A huge draw for car enthusiasts, the Royal Automobile Museum displays more than 70 classic cars and other vehicles, many of which are from the personal collection of King Hussein. Not just about the cars themselves, the museum looks at who drove them and the events they were a part of, making the museum a point of interest to those interested in history and the royal family too.
Each car has a full explanation of its type, and model, plus the year it was made, its engine power, and the occasions it was used for. In addition to grand classic cars, the Royal Automobile Museum also has various types of motorcycles and racing cars on display.
A trip to the Royal Automobile Museum can be combined with visiting the Jordan Museum, King Abdullah Mosque, the Roman Theater, Rainbow Street, and the Citadel, either on a private six-hour tour or a longer sightseeing tour with lunch included.
Did You Know? A replica of what was thought to be the first car officially presented to the world can be found at the museum. It was built in 1886 by Karl Benz, the father of Mercedes-Benz.
The Royal Automobile Museum is located in King Hussein Park, near to the King Hussein Medical Center in the northwestern suburbs of Amman. If not visiting as part of an organized tour, the best way to reach the museum from downtown Amman is to take a taxi.