The Royal Automobile Museum, Amman

About this place

Plan Your Visit

  • Opening Times: The museum is open Sunday to Thursday from 10:00-19:00; Friday from 11:00-19:00, and Tuesday the museum is closed. 
  • Prices: The entrance fee is 3 JOD; We recommend taking the audio guide for 5 JOD to get the most out of the museum.
  • Average Visit Duration: About 2 hours; most visitors tour the museum in chronological order to get a sense of the progression of history.
  • Popular Times: The best time to visit the museum is in the early morning or late afternoon.
  • Relevant Tours: You can combine a visit to the Royal Automobile Museum with a Jordan tour from Israel

The Royal Automobile Museum is located alongside the Al Hussein Public Park in Amman, Jordan. It holds an impressive collection of rare vehicles and motorcycles from Hussein bin Ali’s personal car collection. 

History of the Royal Automobile Museum

The vehicles on display in this museum began arriving in Jordan as early as 1909. The museum was established by King Abdullah of Jordan in 2003 and was the first automobile museum in the region. Today it holds cars spanning from 1916 to the present day and served as a tribute to the late King Hussein.

The Royal Automobile Museum, AmmanLuxury Cars in the Museum (Image source: Hosse CC BY-SA 3.0)

The car collection tells the story of Jordan’s history together with the historic photos that form a backdrop for the cars. Through the cars, Jordan’s history can be traced back to the Great Arab Revolt, and tells a unique story of the country under the rule of His Majesty King Abdullah I in the 1920s, through King Hussein’s 47-year reign, and up to the present era of King Abdullah II.

What to See at the Royal Automobile Museum, Amman

On display are 80 cars and motorcycles from King Hussein's personal collection.

The Martian Rover and Real-Life Troncycle

See the Rover used in The Martian, one of the Hollywood movies filmed in Wadi Rum. This prop was gifted to the country in thanks for their hospitality. The Museum also has a Neutron Motorcycle, a bike designed after the famous lightcycle from the movie TRON.

The Neutron Bike (Image source: Ankur Panchbudhe CC BY 2.0  

The Packard Dual Cowl Phaeton

This stunning vehicle was specially built for King Faisal of Iraq in 1938. Faisal ascended the throne in the same year as King Husein in 1953 and was assassinated in 1958. The car was found in Lebanon in 1970 and exported to the US, before arriving in Jordan. It is the only vehicle of its kind in existence.

Mercedes Benz 280GE

This car carried the casket of King Hussein during his funeral procession.

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