Jamahiriya Museum is one of the finest museums in the world and is found in the heart of Tripoli. Tripoli has a lot to offer visitors with some fantastic sights and attractions, the major attraction being this magnificent museum which has forty seven galleries spanning over four floors dating back to the Neolithic ages and displaying artifacts right up to modern times.
The four floors are broken down into interesting ages with the ground floor covering several periods, the first is dedicated to the Roman to Islamic times and the second is dedicated to Islamic periods and artifacts. The third floor covers the daily life in Libya while the fourth floor is all about the history of Libya.
You can easily spend a few hours or a few days exploring this museum. The ground level offers a range of interesting artifacts including the VW Beetle which belonged to Gaddafi when he was younger. There is also a great selection of pottery and mosaics.
The Phoenician exhibit is amazing while the Roman exhibit is probably the most interesting complete with a host of statues, mostly from the Leptis Magna area. The mosaics are spectacular complete with bright colors and intricate detail.
There are nine galleries dedicated to natural history, where you can explore the history of the country, soak up the history and step back in time.
The museum also includes a visit to the Tripoli Castle which dates back to the seventh century. A majority of the castle was reconstructed in the twentieth century, but you can still get to experience this phenomenal masterpiece, explore the grounds and be amazed by the outstanding architecture.
When visiting Tripoli you probably want to head to the beach, explore the traditional architecture and see the sights, but the museum gives you a glimpse into what Libya is all about and is well worth the visit on your next Libyan tour.