Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah

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4.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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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  • The place is quite interesting. By 7 plan galleries, but one "floating" for external exposures. Thought view all fast, but actually tightened hours at 1.5 and that's without sound. Gift shop at the Museum weak frankly. But this is still a common trouble of all museums in the Emirate. Many interesting exhibits on the construction and decoration, medicine, technology. After this museum most likely will not make sense to visit the archaeological museum in the nearby quarter))))
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  • the way local people lives in sharjah was fascinating. the cultural the golds.. historical the way of living.. the islamic civilization was really remarkable 
  • Very interesting, in an interesting way shown centuries of history. Some exhibitions are also interactive.
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  • 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.
  • Very enlightening! Beautiful museum, well laid out and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.
  • If you want to look history, heritage of UAE or Sharjah. Dont waste your time. there is only early Islamic world's coins, Dresses and small weapons as model. there is nothing special
  • excellent place, must be visit there, nice place for history lovers
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