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Beit Al Qur’an is a multi-purpose complex dedicated to the Islamic arts and is located in Hoora, Bahrain. Established in 1990, the complex is most famous for its Islamic museum, which has been acknowledged as being one of the most renowned Islamic museums in the world. Address: Building No.17، Rd No 1901, Manama, Bahrain, Phone: +973 1729 0101 Website

The Bahrain National Museum is the largest and one of the oldest public museums in Bahrain. It is constructed near the King Faisal Highway in Manama and opened in December 1988. The US$30 million museum complex covers 27,800 sq meters and consists of two buildings. Address: Shaikh Hamad Causeway, Manama, Bahrain, Phone: +973 1729 8777 Website

The Bahrain Military Museum was opened by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Alkhalifa on the 45th Anniversary of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), which occurred on February 5th, 2013. It showcases various paintings, documents, and weapons used by military.  Address: Sh Hamood Bin Ave, Riffa, Bahrain, Phone: +973 1749 5511

The Heritage Centre and Museum of Pearl Diving commemorates the culture of pearl diving. From ancient times, Bahrain’s pearls have been famed for their shine and wholesomeness; their sale brought capital to Bahrain till Japan took over the world market with their cultured pearls. Address: Al Khalifa Ave, Manama, Bahrain Phone: +973 1757 8181 Website

The music hall located Near Mohamed bin Faris House, for the art of the Khaleeji Sound will host musical evenings and folklore troupes to revive the art of the Gulf. Address: Muharraq, Bahrain Website

The Qal’at al-Bahrain Historical place, also known as the Bahrain Fort or Portuguese Fort, is an archaeological site located in Bahrain, on the Arabian Peninsula., Address: Karbabad, Bahrain, Phone: +973 1756 7172 Website

Shaikh Isa Bin Ali House in Muharraq was once home to Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, who was sovereign from 1869 to 1932, making him the longest ruler of Bahrain. The building was constructed around 1800, and a visit here will provide a glimpse into 19th-century royal life. Address: Muharraq, Bahrain Website

A’ali pottery, located deep in the heart of Bahrain and amidst 4,000 year old burial mounds, is Bahrain’s biggest pottery handicraft centre. Visit their workshop and see the potters in action, using the old-fashioned foot operated wheel, and baking the finished pots in kilns built into the nearby burial mounds; a traditional method passed down through generations. Address: Hwy 71, A’ali, Bahrain, Phone: +973 3985 6994 Website

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