The main purpose of establishing this museum is the preservation of
Jordan's traditional heritage.
The collection represents the life style of Jordanians in villages
and badiyah throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Artifacts on display deal with daily life, agriculture, clothing, textiles,
jewelry, cosmetic items, crafts, hunting, and traditional
The museum's collection has been on display in its present
location since 1986. Part of the collection was originally gathered by the
students of the Sociology Department, later on the collection was expanded
through purchases and gifts.