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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  • Located right opposite to Sharjah Corniche, this Museaum is a place to visit to learn & understand the Islamic civilization of GCC culture. Its a very good property maintained nicely and give an ample...  more »
  • A must visit Museum with plenty to see and learn and a great education for the whole family. Allow yourself an hour or even more to visit the 4 wings and go back in history  more »
  • I spent most of a day exploring the exhibits and immersing myself into the scientific, cultural, and architectural aspects of the displays. The range of subjects covered is impressive and worth a visi...  more »
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  • We enjoyed the exhibitions. It is nice to know more about Islam and Arabic culture. Second floor galleries are very cold because of AC. Check it out. And it is free.
  • I don't know why Sharjah museums are not popular among the tourists. They are all good, but this one is the pearl of them all. Huge museum, it takes at least 2 hours to visit it and there are some amazing stuff to seen.
  • Alhamdulillah! One of the best museum ever visited there is lot of things to explore in it.
  • Great Place to visit, great depiction of the Innovation and contribution of Muslims to the Modern World.
  • A very well preserved and excellent museum.