It is located within the archaeological site in the Acropolis of the ancient Gadara city. It was built in 1860. This building belongs to Al Rosan Family. It was called the House of Rosan (Bayt Ar Rūsān) to commemorate them. The building of the museum is made of a wide courtyard surrounded from all sides by rooms used for different purposes. This building itself is a unique cultural and touristic experience that takes the visitor back to the period when the museum was built and used.
What distinguishes the museum is the famous quote of the poet Arabios that is carved on his tombstone, “You who pass by, I was the same as you are now, and as I am now, you will be. Enjoy life because you are mortal".
The idea of opening a museum of Jordanian stamps came during the reign of His Excellency the Minister of Communications, Mr. Saeed Al-Tal, in 1979.
The Ottoman Citadel of Ma’an, which became a museum, was built between 1559-1563 during the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, with the aim of providing safety for pilgrims’ convoys that were passing through Ma’an from the Levant to the Hijaz.
It was opened on 16th June 2019 and it aims to protect heritage such as architectural, cultural, artistic, and religious elements starting from the Nabataean Age until the Late Islamic Age.