About Museum of Popular Traditions

The Museum of Popular Traditions is home to the priceless artifacts of Jordan. All five exhibition halls in this museum are dedicated to special area of interests. Here, visitors see an interesting collection of traditional costumes of East Bank, cosmetic items and traditional jewelry of both the East Bank and the West Bank, wonderful traditional Palestinian costumes, a fascinating collection of bridal dresses and silver jewelry, and intriguing collection of mosaics of Byzantine churches from Jerash and Madaba.

Must See

• Explore its five galleries preserving pottery, costumes, mosaics, jewelry, and other artifacts used in the day-to-day lives of the Jordan civilization. 

• Its central location within Roman Theater is its biggest attraction

• There are four halls:

• The first hall has traditional costumes in vivid colours from the East Bank. 

• In the second hall, jewelry and cosmetic items collected from different parts of the East and West Banks are displayed
•: The Third hall showcases Palestinian costumes.

• Artifacts from daily life and other utensils are shown in the fourth hall.

How to reach

There is no direct line to the theatre. Take a taxi. 


  • There are displays that recreate scenes from the daily lives of people of Jordan from the last 100-200 years.
  • It exhibits many dresses, pottery, utensils, jewelry, weapons, and other things commonly used by the people.
  • Do not carelessly touch the showpieces.
  • Respect the artifacts showcased here, they reflect legacy.

Visit Time

Sunday                8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday                8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.    

Tuesday              8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  

Wednesday           8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday              8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday                   9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday              8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

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Waiting Time

No wait time as you have to buy a common ticket for Roman Theater as well this museum.


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Entrance Fee


No entry fee for the Museum of Popular Traditions as a common ticket covers for both Roman Theater as well as this museum.

A Jordan pass is a better option.

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Time you can spend

Suggested time: 20 to 30 minutes


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