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Bahrain National Museum

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“modern art”(10 reviews)
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Al Fatih Highway, Manama, Bahrain
+973 1729 8718
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 June 2013

i visit Bahrain National Museum with two of my friends we spend some good time rounding in it we really get good knowledge in Bahrain history we see the old times school and teaching also house holds - cars for old shaikhs i recommended this...More

4  Thank Ghanim A
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

Nothing interesing. Dont't waist your time. Very baisic

2  Thank ajmajed
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All reviews entrance fee modern art rich history on display couple of hours gift shop pearl diving boat ride nice cafe beautiful building worth a visit the ground floor exhibits life bahrain burial satellite
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The National Museum is one of a kind in Manama. You are greeted by lovely stone sculptures in the entrance. The entrance fee is only 1BD. The ground floor depicts formation of Bahrain and its history. On the first floor we have customs and traditions...More

Thank Absolutepal
Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting museum, probably not great for small children as there isn't much in the way of interactive exhibits, but there are dioramas showing old houses etc. Cafe is good. You can catch a boat from the museum to 2 small forts in Muharraq. If you...More

Thank kingmonty84
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum gives a great overview of Dilmun civilization, covering the religion, people, crafts, agriculture, burial rituals, religions and much more. I really enjoyed it. The gift shop was open but the door was closed :( the musuem cafe was also nice for a short...More

Thank DrNouraA
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really interesting museum with many exhibitions and mannequins showing how the life in Bahrain used to look like. Well worth visiting. The map on the lower floor is nice and we really enjoyed the stories about pearl diving and burial practices. The cafe could...More

Thank Agnieszka R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whereas the building and the space are incredible, I think culturally-rich Bahrain deserved a better museum. Exhibitions are clumsily presented, little or no focus on present-day Bahrain, no leaflet with a map or presentation, no wifi (except at the café - friendly staff there) and...More

Thank Jaime M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this museum, its' cultural displays are very well done. I could have spent several hours in here. Most impressed with the map of Bahrain on the ground floor viewed from the second floor. I needed more time to spend.

1  Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven’t been here in four years. And I wasn’t disappointed to return. Somethings remain the same because they detailed the history and culture of the Bahraini people. But some exhibits change. So much information that you can’t take it all In at a single...More

1  Thank marykatef2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third visit to the Bahrain National Museum. Although the exhibits do not change there is something very peaceful and tranquil about both the museum and it's grounds. The museum exhibits display the history, social fabric and religious life of Bahrain through the...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best places to know Bahrain to visitors Everything about Bahrain, historical and present in this magnificent museum you will enjoy for hours. Most visit

Thank ahmed k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit if you have some spare time in Manama.. interesting facts about Dilmun civilization, the pearl diving and the real Bahrain.. time well spent and ended with coffee shop, nice and polite staff.

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15 October 2017|
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Response from 586samirz | Reviewed this property |
1 Bahraini Dinar which is equivalent to 2.65 US dollar
18 July 2015|
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Response from Ourdream2 | Reviewed this property |
Eid timings daily from 8am to 8pm as usual. Boat trips starts from the Museum to the Abu Mahir Fort southern Muharraq, where there is also a hall showing the Pearl Road project. Short return trips from morning till 4pm for... More
14 May 2015|
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