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King opens Royal Tank Museum

By JT - Jan 29,2018 - Last updated at Jan 29,2018

His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, on Monday inaugurated The Royal Tank Museum which exhibits around 110 Jordanian and international tanks and armoured vehicles (Photos courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), on Monday inaugurated The Royal Tank Museum, which exhibits around 110 Jordanian and international tanks and armoured vehicles, of which some were used in the battles of JAF, according to a Royal Court statement. 

The museum is considered as one of the important tank museums in the world and the “first of its kind” in the region. The museum located in King Abdullah Gardens Al Muqabalain Street showcases a number of out of service old military vehicles of JAF, as well as machines given to Jordan as gifts or through military exchange programme.

His Majesty, accompanied by HRH Prince Feisal, observed the museum’s most notable exhibits, which took 10 years to build and contain original and restored artefacts that show the history of tanks and armoured vehicles since 1915.

His Majesty toured the museum that includes specialised halls that showcase events from Jordan’s history, region and the world. The museum provides an educational and entertaining experience to visitors using up-to-date visual and audio technologies.

His Majesty was briefed on the museum’s future plans and programmes, in which they will be providing jobs for military retirees. 

During the opening ceremony, King Abdullah expressed his delight in meeting with military retirees who served with him in several military units, in which they used some of the machines and tanks displayed in the museum.

The Royal Tank Museum was established upon a Royal Decree in 2007, in order to preserve tanks and armoured vehicles that belong to JAF and others from the world military heritage.

 

On the occasion of His Majesty’s 56th birthday, the museum will open its doors to visitors free of charge from Tuesday until Friday. 

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i'd love to visit one day, definitely on my list if i ever visit Jordan!

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