Museums and Galleries in Jordan

Museums and Galleries in Jordan

Jordan Archeological Museum

Tel:    962-6 4638795
Fax:   962-6 4615848
Houses an excellent collection of the antiquities of Jordan dating from prehistoric times to the 15th Century.
Museum working hours are 9:00-17:00 in winter, 9:00-19:00 in summer, except on Fridays and official holidays 10:00-6:00.
Of the exhibited collection, three items are of particular importance: the Dead Sea Copper Scrolls, the Neolithic plaster statues of Ain Ghazal and the anthropomorphic pottery coffins, which give an insight into ancient burial practices.

Jordan Folklore Museum
Tel:   962-6 465 1742
Fax:  962-6 4615848
Located near the Roman Theater, presents the traditional Jordanian life, including costumes, home furnishings, musical instruments and handicrafts dating back to the 19th Century.
Open 9:00-17:00.


Jordan Museum of Popular Tradition
Tel:   962-6 4651742
Fax:  962-6 4615848
Located near the Roman Theater, this museum displays the traditional costumes of Jordanians, including embroidery and antique jewelry, as well as domestic utensils. It also houses a collection of mosaics from some Byzantine churches in Jordan.
Open 9:00-17:00.

Martyr's Memorial at Sports City
Tel:   962-6 5664240
Fax:  962-6 5664240
The monumental building houses a chronological display of military memorabilia dating from the Arab Revolt of 1916 to the present.
Open 9:00-16:00.

University of Jordan Museums
Tel:    9626 5355000 ext. 3412  
Fax:   962-6 4615848
The University of Jordan has several small museums of various subjects, including archaeology [antiquities from the Bronze Age to the Islamic period], anthropology, folklore and medicine/biology.
Open Sun-Thur 8:00-17:00.

Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
Tel:   4630128
Fax:  4651119

Located at Al Muntazah, in Jabal Al-Weibdeh. A fine collection of paintings, sculptures and ceramics by contemporary Jordanian and Arab artists.
Open 10:00-13:30 and 15:00-18:00, closed Tuesday.

Jordan Crafts Center

for exhibits and sales of traditional and authentic Jordanian crafts, including: embroidery, woodwork, glass, leather, woven rugs, sheepskins, ceramics, mother-of-pearl objects, jewelry, brass and silver) located on a small side street off the Second Circle of Jabal Amman, behind the Lebanese Embassy.

Haya Center [for children]
Tel:   962-6 5665195
Fax   962-6 5665196
In Shmeisani. A heritage and science museum geared to children, with lots of hands-on exhibits to try.
Working hours 8:30-13:30 and 15:30-17:30, closed Fridays.

Muncipality of Greater Amman - City Hall
Tel:   4635111 ext. 2540
Fax:  4649420

Shoman Foundation - Darat Al-funun
Location: Jabal luweibdeh
Tel:   4643252
Fax:  4643253

This Museum consists of three buildings in Amman. According to the museum's website "its programs maintains a constant focus on the visual arts, the Darat al Funun strives to be a haven for all the arts"; Darat al-Funun views itself as a home for all the artist of the Arab world. It offers features such as concert, lectures, and a summer academy. Currently featured at the Dar al Funun is the work of Dr. Hisham Khatib in an en exhibit tittled Palestine and Jordan 1500 -1900.


Dar al-Landa


Created in 1998 as a gallery of the arts, its main goals are to protect the creative rights of the artist and to make contact with Arab and International art and culture groups. With a mission of being a positive force in the community the museum is currently offering services to children in the community. For example its facilities are turned into a public library for a couple hours a day and its new program 'Project Human' will focus on providing free classes to children in drawing, sculpture, pottery, and music.

4 Walls

The 4 Walls is located in the Sheraton Hotel Amman. Its atmosphere is inviting to people of all ages, and it serves as a culture center to promote the history and culture of Jordan. Throughout the month of March the museum will run its 'New Vision" Exhibit.

Madaba Museum (for archaeology and folklore). Closed Tuesday.

Kerak Museum (for archaeology and folklore), Kerak Castle. Closed Tuesday.

Petra Museum, actually two museums, at the lower end of the road through the basin.

Yarmouk University of Archaeology and Anthropology, beautiful presentation of small collection. Yarmouk University campus, Irbid. Closed Fridays. Tel: 02 271-100 ext 3741.

Salt Museum (for archaeology).

Museum of School Books, Salt, Jordan.

Art Galleries in Jordan
Al Mashreq Gallery
Tel:  5681303
Baladna Gallery
Tel:  5537598
Darat Al Funun - Jabal Luweibdeh
Tel:  4643252
The Gallery - Jordan Intercontinental
Tel:  4641361
Orfali Gallery
Tel:  5526932
Dar Al Anda
Tel:  5519122
Riwaq Al Balqa'a
Tel:  4720677
Rodin Gallery
Tel:  5920334
Zara Gallery - Grand Hyatt Amman
Tel:  4651433
Jordan Design and Trade Center
of the Noor Al Hussein Foundation]
Tel:  5699141

Source: Ministry Of Foreign Affairs/Jordan Embassy

Last Update: 2011-09-01