Bahrain National Museum guide: Everything you need to know

Opening hours, entrance fee and everything in between

Bahrain National Museum guide: Everything you need to know

No matter how much time you have to explore Bahrain - whether it’s a 24 hour stopover, a weekend away,  or you’ve moved here for the foreseeable future - you have to visit the Bahrain National Museum.

Head to the impressive site in Manama and you’ll find artefacts and texts covering 6,000 years of Bahrain’s history, from the Dilmun empire up until the modern day.

The Bahrain National Museum itself, which spans 20,000 sq m, covers topics including customs and traditions, Tylos and Islam, and trades and crafts, with signs in both English and Arabic.

Entry is just BHD1, and it’s well worth the fee for the wealth of information you’ll find inside.

And if you get peckish, there’s a small cafe inside which offers up great views over the water.

While you’re here, make sure you pick up a boat ticket (also BHD1) to visit Bu Maher Fort.

The fort marks the start of the Bahrain Pearling Path, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it’s a great place to continue any sightseeing trip around Bahrain.

BHD1. Wed-Mon 8am-8pm. Shaikh Hamad Causeway, Manama (1729 8777).

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