The Jordan Museum
Located in the area of Rasl Ayn in downtown Amman, the Jordan Museum presents the history and cultural heritage of Jordan in an accurate yet intriguing way throughout its galleries. 1.5 million years of Jordanian history and archaeology is housed here, starting from the Palaeolithic age to the modern day. The museum succeeds in telling the story of the small but fascinating country, both chronologically as well as thematically. The galleries are sectioned into themes including the environment, food production, visual arts and architecture, cultural exchange and domestic life throughout the ages. A highlight of this museum is the display of some of the Dead Sea scrolls, including the one and only copper scroll.
The Royal Automobile Museum
The Royal Automobile Museum presents visitors with the story of Jordan in a modern and unique way, through a display of more than 70 classic cars and motorbikes from the personal collection of King Hussein. Vehicles displayed range from glorious pre-1950s models to the modern sports car, and the narrative which accompanies them is of swanky diplomatic visits and Middle Eastern monarchies.
Jordan Archaeological Museum
The Jordan Archeological Museum is located inside the citadel of Amman and presents artifacts from various archeological sites around Jordan, dating from pre-historic times to the 15th-century. The citadel itself is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world, and houses the Roman Temple of Hercules dating back to the 2nd-century as well as the Umayyad Palace from the 8th-century.
If you’re exploring the ancient city of Jerash in the north of the country don’t forget to stop by in the modest yet interesting museum located just above the forum. The museum houses artifacts ranging from mosaics, glass, gold jewelry and coins found in a tomb near Hadrian’s Arch.
Abu Jaber Museum, al-Salt
The Abu Jaber Museum is a modest but very worthwhile museum located in the city of al-Salt. The museum is located in an old Ottoman house, typical of the architecture in al-Salt. It will take you through the rich history of the city, and it is recommended that you begin your tour of the city here.