Bahrain National Museum opposite to Diplomat Area, Bahrain. Built in 1988, the Bahrain National Museum displays a series of collections that tell the fascinating story of Bahrain’s past, from the Stone Age right up to recent times. Exhibits include rare manuscripts from the 13th century AD and original documents from the 14th century AD. Other exhibits include reproductions of handicrafts and skills associated with pearling, gold jewellery, weaving and boat-building, costumes, specimens of Bahrain’s natural history, photographs and contemporary works of art.