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“A touch of nostalgia”

Duke of Mukhyber's Residence
Ranked #38 of 87 things to do in Amman
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Fairly easy to find and worth a quick visit. The Duke is really friendly. Gives you an insight into the Amman of 50-60 years ago.

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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Nice slice of a time gone by. Great to see that little has been touched by time. It is like a time capsule on the Duke's period in Amman

1  Thank Derry-EI
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

You will pass it on downtown walking tour. We were given a free tour and it was a nice surprise . Last of mansions from Ottoman era.

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Reviewed 29 June 2013

The Duke of Mukhyber's Residence is a rather odd place. It was quite difficult to find. l I had almost given up and went into the Al Rasheed Court Cafe for some refreshment only to discover I could see the 'Duke's Residence' from their balcony!
The Duke's residence is a strange mixture of old items and photographs in a decaying second story apartment which has never actually been a Duke's residence but has been a Post Office and later an Hotel, until eventually finally becoming a museum of times past.
Unfortunately it fails as a museum as it has very little of antique interest and has slowly decayed leaving an interesting quiet space with a few old photographs in the bedlam of downtown hustle and bustle. I was the only visitor for the half an hour I was there but I noticed two other names in the visitor's book for the day before.
It is neither a museum nor a preserved stately home but a quiet retreat slowly going to ruin surrounded by modernity and the furious pace of modern life. This makes it worth visiting. It is a pleasure to have a cup of tea with the custodian, Abu Jaffar, and in the street below you can buy delicious Kanafee. One leaves feeling one has shared in an old joke with the "Duke" who created it. If you like odd, slightly surreal experiences, this might be for you. I enjoyed it immensely.

6  Thank John B
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

On your walking tour through the downtown of Amman, you should stop by this place. It can be a short or a long visit, as you wish. It is a small house, claiming to be oldest existing building of Amman, and acting as some sort of Museum. It is full of old pictures, old newspaper articles and, in summary, full of old stuff from that time in early 20th Century of the Brittish mandate on the region.

A very nice old man is there to explain everything you want to know, and then you can sign in the visitor books and make a small donation if you want.

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