The National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah is located In the western part of Ras Al Khaimah city in a fort that was the residence of the ruling family until the early 1960s. The National Museum houses a collection of archaeological and ethnological artifacts. The Qawasim Room on the first floor contains documents, manuscripts and treaties between the rulers of Ras Al Khaimah and the UK Government, as well as some traditional weapons belonging to the ruling family. The museum's exhibits feature discoveries from the earliest settlers to the late Islamic period. Traditional life in Ras al-Khaimah is the highlight of the Ethnographical display. Visitors will learn about architecture, pearl diving, date agriculture, farming and fishing in the various galleries.
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- Gene R JSilver Spring, MarylandTrip Type:CouplesExcellent historical museum in 19th C Fort.Sunday, 3rd March 2019We drove 4 km west over the causeway from our Hilton Garden Inn. The sun shined brightly this cool morning on the home of the Qawassin rulers until 1964. After paying 5 AED each we saw the entry... Read full review
- Gokularaman BTrip Type:FamilyVery nice placeWednesday, 20th March 2019Great museum, very nicely displayed with olden culture. well maintained.. must visit place for everyone... Read full review
- andre_wesselsAl Jazirat Al Hamra, United Arab EmiratesTrip Type:Solo travelDeepen your appreciation for a great emirate!Monday, 15th April 2019Because of how developed Ras Al Khaimah is thanks to the hard work done by the government of Ras Al Khaimah it is so very easy to forget the humble beginnings of this beautiful emirate. Learn about... Read full review