Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah

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Explore the history and traditions of the country's main religion at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, a modern cultural institution. Opened in 2008 in a grand, gold-domed building, the museum houses over 5,000 artifacts across seven galleries, including ones dedicated to faith, art, science and technology, and temporary exhibits. Highlights include ancient astrolabes (astronomical instruments perfected by Islamic scientists), as well as Islamic coins from across the world, each a testament to its own regional history and the spread of Islam across the continents. Thoughtfully arranged and full of information, the museum offers a fine introduction to the spiritual and intellectual heritage of this major world religion. To visit Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization on your trip to Sharjah, use our Sharjah tourist route planner.
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  • We were pleasantly surprised when we are accidentally went in from medicine to astrology and astronomy was all very informative and super location a must when you are in Sharjah.
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  • Great place to spend time! You need good 2 hours to spend.you come to know about Muslims contribution in the history.  more »
  • This is definitely a must place visit in Sharjah to get a better understanding of Islam. We had gone with a family and without a guide and everything is well translated into English alongside Arabic. ...  more »
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  • Lovely museum and reasonably priced entrance fee of 10AED per person. The building itself is quite a sight to see and I loved the exhibits. Nice to find a museum dedicated to Islamic Civilisation.
  • An Excellent place to know about Islamic History. What is more interesting is portion of KAABA GHILAF (black cover cloth used to cover holy kaaba in Mecca. Tools and display of historical facts about islams and revolution of Scientific Era like health, education, construction. social etc.
  • Wonderful place to visit rich in history. A must see. Will definitely visit this place again.
  • One of many other museums in Sharjah, very unique and we'll designed, must see place, all family will enjoy the journey through the history of Islamic civilization.
  • Very enlightening! Beautiful museum, well laid out and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.