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In recent years, Amman has built a wide variety of museums, including the Jordan Museum, Museum of Parliamentary Life, Children's Museum, Car Museum, Jordan Archaeological Museum, Jordan Folklore Museum, The Jordanian Museum of Popular Traditions, and The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts.

Jordan Museum
The Jordan Museum is in the dynamic new downtown area of Ras al-‘Ayn. Presenting the history and cultural heritage of Jordan in a series of beautifully designed galleries, The Jordan Museum serves as a comprehensive national center for learning and knowledge that reflects Jordan’s history and culture, and presents in an engaging yet educational way the Kingdom’s historic, antique and heritage property as part of the ongoing story of Jordan’s past, present, and future.
Opening Hours : 10:00 – 17:00, Friday 14:00 – 17:00, closed on Monday.

Museum of Parliamentary Life
Located in the old Parliament building near the 1st Circle area, the museum tell the story of the progress of accumulative parliamentary work and the development of the Kingdom since its establishment.The building was there during important events, including the declaration of independence, the accession of Their Majesties the late King Talal and King Hussein to the Throne, the adoption of the Constitution in 1952 and the decision to unite the East and West Banks.
Opening Hours : 10:00 – 17:00, Friday Closed

Children's Museum
Launched in 2007 and located in King Hussein Parks in Western Amman, this engaging museum for children is spread over 7,000 sq. meters. Designed for children aged 14 and under, the facilities provided by the museum include: an exhibit hall, a multi-purpose hall, a children’s library and IT center, an activity room, an outdoor exhibit area, an outdoor theatre, a museum shop, a birthday room, a cafe and a planetarium - a must see for all visitors coming to Jordan with their families.
Opening Hours : 09:00 – 18:00, Friday 10:00 – 19:00, closed on Tuesday

The Royal Automobile Museum
Located in King Hussein Parks in Western Amman, the museum showcases a rare and exciting collection of Jordan's vehicles, The Royal Automobile Museum depicts the history of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, from the early 1920s until the present day. The featured cars highlight the life of His Majesty the late King Hussein and his reign, as well as the many aspects of his leadership.
The museum affords the visitor an insight into the history of the Kingdom through the exhibited cars from the era of King Abdullah I, the founder of the Kingdom, to the current era of His Majesty King Abdullah II. The museum is the first in Jordan equipped with a personal electronic narration in five languages; Arabic, English, Spanish, French, and German. From extremely rare cars, to one of a kind Bugatis, the museum has an unprecedented collection of vehicles, including the rover used in filming of Hollywood's movie The Martian, which used Jordan's UNESCO world heritage site Wadi Rum as the backdrop for the Martian scenes.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 19:00, Friday 11:00 – 19:00, closed on Tuesday

Jordan Archaeological Museum
Jordan Archaeological Museum was built in 1951 on the Citadel Hill in Amman. It houses artefacts from all the archaeological sites in the country. The collection is arranged in chronological order and represents ancient items of daily life such as pottery, glass, flint and metal tools, as well as monumental materials such as inscriptions and statuaries.
Opening Hours: 08:00- 18:00, on Friday 09:00 – 16:00

Jordan Folklore Museum
The Jordan Folklore Museum is located within the western section of the Roman Theatre in Amman. This museum was founded by the Department of Antiquities and officially opened in 1975.
Opening Hours: 08:00- 18:00, on Friday 09:00 – 16:00, no closing days

Jordan National Gallery for Fine Arts
The Jordan National Gallery for Fine Arts at Jabal Al Weibdeh in Amman has a large collection of almost 2000 pieces, consisting of works by 520 artists from 43 Arab and Islamic countries, ranging from Brunei in the Pacific to Morocco on the Atlantic, and from Turkey and Iran on the Caspian Sea to Pakistan on the Indian Ocean.
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00, closed on Tuesday & Friday

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