There are plenty of museums to visit when in Jeddah, including these spots.
6 museums to visit in Jeddah
Nassif House Museum
Nassif House Museum was constructed in the late 1800s for Omar Nasseef Efendi, who was the governor of Jeddah at the time.
House of Jeddah and Our Good Days
Also located in Al-Balad, the house-based museum is a veritable time capsule. Here you can see a gramophone-style musical device, old canned food, coins, and so much more.
This four-storey museum features a curated representation of the Jeddah’s 2,500-year history. Things to take note of include Islamic manuscripts, pottery, coins, weaponry, furniture and clothes.
Jeddah Sculptures Museum
In the 1970s, Jeddah’s mayor authorized the purchase of more than 400 sculptures, including major works by Henry Moore, Joan Miro and Alexander Calder. Art Jameel, in collaboration with Jeddah Municipality, created an open-air sculpture museum, showcasing 20 of the works in a seven square kilometer park.
Museum of Home Art
This 5,000-square-meter once private home has been converted into a museum complete with rare antiques and vintage furniture.
Although many of these museums are located within the UNESCO World Heritage site, walking the streets of Al-Balad is like stepping back in time in an open air museum.