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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  • August 11, 2017
    Cool piece of history about the Emirates, maybe not everyone will like it but it's worth a watch, visit zoorganizowane
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  • July 8, 2017
    Must visit...just to appreciate the historic perspective of this great Emirate. Artifacts are well presented in a number of rooms around a courtyard. Open on all days of the week including Fridays. AE...  more »
  • July 3, 2017
    Finally something traditional. In the UAE, virtually nothing left is, more of their culture because everything the wrecking ball to the victims fell. The Museum is the former family home of the ruler. It is not to compare with our museums, but gives a good idea of life of including the former Pearl divers and of the living. The entrance fee is cheap and the time spent with a good hour manageable even in greater heat.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Poorly maintained. No signs to point you where to start. Decent history of RAK but quite underwhelming.
  • August 17, 2017
    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...
  • February 11, 2017
    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
  • June 24, 2017
    You can see the history of Ras Al Khaimah for 5aed entrance fee.
  • January 4, 2017
    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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