In the commercial heart of the city, ultra-modern buildings, hotels, smart restaurants, Museums, Art galleries and boutiques rub shoulders comfortably with traditional coffee shops and tiny artisans' workshops. Everywhere there is evidence of the city's much older past.
Amman Archaeological Museum;
Located at Amman Citadel, artifacts from all the archaeological sites in Jordan, a collection represents ancient items like pottery, glass, flint and metal tools, as well as materials and inscriptions, statuaries, it also houses several coins collections dated back from the Paleolithic era (1000,000 – 10,000 years ago), to the Islamic Era (AD 636 – 750), and the present.
Jordan Folklore Museum;
Located at the Roman Theatre, represents the culture and costumes of Jordanians living in various parts of the country during the 19th and 20th century, with items used in daily life including the life style at desert for Bedouins, (Al Reef) at villages and modern life style at cities (the Medina).
The Jordanian Museum of Popular Traditions;
Also located within the Roman Theatre in Amman, it houses folklore Heritage for Jordanian and Palestinian. Traditional costumes, jewellery and cosmetic items of the various regions in the East and West Banks. The museum also houses mosaics from Byzantine churches in Jerash and Madaba.
The Archaeological Museum - University of Jordan; A museum with an academic centre with research workshops and conservation laboratory, the museum boasts collection of antiquities from prehistoric times to the 15th century, including an exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Neolithic plaster statues of Ain Ghazal and coffins from the Iron Age.
The Anthropological Museum - University of Jordan;
This museum houses collections of modern Jordanian heritage with tools made by Jordanian people from their natural environment that includes agricultural tools, costumes, cosmetics, furniture, drinking and eating tools, tents and animal equipments.
The Numismatics Museum Central Bank of Jordan; At the Central Bank of Jordan, it has a collection of more than 2200 Circulated coins since the introduction of coinage to the area in the 4th century B.C. Including coinage of the Nabatean era, the Roman, and Islamic periods. It also includes the Hashemite coinage and notes from 1920 and 1949 until present time.
The Exhibition of Arab Heritage and Recent Discoveries;
Located at the Department of Antiquities in Amman, beside Exhibition of Arab Heritage and Recent Discoveries, it also includes artifacts, pottery, glass, weapons, and inscriptions from the Bronze Age, Nabatean and Roman era, as well as exhibiting recent archaeological discoveries of Coins with Byzantine and early Islamic mosaics Nabataean, Kufic and other Islamic inscriptions.
Martyr’s Memorial and Military Museum;
Jordan Martyrs' Memorial located in Amman city next to King Hussein sport city, museum of the national history of Jordan military. It includes artifacts dating from the Great Arab Revolt of 1916 to present day with Jordan Martyrs' Memorial.
Jordan Hejaz Railway Museum;
Located at Amman City (Mahatta district), Amman's old railway that originally established to connect Damascus to Amman and Al-Medina, the history of the Hejaz railway at the time of the Great Arab Revolution in 1916. Comprising many old locomotives models and pieces of old equipment, with railway memorabilia and maps.
King Hussein National Park Museums.
The Royal Automobile Museum;
The museum is a story of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from the early 1920s until today through cars & motorcycles, highlighting the life of His Majesty the late King Hussein with his remarkable relationship with world leaders by seeing rare photo archives and videos of him in different occasions linked with cars displayed at museum.
The Children's Museum;
Designed for children aged 14 and under, an inclusive place where children can play, experiment, create and interact comfortably. The Museum houses over 150 interactive exhibits and an exciting array of year-round programs, with facilities including an exhibit and multi-purpose halls, a children’s library with IT center, an activity room, an outdoor exhibit area, an outdoor theatre with a shop, a birthday room, a cafe and a planetarium.
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