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Al Hayat Museum (Beit Al Quran) Tours

Al Hayat Museum (Beit Al Quran)
The Beit Al Qur’an (House of the Quran) is dedicated to Islamic heritage and the understanding of the Holy Qur’an. Housed in a building based on the 12th-century Al Khamis Mosque, with its engraved Qur’anic verses and slender minaret, here you’ll find an impressive collection of Qur’ans and other antique manuscripts, showcasing a stunning display of calligraphy.

Visiting the Beit Al Qur’an provides an insight into Islam, and Kufic script in particular. The museum is spread across several floors, with exhibits well-labelled in both English and Arabic. There are also some rare Islamic artifacts on display, plus jewelry and beautifully decorated glass utensils that illustrate how Islamic heritage has influenced art all across the world.

The best way to visit the Beit Al Qur’an is as part of a larger day tour where you can explore  the most famous attractions in Bahrain, including Al Fateh Grand Mosque, the Bahrain National Museum, Bahrain Fort, the Royal Camel Farm, the Burial Mounds and Manama Souq.

Insider’s Tip: Keep an eye out for the miniature Qur'ans, the smallest of which is from 18th-century Persia and measures just 4.7 centimeters by 3.2 centimeters.

Practical Info

If not arriving as part of an organized tour, you can drive to the the Beit Al Qur’an by taking the Sheikh Hamad Causeway to Road No.1901. The main entrance and car park are on the southern side of the building at the back. All visitors should dress conservatively.
Address: Road No.1901, off Sheikh Hamad Causeway, Manama, Bahrain
Hours: 9am-12pm and 4pm-6pm, Saturday to Wednesday / 9am-12:30pm, Thursdays (Closed on Fridays)
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Full Day Private Tour: Treasures of Bahrain

Full Day Private Tour: Treasures of Bahrain

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The capital of Bahrain is full of historic landmarks, UNESCO-listed monuments, and cultural treasures. On this tour, take in the highlights of Manama in one day and enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide. Visit Bahrain Fort, the Royal Camel Farm, and Al Fateh Grand Mosque; explore Bahrain National Museum and Bait Al-Qur’an Museum; and browse the stalls at Manama Souq
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
Price varies by group size
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$160.00
Price varies by group size
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Bahrain Historical Private Half Day Tour

Bahrain Historical Private Half Day Tour

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Bahrain’s historic monuments and remarkable architecture make for some magnificent photo opportunities. On this half-day tour, explore Manama’s most memorable landmarks in the comfort of a private vehicle; stop at the UNESCO listed Bahrain Fort, Ahmed Al Fateh Grand Mosque, and Bahrain World Trade Center; and drive part of the famous King Fahad Causeway.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.00
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Bahrain Arts & Crafts

Bahrain Arts & Crafts

As the title suggests, this is the ultimate tour that takes you around the older sections of Manama, allowing you to get a taste of the varying cultures and landscapes deep in the heart of the capital. See first-hand just how the traditional arts and crafts of Bahrain are created and sold.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.00
Price varies by group size
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$107.00
Price varies by group size

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What are Al Hayat Museum (Beit Al Quran) hours of operation?
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Al Hayat Museum (Beit Al Quran) hours of operation: 9am-12pm and 4pm-6pm, Saturday to Wednesday / 9am-12:30pm, Thursdays (Closed on Fridays). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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