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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- aktautravelerAktau, KazakhstanTrip Type:FamilySmall but interestingSaturday, 8th June 2019Museum is small but info in it is interesting. Gives insights of RAK history ( pearl diving, inhabitants, variety of shells, fort architecture) Read full review
- ruth2508Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesTrip Type:CouplesWonderful 😊Sunday, 9th June 2019I have not visited many museums before but compared to what I have seen, this is a well put together, outside had the letter L is Al falling off, but the inside is well organized and well explained... Read full review
- rak5000history starts hereWednesday, 7th August 2019amazing small museum building nicely renovated, beautiful internal courtyard many small rooms around, many of them closed for public only four rooms can be visited interesting exhibits not well... Read full review