Bahrain National Day, Features - December 16, 2022

Museums: 51 Great Things About Bahrain

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#17 Museums

Bahrain National Museum

The Bahrain National Museum was officially inaugurated by the late Amir H.H. Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa on 15th December 1988. One of the island’s main cultural landmarks, the museum was conceived and designed by Krohn and Hartvig Rasmussen. 

It was considered one of the finest museums of its kind in the Gulf region. Today, the Bahrain National Museum is one of the island’s main cultural landmarks. The Museum houses 6000 years of Bahrain’s history within the Halls of Graves, Dilmun, Tylos and Islam, Customs and Traditions, Traditional Trades and Crafts, and Documents and Manuscripts.

Bahrain Military Museum

First opened in 2013 by His Majesty the King, the Bahrain Military Museum acts as a monument to the Kingdom’s military culture, displaying its progression throughout history. It houses equipment and war and combat tools from ancient times to the modern-day Bahrain Defence Force. The museum was designed to architecturally resemble the Shaikh Salman bin Ahmed Al Fateh Fort – a military headquarters built in 1812.

The museum comprises five different halls: Rulers Hall, Forts Hall, Horses Hall, Documents Hall, and Old Weapons Hall). A section of the museum is dedicated to the Navy, Air Force, and Military uniforms, medals as well as ammunition.

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