Museum of Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah

متحف رأس الخيمة الوطني

Located in Ras Al Khaimah’s Old Town, the museum is housed in a fort dating between 1809-1819. Built to defend against British attacks and former home to the Quwasim family it was later used as a police headquarters and jail before becoming home to the museum in 1987

The exhibits provide an interesting insight into the history and traditions of the region, including historical, cultural and archaeological material.

Opening Hours: Sat-Thurs 8am-6pm

Fri: 3-6pm

Admission Charges: Adults: 5 AED

Children: 2 AED

Families: 15 AED
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  • This seems like an old fort converted into a museum. The entry is 5 dhs per person but for a family there is a fixed charge of 15 dhs. The fort has been restored & the rooms still have the classic loo...  more »
  • Museum very interesting when you want to know the history of the city and see the remains of the old era. The premises are beautiful but I thought it was a shame to have so many empty room, there is really nothing in there... else are full.
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  • The Museum is sure a detour worth, but quite clearly. It shows the architecture of former living quarters, the story of pearling and others
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  • Poorly maintained. No signs to point you where to start. Decent history of RAK but quite underwhelming.
  • It's a one time visit place. You can find out how people used to live in olden days(traditional houses) and the things which they use for day to day survival...
  • Gives a decent amount of information about the history, but sadly no tour guide option. Overall, the 5AED/p ticket is worth it. The only bad thing about it is that it looks like a shady old unsafe fort with parts of it being unsafe for children and even adults - such as the viewpoint tower with steep small stairs and a poorly mounted railing that may collapse any time
  • You can see the history of Ras Al Khaimah for 5aed entrance fee.
  • Quite a bit of history, but housed in a poorly maintained, unsafe, creaky old fort. I understand they want to showcase the fort as it were, but the lack of maintenance goes too far - in the main tower the stairs were dusty and the higher floors had sizable open windows at floor level making this extremely dangerous for children. The top of the tower has low walls and is unsafe even for adults. The renovations have been carelessly done with little regard for authenticity - in one place the cushion cover actually has the "made in China" label printed on it!!! When pointed out, the ticket lady (who was the only one in the entire building) didn't even understand what I was trying to say. Overall, this museum has loads to offer, but so poorly maintained that it's not worth a trip.

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