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Discovering Sharjah’s Legacy

Sharjah's Legacy

Serving as guardians of history, art and traditions, the museums of Sharjah offer valuable insights into its past, present, and future. Through their exhibits and collections, these museums provide a platform for preserving, studying, and celebrating the unique cultural identity of the emirate. From archaeological treasures to contemporary artworks, museums in Sharjah offer a journey through time.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of essential museums that offer a glimpse into the rich culture, history, and heritage of the emirate.

Sharjah Archaeology Museum

With over 50 interactive exhibits, the museum offers a plethora of engaging programs and exciting events tailored for children. It invites them to marvel at the remarkable accomplishments of humanity in the realms of science and technology.

Sharjah Fort (Al Hisn)

Nestled in the heart of Sharjah and boasting a rich history spanning over 190 years, this magnificent structure, erected in 1823, served as the governmental headquarters of Sharjah and the residence of the ruling Al Qawasim family. It was regarded as the largest and most significant edifice in Sharjah upon its completion in 1823.

Bait Al Naboodah

Originally owned by the esteemed Obaid bin Eissa Bin Ali Al Shamsi, affectionately known as Al Naboodah, this residence holds historical significance as a renowned pearl merchant’s abode. Constructed circa 1845, the house underwent multiple phases of expansion to accommodate the growing size of his family.

Bait Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamad Al Qasimi

When exploring the East Coast, be sure to include a visit to the recently re-opened Bait Sheikh Saeed Museum on your itinerary. The historic landmark opposite Kalba Fort provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience and learn about the way of life in pre-oil times and the region’s history through a collection of preserved relics.

Sharjah Classic Cars Museum

Undoubtedly a gem in the region, it boasts an unparalleled collection of over 100 classic cars, spanning from the early 20th century onwards.

Holy Quran Academy

With a collection of 60 Quranic manuscripts, the Holy Quran Academy organizes numerous activities and initiatives dedicated to serving the Holy Quran and engaging individuals interested in Quranic studies. It serves as a significant repository for Quranic artefacts, showcased within a series of museums.

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