The Red Castle Museum, also known as Assaraya Alhamra Museum or the Archaeological Museum of Tripoli, is an important museum that is located in a historic building in the city of Tripoli, within the sovereign country in North Africa, Libya. The castle is an old building since ancient times, and you will fall in love with it, provided that you know its time-line historical background. It is a beautiful place full of history, there's no such a words that can describe this castle, it's old but in the middle of the heart of city's front of sea and it tells the history of Tripoli.
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1. Prehistory of the Libyan region
The ground floor houses artifacts from prehistoric and ancient Libyan times. These artifacts range from marble and stone busts to pottery cave,drawings and rock art as well as ancient Berber potteryand mosaics as well as dinosaur bones. Many archeologists believe the country of Libya to be a goldmine of historic artifacts and that only a fraction of these pieces of human history have been discovered.
2. Ancient Libyan tribes and traditions,
The first floor contains artifacts from Libya’s roman period. It contains artifacts from the historical site of Leptus Magnis including glass and pottery from the roman era. You will have an idea of all the civilizations that passed by Libya.
3. Libyan Independence, heritage and Islamic Architecture
The second floor contains Traditional and Islamic exhibits including artifacts from Libyan folklore to traditional costumes and jewelry, Libya during Italian occupation, World War II, Libyan independence and 20th-century Libyan heritage.
4. Natural history of the Libyan region
The most important one is on the third floor of recent history which is dedicated to Libya’s struggle for colonial independence and houses belongings from important political figures as well as a section for Libya’s natural history
How to Get Tickets?
The Red Castle Museum ticket for general admission is about USD 10 us dollars per person and is sold at the Main Entrance ticket sale.
How To Get Around?
It is best to go around and do all the tings to do at Red Castle Museum tour on foot, strolling around between the rooms and floors.
What Should I Wear?
Comfortable clothes and shoes are the best for walking around and do all the things to do at Red Castle Museum tour, the more comfortable is the better. Just take notes on the season of when you will make the visit.
Best Time to Visit
You can have your Red Castle Museum tour at all time of the year. The opening hour is: Saturday to Thursday from 08:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 18:00.
Libyan Dinars (LYD)
Will I Need a Guide?
Having a guide who understands the background history of the place will be an advantage.
How To Get There?
The Red Castle Museum is located at the center of Tripoli, so you can walk to reach it and doesn't really need any transportation, getting a taxi is also preferable. Ask the driver for Assaraya Alhamra Museum as the local taxi drivers know it, because the place is well known, almost all the taxi drivers are aware of its location.
Tripoli has a hot semi-arid climate with hot dry summers and relatively wet mild winters. In the cities, there is a mixture of Western and traditional clothes. Girls commonly wear brightly colored dresses, and boys wear jeans and shirts. Young men and women wear predominantly modern clothing, but most women continue to cover their hair in keeping with Islamic tradition. The official language of Libya is Modern Standard Arabic. Most residents speak one of the varieties of Arabic as a first language, most prominently Libyan Arabic, but also Egyptian Arabic and Tunisian Arabic. *Taking photos at the zoo is allowed, if publiciesed, please mention the zoo on your homepage.