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Visiting Bahrain National Museum Manama

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Are you historical and culture lover? Want to discover the old golden days of Bahrain? Then quickly book your tickets for this trip. Reserve your hotel near King Faisal Highway and plan an excursion for the National Museum of Bahrain.

Discover history and culture of Bahrain at Bahrain National Museum

Discover history and culture of Bahrain at Bahrain National Museum



Opened in December 1988, the National Museum of Bahrain is the largest and oldest public museum. Covering an area of more than twenty-six square meters, it features a pair of buildings in its premises. Modern architecture, rich collection, archaeological manifests, and exclusive surroundings captivate the heart of the visitors.

Unique Hall

Unique Hall

Opened in 1993, the Hall of Natural History highlights the natural environment of Bahrain. It features a wide range of flora and fauna. The center of the museum displays a large map of Bahrain. Categorized into five galleries, two sections highlight the lifestyle, culture, and tradition of Bahrain while the remaining three halls exhibit the civilization of Dilmun and Bahrainís archaeological objects including ancient manuscripts, coins, weapons, and metals. Demonstrating countless artifacts, the National Museum depicts the glory of the past six thousand years.



National Museum of Bahrain comprises nine major sections, a gift and souvenir shop, an educational hall and a cafeteria along with laboratories and warehouses. Among these sections, the most striking and impressive is the ëAncient History galleryí which displays the burial mounds with the skeleton. The ëEpic of Gilgameshí is the popular scene of the tableau, widely seen by the visitors. It also features the tradition and culture of Bahrain including wedding ceremonies, death and birth, lifestyle, clothing and its architecture. The eye-popping exhibit of National Museum is ëDurand Stoneí which is a long basalt sculpture of black color from the era of Babylonian. The old Quranic manuscripts, historical letters and documents, and notes on astronomy demonstrate in the ëDocument and Manuscript Hallí levitates curiosity among the viewers to know more about Bahrainís culture and background.

Bahrain National Theater

Bahrain National Theater

Located in waterfront just next to National Museum, Bahrain National Theater is the third largest in the Middle East. Opened in November 2012, it features a main auditorium of one thousand and one capacities and a studio theater for one hundred and fifty spectators. Famous as ëBahrain national Amphitheater', the local traditional design makes it appear to float upon the water. The fascinating entwined aluminium strips and opulent interior levitates charm to the performance of classical Arabian music, Placido Domingo, and Bolshoi Ballet.

Bahrain National Museum Manama Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

The most convenient way to purchase tickets for the National Museum of Bahrain is online. You can book the tickets from this website to avail the best offers and deals.

How To Get Around?

Explore the historic beauty and marvelous architecture of Bahrain National Museum on foot.

What Should I Wear?

You need to dress modestly as Manama is an Islamic country. You must carry the dresses of full and long sleeves and full trousers. Carry a scarf for covering the head. It restricts exploring with the open or bare head. You must wear sunglasses to avoid eye contacts. If you are planning to travel in the winter months, sweaters and jackets are the musts.

Bahrain National Museum Manama Facts

Best Time to Visit

You can visit the National Museum of Bahrain between 8:00 am to 8:00 pm for all the days of the week. Manama is best to explore from January to March and October to December. The spring and autumn months offer the pleasant days and cold nights. Avoid going to the museum during weekends, festive season and vacation time.


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Will I Need a Guide?

No, you need not have a guide as this website gives you the complete information.

How To Get There?

You can reach Manama by car, airplane or train. The city does not have its airport. Bahrain International Airport serves several of airlines across the globe. Book the tickets for the same. It takes ten minutes from the National Museum of Bahrain. Public transits are available for further exploration. Exploring the city is entirely more comfortable as there are plenty of modes to travel. Metros and subways are considered to be the most convenient way to go around Manama. You can move by taxi, bus, speedy motors and limo.

Additional Info

As Manama is an Arabic country, be conscious while wearing the apparels. Try to dress scantily. Do not wear short or explosive dresses. Do not bring large bags or luggage to the National Museum of Bahrain. You are advised to book the tickets in advance as it will save your time. Make use of a museum map for the better excursion. An adult must accompany children below the age of eleven. The administration department of the museum does not allow photography. Do not touch the displays and exhibits.

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