This museum contains exhibits on prehistoric archaeological findings from throughout the Magreb, ethnological displays covering the Magreb and Asia with a special room on Oran, and a natural history exhibit of animals from the Magreb.
This impressive collection of indigenous artefacts from various regions of Algeria is housed in a beautiful Moorish style big house (mansion). The museum features exhibits on prehistoric findings and ethnography as well as regional jewellery, costumes, leatherwork and weaponry plus the famous tin helmets of algiers!!!
Museum of Antiquities
The National Museum of Antiquities (1897) displays artifacts dating from the Roman and Islamic periods. Antique mosaics, Roman glass work and sculptures and Islamic art are on display.
The Jihad museum, housed in a building directly beneath the Martyr's Monument, presents a historical exhibition of Algeria's independence struggle from 1830 to 1962. Most displays are in Arabic.
History Museum & Natural History Museum
Both museums are located in former president's palace which was donated to the government by President Chadli ben Djedid in 1987. The palace is set in the Parc de la Liberté which is opening daily from 9.00am to 9.00pm except Mondays. The History Museum contains an interesting display of Ottoman era swords and jewellery while the Natural History Museum contains displays on flora and fauna from throughout the world.
Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions
Indigenous arts and crafts, including carpets, jewellery, ceramics and furniture are housed in an Ottoman palace built in 1570 and later used by the French as a town hall. The palace is as interesting as the collection it contains.
The War Museum is located across the Plaza from the Jihad Museum and covers the same period. It contains a number of fascinating displays, including a city plan of Algiers circa 1830 and a genuine guillotine.
Museum of Cirta
The Museum of Cirta (1853) in Constantine contains art and archaeological collections.