The National Bardo Museum, Tunis

4.5
#1 of 47 in Museums in Tunisia
Learn the history of the nation and wider region at The National Bardo Museum, celebrated for its extensive collection of regional antiquities. Originally a Hafsid palace, the 15th-century building creates an atmospheric setting in which to better understand the heritage of the land and its people. In a country that has seen so many changes over the centuries, the museum tells the story of Tunisia's development from the Classical era onwards, with Roman, early Christian, and Islamic artworks and everyday items displayed in themed rooms. Don't miss the collection of Roman mosaics, which offers a glimpse into the societal workings and beliefs of Roman Africa. Add The National Bardo Museum to your Tunis travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tunis itinerary app .
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  • Combined with a visit to the ruins of Carthage, a visit to the museum allowed us to see the cultural riches of Tunisia. There are many mosaics that according to the guide are dated to the 2nd and 3rd century. A memorial has been erected in the lobby in tribute to the victims of the 2015 attack: bullet holes remain visible in one of the halls. Very nice visit.
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  • The Bardo Museum contains magnificent Roman mosaics, some of which are huge and surprisingly well preserved and impressively on display. The exhibition on Punic culture is tiny and hard to find. The ambience of the palace is magnificent, the spread of Islam in North Africa is (in French and English) very well described. But: The audio guides recommended in the guide are not available, AirCondition does not work, and very, very many display cases are empty. Nevertheless: For the one who was interested in the North African variant of the ancient culture a must !
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  • Excellent museum with very interesting pieces from various antique periods. There are not so many tourists visiting the museum so you can really take your time and enjoy the exhibition. One star less because of a lack of explanation on some master pieces. This can be definitely and easily improved!
  • Impressed with the collection of Roman mosaics. We visited as part of a tour group that went to the Roman baths in the morning so it was a great finish to that. Our guide was very knowledgeable and although we rushed round, there was plenty to see.
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