Exterior of Qal'at al-Bahrain Site Museum.

Qal'at al-Bahrain Site Museum

Manama | Bahrain

About the Museum

Opened in February 2008, the Qal’at Al-Bahrain (Bahrain Fort) Site Museum seeks to maintain the ancient historic features of the site, as well as document the archaeological periods by preserving the artifacts discovered at the site. The museum is located on the northern coast of Bahrain, and is surrounded by a picturesque seascape and lush greenery. The museum’s collection showcases five different historical periods arranged chronologically, each within its own separate gallery.

The three-dimensional design concept of Qal’at Al-Bahrain Site Museum covers two floors and reflects a strong continuation between its interior and exterior spaces. The museum also contains a main courtyard leading to a café which overlooks the coastline opposite the fort, as well as a lecture hall and gift shop. Qal’at Al-Bahrain Site Museum is situated across from the historic Qal’at Al-Bahrain, one of the most important historic political and military forts in the GCC region. The fort was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

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