery. Explore the inner courtyard, where you will find several statues, before touring the museum's surrounding gardens. To visit Umm Qais Museum and get the most from your holiday in Umm Qais, create itinerary details personal to you using our Umm Qais journey maker app .
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  • Yes the museum is good but only a small part of the Umm Qais experience which is the gist of my review. The museum is nice but small but there is a vast archaeological site in pristine condition and w...  more »
  • Good guide Achmad, who grew up here as a child, led us through the tunnels and the excavations of this archaeological site. He is an enthusiastic narrator, takes into account your wishes and later in the day we have done a wonderful hike with him to the hot springs through the nature reserve.
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  • Nice piece of history, or what is left of it, since many houses have been build on the site using the stones from the old buildings. But different from the other places in Jordan, because of the stone used to build.
  • A very small museum - less than 15 minutes to see everything in it - displaying things recovered from the Umm Qais site. When we were there, many of the displays were empty and the whole place was disorderly. Just take a stroll through it while exiting the Umm Qais site.
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