Most Famous Cultural Sites In Bahrain

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 08 December 2021
Most Famous Cultural Sites In Bahrain

Are you interested in Cultural tourism? Then you must visit the Kingdom of Bahrain! This beautiful kingdom has many different Cultural attractions which allow travelers to experience Bahrain’s physical and intellectual creations.! Let us explore what Bahrain has in store for culture lovers. 

7 Cultural Sites in Bahrain 

Besides Al Bahrain most iconic landmarks, you may visit these cultural sites in Bahrain:  

Bahrain National Theatre

Bahrain National Theatre

Bahrain National Theater is one of the largest theaters and the third-largest opera house in the Arab world. Bahrain National Theatre hosts global musical performances, cultural activities, press conferences, and awards ceremonies.

When visiting this beautiful attraction, you will be amazed by its unique architectural design and wood-covered interior walls draw inspired by the tales of 1,001 Arabian Nights. 

  • Location: Shaikh Hamad Causeway, Manama

Bahrain National Museum

Bahrain National Museum

On 15 December 1988, Bahrain National Museum was inaugurated by the late Amir H.H. Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa, and back then it was one of the finest museums of its kind in the Gulf region. Visitors can explore the story of Bahrain in its halls which include:

  • Dilmun Graves

  • Dilmun

  • Tylos and Islam

  • Customs and Traditions

  • Traditional Trades and Crafts

  • Documents and Manuscripts

The museum complex includes two connected buildings, the administrative offices building, and the main one that houses the permanent exhibition area, temporary exhibition halls, an art gallery, a lecture hall, a gift shop, and a café.

  • Working Hours: Daily 9:00 am – 8:00 pm (Closed on Tuesdays)

  • Location: Sheikh Hamad Causeway, Manama

Qal'at Al-Bahrain Site Museum


When visiting the Qala’at Al-Bahrain (Bahrain Fort), you will have the opportunity to discover five different historical periods arranged chronologically and distributed into five halls in its museum. In addition, Qal'at Al-Bahrain Site contains a café overlooks the coastline opposite the fort, a lecture hall, and a gift shop.

  • Museum Working hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (Closed on Mondays)

  • Fort working hours: Daily, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Location: Bahrain fort area

Art Centre

Art Centre

The Art Center was established in May 1992, and it houses many prestigious exhibitions of leading and well-known international and local artists. In addition, it hosts special art events, such as workshops, talks by figures in the industry, art exhibitions, and photography exhibitions. If you were lucky during your trip to Bahrain, your visit could coincide with an exhibition or art event. Otherwise, you can visit the art center and have a look at its beautiful architecture.

  • Working hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm (Sunday – Thursday)

  • Location: Al Fatih Hwy, Manama

Alkhalifiyah Library

Alkhalifiyah Library

Al- Khalefeyah Library was one of the first public libraries to be built in Bahrain, and it got reconstructed to provide readers and visitors with a better experience. Alkhalifiyah Library facilities include a reading area, a research center, an internet lab, and offices. In addition, visitors can enjoy many cultural programs and activities organized by Alkhalifiyah Library.

  • Working hours: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Closed on Fridays)

  • Location: Sheikh Hamad Street, Muharraq

Post Office

Post Office

Explore Al Bahrain’s postal services history by visiting its permanent exhibition in the old government building in Bab Al-Bahrain, established in 2015. Al Bahrain’s postal exhibition display includes postage stamps, memorabilia, and historical photographs that illustrate the history of postal services in Bahrain.

  • Working hours: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Closed on Fridays)

  • Location: Near Bab al Bahrain Police Station, Khalifa Street, Manama

AlJasra Crafts

If you are seeking to explore the history of Al Bahrain, then visiting AlJasra Crafts, which opened in 1991 in AlJasra village, is a must! Al-Jasra Crafts will allow you to collect information about the local handicrafts, highlight the aesthetic elements of the products, and look at how the craftsmen work in their environment.

  • Working hours:

  • Al Jasra Crafts Centre: 7:00am – 2:00pm (Closed on Fridays & Saturdays)

  •  Made in Bahrain Gift Shops: Jasra Branch: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm (Closed on Fridays)

  • Bab Al Bahrain, Manama Souq Branch: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm (Closed on Fridays)

  • Location: Al Jarsa, Al Mazare Street

(Cover & photos copyright: Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities website)

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