One complaint I had was that there didn't seem to be any museum guide to explain things to visitors. Of course, there were boards that explained stuff in both Arabic & English - but it would have been good to have a knowledgeable person who could answer a few questions that I had. Also, the museum is not very accessible to differently-abled people. There were many narrow steps that would have made it difficult for people with disabilities.
The museum is actually an old fortress. It consists of several rooms housing old photographs, official documents, weapons, musical instruments and also several tableaux representing scenes from everyday life of yore. One can learn a lot about the various traditions and trades of the Arabs through these lifelike scenes. Here are some pictures that I clicked in the museum.
|A tableau depicting a village scene|
|The evolution of weaponry: from bows & arrows to spears to daggers to guns|
|A domestic scene|
|An old-fashioned cafe replete with hookah et al!|
|A doctor of traditional medicine. Am I glad for advances in the medical field!|