Museums in Algiers

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Exploring the Algiers museums will provide you with a glimpse of this region’s history. You will also find some interesting museums along the way.

Museum of Antiquities

The Museum of Antiquities in Algiers is one of the must-see museums in the capital of Algeria. This museum features antique mosaics, Roman glass work, sculptures as well as ancient Islamic art. It also has an extensive collection of pieces from different countries all over the world. You can also find some rare artifacts in the Museum of Antiquities in Algiers including the totemic warriors from the Libyan period and ivory carvings. The museum houses a magnificent coin collection. The display of sculptures includes several bronze sculptures, a 3rd century child sculpture with an eagle and a Cherchell sculpture.

Bardo Museum

Another interesting museum in Algiers is the Bardo Museum. Located near the Museum of Antiquities, the Bardo Museum is situated in an old Turkish mansion which is an attraction itself. The museum moved to the mansion in 1930. The Bardo Museum features rare artifacts including ancient fossils and pottery. It is also home to an extensive collection of rock carvings and paintings discovered in Tassili-n-Ajjer region. The Bardo Museum has on display wooden furniture, jewelry, leatherwork, stone collections, copper tea pots, weaponry and costumes.

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art was opened in 2007. The controversial opening of this museum brought about questions on the role of museums in society. The museum is located in the former Galeries Algeriennes and the Galeries de France. The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art plays a vital role in reviving the artistic community in the city of Algiers. One notable exhibit in the museum is the display of sculptures and paintings by the Algerian artist Malek Saleh.

Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions

The Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions is situated off the Rue Hadj Omar. This museum features an extensive collection of local arts and crafts while incorporating age-old traditional items and contemporary pieces. You can see a wide range of media on display in the museum including carpets, jewelry, wall hangings, furniture, artwork and ceramics. The building itself is a must-see. The Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions is located in an Ottoman palace built in 1570. The structure has a staircase that leads to the upper rooms with a huge entrance hall. The beautifully arched balcony features round columns that stretch around the upper rooms giving you a great view of the inner hall.

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Bardo Museum

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This impressive collection of indigenous artefacts from various regions of Algeria is housed in a beautiful Moorish style big house (mansion). The museum features exhibits on prehistoric findings and ethnography as well as regional jewellery, costumes, leatherwork and weaponry plus the famous tin helmets of algiers!!!

3 avenue Franklin Roosevelt, at the top of rue Didouche Mourad Hours: 9am-12 noon & 2pm-5pm daily except Friday morning and Saturday

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Museum of Antiquities

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Antique mosaics, Roman glass work and sculptures and Islamic art are on display.

Parc de la Liberté Hours: 9am-12 noon & 2pm-5pm daily except Friday morning and Saturday Admission: Free

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Museum of Queen

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If you remember the great band of queen come see this. We have lots. You can even get autographs. And buy great souneirs.

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