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Maritime Museum

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Address: Hisn Avenue, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 (6) 5693999
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Fri 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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A walk down Sharjah's history

Beautiful place - it has some really interesting exhibits from Sharjah's history. The stories narrated by elders who lived through these days, add a personal touch to this place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Preethi-Rodrigues
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place - it has some really interesting exhibits from Sharjah's history. The stories narrated by elders who lived through these days, add a personal touch to this place. You will learn alot . I walked away with a new respect for this Emirate after seeing the photographs on display, that showed what this place was like a few years... More 

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Thank Preethi-Rodrigues
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Is a big museum with a big collection of boats, arti-crafts related to sea trade and fishing. Gives us a glimpse into the history of the land and people. Is suitable for those who love history. Might nor be very appealing otherwise. Children may enjoy.

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Thank Santosh K
Manama, Bahrain
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Good to know how fishing was done in olden days, hand made equipments, stories of fishermen, and lots of boats to see

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Thank wardhazm
Bhopal, India
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134 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The maritime has its own beauty which takes you to the Ancient Sharjah. By the museum you can experience the Sharjah's interesting marine world and explore the UAE marine heritage. The museum has the world oldest pearl, the last ship of the ancient gulf, and many more historical things. Also the museum is equipped with divig facilities and one can... More 

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Thank ashish_peter
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

I had been to the maritime museum along with students of my school. its a great experience since the museum curator actually explains all that u need to know about each and every boat , ropes, how they traded pearls etc etc. there many informative videos played out at the background. its a good ride into the past.

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Thank foodieuzz
Muscat, Oman
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80 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Very near to Sharjah Aquarium, hence plan your visit along with the Aquarium. Very informative and well maintained museum. Kids should definitely learn new things here.

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Thank Suraj P
India
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21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Very informative small museum, close to Sharjah aquarium. Better plan to visit with aquarium visit. We can see old fishing accessories used.

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Thank VnJosey
Chula Vista, California
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142 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The maritime museum is located in a fairly new building next the the waterfront in Sharjah. It's also next to the aquarium. There is plenty of free parking next to the museum/aquarium. The ticket is 10 AED for the museum, but you can buy a combination ticket including the aquarium. The museum is fairly small, but packed full of boats... More 

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Salem
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66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A well designed, sharply focused educational museum.The large model boats and the explanations were fascinating. Pearl trade exhibits well designed. The museum is of moderate size, but offers a solid intro to its subject. The ticket price is included n the ticket for the aquarium. The two make a convenient two hour pavkage visit.

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Thank OregonRazorback
San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Disclaimer: I geek out on both history and most things naval. That being said, I can't recommend this enough. It is small, true, but they cram a huge amount into the space they have and that's not counting what they've done with it. There's a few things going on, but I'll start with the exhibits. They have a series of... More 

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