Bahrain, Manama Guide (B): Manama: Eats, Nightlife and a Museum

Bahrain, Manama Guide (B): Manama: Eats, Nightlife and a Museum

Manama: Eats, Nightlife and a Museum
 

In my quest to visit more of the Middle East this year, I decided to go to Bahrain over the weekend. It is a very short flight. The airline website says it is 55 minutes, but the flight back was about 20 minutes. I wasn’t keeping track on the flight over as I fell asleep! A friend of mine who is also interested in exploring the Middle East came with me.

We had both been told about the Bahrain National Museum and how amazing it is. We were not disappointed. This isn’t to say it is the best museum in the world, but when you live in a country with few museums and almost no local artifacts on display, this was a treat. The Bahrain National Museum was opened in 1988. It is a mix of history, archaeology and modern art.

The first thing I noticed when I walked in was the giant aerial photograph of Bahrain that was on the ground of the main floor.  It was very cool to see the scale of Bahrain. My friend and I walked around trying to find our hotel, but we think it was underneath a model display. The first floor had two temporary exhibits. One was on folktales and the other movie costumes from a specific designer. I don’t know who the designer was as I missed the label and the museum doesn’t have a good website. The permanent exhibit spaces on the first floor contained artifacts of the Dilmun civilization, which encompassed Bahrain and other Middle Eastern countries. Many of the artifacts were very old, but in very good shape. There were seals, pottery, coins, ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Manama: Eats, Nightlife and a Museum
Guide Location: Bahrain » Manama
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Ric’s Kountry Kitchen   Señor Pacos   JJ’s Restaurant   Dublin’s   Bahrain National Museum  
Author: Tiffany Schureman
Read it on author's website: http://agirlandherpassport.com/bahrain-eats-and-nightlife/