The museum, founded in April 1994, contains more than 600 artifacts displayed in three permanent exhibition halls.
The First Hall displays an introduction to Nabataean history and geological artifacts from the Neolithic period.
The Second Hall is dedicated to archaeological discoveries according to their respective timeframe, starting from the beida” excavations which have uncovered remains that date back to the Stone Age. The “Tawilan” excavations remains are from the Iron Age and the “Alzentor” excavations revealed a number of Nabataean houses. The “Alzerabh” excavations unearthed Nabataean pottery ovens from the end of the first century BC until the sixth century AD. Other important excavations were at the Temple of the Winged Lion and Qasr Al Bint.
Finally, the Third Hall contains bronze statues, pottery, coins, ornaments, jewelry, and a collection of pottery lamps from various eras.