The Petra Museum contains 280 artifacts, dating back to different ages, the exhibition consists of five halls showing the history of Petra and information about the Nabataea’s life and their civilization and showing their life tools and statues which was discovered in Petra by archaeological excavations teams and many other historical pieces.
Opened on World Heritage Day, the new Petra Museum represents the idea of showcasing the history of Petra to both scholars and tourists.
Petra's long history stretches back through antiquity, the remains of which can still be seen inside and outside the ancient city. This is confirmed in both historical and archaeological evidence, which is at hand for specialists and far away from ordinary persons. It became evident to the owners of this exhibition, who are native of Petra, that the society of Wadi Musa and tourists should not be isolated and must be incorporated in many cultural activities and events.