Location: Tell Irbid
Opening Hours: 8:00 - 17:00 in Winter, 8:00 - 19:00 in Summer, Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Opening Days: Daily except Tuesdays
The building of the museum, Dar As-Saraya, was originally a castle built by the Ottomans on the southern side of the hill in the middle of the 19th century. Its plan resembles castles and caravansaries founded by the Ottomans.
An inscription above the southern gateway is dated with the year 1304 H. (1886 AD) implying that the castle became the new Governor's House (Dar As-Saraya) after that date. With time the structure experienced many changes, prior to restoration works initiated by the Department of Antiquities in 1994.