The Traditional Life Gallery presents Jordan’s “Living History” giving insight into the urban, rural and Bedouin modes of life. It aims to link today’s Jordanian youth with their national heritage, highlighting the elements relevant to modern Jordan such as the different cultures of Jordan and environment friendly traditional techniques. The gallery houses items representing the following Jordanian cultures:
- The culture of the desert (Bedu) displayed through a Bedouin tent placed in the museum outdoor area.
- The culture of the villages (Reef) represented by the village house.
- The culture of the towns and cities (Madineh) represented by three city shops.
The collection of the gallery will display items of daily life from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, such as:
- Costumes of the various areas in Jordan.
- Utensils used for food preparation, making bread, coffee…etc.