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Sharjah Museums

The historical and culturally rich city of Sharjah has kept its ancient culture and traditions alive by the means of establishing numerous museums around the city. These museums depict the history of the Emirates in the most effective way, which literally transforms you to the bygone era.

Places like the Sharjah Heritage Museum, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah Archaeology Museum, etc. are famous throughout the world. The museums in Sharjah are a family-friendly destination that can be enlightening for the adults and an educational experience for the kids also.

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
Sharjah Museums

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Following renovations, the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization was relocated to the historical hub of Sharjah on the Majarrah Waterfront. A wide range of important Islamic artefacts and manuscripts from all over the world are exhibited according to the themes over the seven galleries and display areas. The artefacts include clay, pottery and glass as well as metallic handicrafts inlaid with silver, gold and brass. There are also displays of silver and textile handicrafts, ornamentation tools, jewellery and various Islamic mints of Abba side and Omayyad eras.

Address: Al Majjarah area (Souq al-Majjarah), Heart of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.
Tel.: +971 6 565 5455

Sharjah Heritage Museum
Sharjah Museums

Sharjah Heritage Museum

The Sharjah Heritage Museum displays objects and articles that depict the culture and distinctive customs of Sharjah. This museum was originally established in 2003 and re-opened in 2012, as a part of Sharjah expansion plan. The museum is divided into six galleries that signify the various features like lifestyle, landscapes, festivals, marriages, births, burials, etc. of the people living in Sharjah over the years.

Tel.: +971 6 568 0006

Sharjah Art Museum
Sharjah Museums

Sharjah Art Museum

Inaugurated on 9th April 1997, the Sharjah Art Museum is a three storied building consisting of permanent and temporary exhibitions by distinguished artists. Explore works by Oriental painters of the 18th and 19th centuries, artworks by artists from the Arab world, paintings and sculptures. The Fine Art Library of the museum holds nearly 4000 books, manuscripts and other reading material written in Arabic, English and other languages plus audio materials, internet access, a reading room and children’s corner.

Address: Arts Area, Al Shuwaihiyeen, near Al-Corniche post office, the Heart of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.
Tel.: +971 6 568 8222

Sharjah Archaeology Museum
Sharjah Museums

Sharjah Archaeology Museum

To be found near the cultural square in Helwan District, the Sharjah Archaeological museum serves as a permanent location for archaeological excavations found in Sharjah. The purpose of the museum is to explain the concept of archaeology as a science with relevant displays and artefacts. The antiquities and artefacts displayed here include jewellery, coins, pottery, tools and ancient weapons used by people from the Stone Age to the present day, and they are displayed according to their chronological order in different exhibition halls.

Tel.: +971 6 566 5466

Sharjah Maritime Museum
Sharjah Museums

Sharjah Maritime Museum

The Sharjah Maritime Museum emphasises the maritime life of Sharjah. The museum was established in 2003 and later expanded and relocated to a place in Al Khan on June 7, 2009. Visitors can find several interesting and enlightening objects like the seafaring dhows, Arabian pearls and also figurines, tools and techniques used in fishing, pearling and trading at the sea.

Address: Opposite Sharjah Aquarium in Al Khan, Sharjah, UAE.
Tel.: +971 6 522 2002

Al Hisns
Sharjah Museums

Al Hisns

Al Hisn is a two-storey fort situated in the Al Shukh district of old Sharjah. Constructed in 1820, the fort has now been converted into a museum to showcase a world of local history and charm. Exhibits include old coins and weighing scales, jewellery, arms and ammunition, a window to the pearl trade and plenty of amazing photographs and maps.

Address: Heart of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.
Tel.: +971 6 568 5500

The Sharjah Calligraphy Museum
Sharjah Museums

The Sharjah Calligraphy Museum

The Calligraphy Museum was founded on June 12, 2002, in Sharjah, to facilitate the evolution of the creative art of Arabic calligraphy in the region. The museum is housed in the famous Sharjah Heritage Area, also called as the Heart of Sharjah, where you will discover the magic and brilliance of local as well as international calligraphers. Various items like wood, canvas, ceramic and paper were used to create this art.

Address: Calligraphy square, Heart of Sharjah, UAE.
Tel.: +971 6 569 4561

Sharjah Science Museum
Sharjah Museums

Sharjah Science Museum

Sharjah Science Museum is the only interactive hands-on museum in the United Arab Emirates. Opened in 1996, the museum is situated in the Helwan District adjacent to the Sharjah Archaeology Museum. It provides a great opportunity to learn about science and technology through hands-on experiments on aerodynamics, physiology, cryogenics and colour.

Address: Next to Sharjah Archaeology Museum and Sharjah Media Corporation, Al-Abar area, Sharjah, UAE
Tel.: +971 6 566 8777

Sharjah Classic Cars Museum
Sharjah Museums

Sharjah Classic Cars Museum

Being refurbished in 2013, the Sharjah Classic Cars Museum locared near Sharjah International Airport is a visual treat for all car lovers. The museum holds more than 100 classic as well as luxury cars all under one roof. The visitors can also learn about the evolution of cars, their brands and models by this spectacular car collection. This place can make up for an interesting and educational outing for kids also.

Address: Next to Sharjah International Airport and opposite Sharjah Discovery Centre, Sharjah, UAE.
Tel.: +971 6 558 0222

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