The opening of Shaikh Salman House

Event :
The opening of Shaikh Salman House
Organizer :
BH Culture Authority
Date :
1st February 2012
Venue :
Muharraq- Shaikh Salman House
Description :

February will mark the re-opening of Shaikh Salman's historic home after extensive Conservation of the original home built by Shaikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, who ruled Bahrain from 1794-1825. Located in Muharraq, the grand home includes 27 rooms and four courtyards that provide a glimpse into the life of the ruling family during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Part of the Ministry of Culture's continued efforts to preserve Bahrain's architectural heritage, the meticulous restoration brought to light the house's original decorative and architectural features, once covered by layers of cement plaster.

In addition to showcasing the home's history, three rooms on its ground floor will house exhibitions on the life of Shaikh Salman and the ruling family.

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