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Bahrain National Museum

Manama, Bahrain

The Bahrain National Museum is the crowning achievement of the Kingdom of Bahrain's ongoing efforts to preserve the nation's heritage and history. It is one of the first museums in the Gulf. The Bahrain National Museum was inaugurated in 1988 by the late Emir Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa in a grand ceremony attended by His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, and Crown Prince His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

Built on a central location between Manama and Muharraq, the museum houses 9 main halls and clasifies the accumulated heritage of the Kingdom of Bahrain into 6 different sections. Visitors to the museum will be taken on a 6,000 year journey through time as they pass through its halls, from the traditional handricrafts hall, to the customs and traditions hall, burial mounds hall, ancient documents and manuscripts hall and Islamic period hall.

The museum seeks not only to enhance understanding and knowledge of Bahrain's history amongst locals only, but also play a role as an institutions which promotes global culture within the community, as evidenced by the numerous international culture and art exhibitions it has hosted over the years.

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