It is notable from chronicled sources an ‘Early Fort’ existed inside Ras Al Khaimah Old Town in closeness to the Mohammed canister Salim Mosque. The old records and letters advise us that it eradicated twice, in 1621 by the Portuguese and in 1820 by the British. Filling in as a home for the decision family, it ultimately surrendered around 1920 for a greater one, only 700m toward the south. This ‘Later Fort’ had initially worked between the British assaults of 1809 and 1819 external the town-divider and Ras Al Khaimah Old Town. Drawn on the old British guides as a squarish guard structure reinforced with three round towers and a substantial solitary pinnacle, it was ultimately formed into a more extensive, invigorated complex.
It filled in as the residence of the decision Quwasim family until 1964, when the late Ruler, H.H. Sheik Saqr Bin Mohammed al-Qasimi, moved to a cutting edge working in Mamoura. Later it turned into police headquarters and jail before it last changed over into the National Museum in 1987. Mirroring an exciting history, it has been persistently developed over the long haul, showing a wide variety of customary engineering. Today the ‘Late Fort ‘ displays verifiable, ethnographical and archeological material identifying with the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah and gives an intriguing knowledge into the set of experiences and customs of this space.
Found near the Mohammed canister Salim Mosque at the western edge of the emirate, the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah is a crucial stronghold in the northern emirate. Archeological unearthings and exploration have uncovered that this structure was at one time the decision family’s home and was subsequently obliterated twice in wars, utilized as the central police command for quite a while, lastly transformed into a gallery in 1987.
Today, the exhibition hall has an assortment of authentic, archeological, ethnographical and conventional material in plain view. With its recorded antiques and all its celebrated past, the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah is an absolute necessity visit for all set of experiences and culture buffs.
The Ras Al Khaimah National Museum building, which filled in like a fortress, was assaulted throughout two conflicts over history. The main assault was by the Portuguese in 1621. It was then revamped eventually between 1809 to 1819. However, it was assaulted and obliterated again in 1820 by the British. From that point forward, the post was utilized as a home for the decision group of Quwasim until the last part of the 1960s.
After the family moved to a more current home, the stronghold transformed into a police base camp and a jail. In 1987, it was, at last, converted into the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah. After the obliteration of the ‘Early Fort’, it was reproduced as a protection building frequently alluded to as ‘Later Fort’. Similarly, as with other customary structures in the UAE, the post was assembled utilizing coral stones sourced from the ocean. These fossils make lightweight building material that keeps the fortress cool during summers and warm in winters.
During the 1820s, the structure comprised three round towers and a significant pinnacle encompassing a square design. This construction was overhauled commonly, transforming it into a more meaningful and more strengthened complex. In its present structure, the vast rectangular building is the most seasoned piece of the system filled in as the single enormous protection tower, encircled by three more modest pinnacles. This current pinnacle’s establishments were developed in 1809-1819, while different increments were incorporated into the design in later years.
The breeze tower is another intriguing component of the fortification. A long time before cooling existed, it intended to divert the breeze from all bearings into the house through its open sides.
Like any remaining customary houses in Ras Al Khaimah Old Town, the ‘Late Fort’ initially developed from coral stone, a fossil structure material starting from the ocean. Although being genuinely lightweight, it has excellent protection characteristics, keeping structures cool in summer and warm in winter. Today the enormous rectangular pinnacle addresses the most seasoned piece of the ‘Late Fort’. It was initially filled in as a solitary guard tower and remained outside the edge mass of Old Town Ras Al Khaimah in contrast to the present time. While its establishments and lower parts begin from 1809-1819, all further augmentations occurred after the ceasefire was endorsed with the British in 1820. The image we get today of the ‘Late Fort’ is that of an intriguing aggregate of two-story structures encompassing a focal yard. The large rectangular pinnacle is the most critical component, and a more modest height possesses the contrary corner. Another conspicuous structure is the breeze tower, addressing the conventional ‘cooling of the past. Its open sides intended to get the breeze from any direction and channel it down into the room beneath, keeping it cool and ventilated, particularly during blistering mid-year months. Whenever wanted, the breeze pinnacle could hinder with tangling or extraordinarily cut bits of wood during winter, when the climate was a lot cooler with incidental precipitation. During ongoing rebuilding works, diverse customary mortars and application strategies were utilized to coordinate with the actual structure techniques for the past while at the same time demonstrating the design history of the ‘Late Fort’to the guests.
Numerous rooms inside the Late Fort are available to people in general and display archeological, chronicled and ethnographical items. The trinkets and assortments mainly were given by individuals from the decision Quwasim family and occupants of Ras Al Khaimah. Archeological unearthings, reviews and different logical exploration projects embraced by the Department of Antiquities and Museums have given other material and massive data about the way of life and the customs of the space. All presentation rooms are arranged around the inward patio plant and entered through antique wooden entryways with conventional cut plans. The different exhibitions contain a rich assortment of archeological discoveries, factual data and parts of the social legacy of this emirate. Further displays are arranged sooner rather than later to enhance the present exhibitions.