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Welcome to the Raqqa Museum

Plan your visit and embark on a journey through time

Dedicated to the

preservation, education, and inspiration of generations

The Raqqa Museum stands as a beacon of cultural heritage, showcasing the timeless magnificence and sophistication of Raqqa's past civilizations.

Discover Our Collections

Uncover centuries of history through our curated exhibits.


Deities or Humans: Terracotta Figurines

Discover the mysterious world of terracotta figurines, revealing ancient religious practices, societal roles, and artistic expression through human and divine forms, each piece telling a story of devotion and daily life in ancient civilizations.


Better Homes and Gardens: Stucco

Discover how Raqqa flourished under the Abbasids with innovative stucco use in architecture and art. Between 796 and 809, this imperial capital saw the construction of palaces and prayer spaces adorned with stucco friezes, reflecting the era's aesthetic and spiritual refinement.

Another aspect of Lighting

Everyday life: Pins & Jewellery

MiÎrab from the Mausoleum of Uwais

Out of the Dark: Lighting

What will the Future bring: Liver models

Raqqa History


Museum Marks.

The museum's dates


/ Foundational Heritage

The house was originally built in 1861 as an Ottoman Serail, a governmental building, and is mentioned in historical sources, symbolizing its deep historical roots and architectural significance.


/ Transformation and Adaptation

In October 1981, the building was repurposed and inaugurated as the Museum of Raqqa, marking a significant transformation from a governmental seat to a cultural and historical beacon in the region.


/ Resilience Through Conflict

Despite the devastating effects of conflicts, the people of Raqqa have shown great resilience by undertaking major efforts to rebuild their city, including the museum, the rehabilitation of which began in 2019 with the support of international partners.


/ Commitment to Preservation

In 2022, a preventive conservation project was launched to inventory remaining artifacts, improve storage conditions, and reintroduce the community to its heritage, highlighting the museum's ongoing commitment to cultural preservation and education.


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