Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah

(4.6/5 based on 280+ 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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  • Beautiful building of the Museum on the waterfront of the Bay. The Museum is open from Friday 4:00 pm. Came before us graciously allowed. Free audioguide in Russian in Exchange for a passport or a copy of your Passport. But a small little thing, if the battery runs out, the Guide does not change. It was really a pity, because an hour passed only a quarter of the Museum. Very nice unit, dedicated to the ancient scholar and excellent starry sky in the dome of the building (do not forget to climb to the third floor!). All recommend.
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  • This museum presents the history of Islamic civilization in an orderly manner, all explained and illustrated in two main floors. The first floor is dedicated to two main galleries: one to science and ...  more »
  • This is another nice museum in Sharjah and it's very educational. There are many things you can learn from visiting and different from all the typical tall buildings you usually see. A must see for a ...  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.