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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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Most informative, imaginatively displayed and presented

Fantastic place. I was fascinated with the personal way in which the maritime story was delivered. Fascinating, seeing videos of real people sharing their life histories was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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Kent
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Fantastic place. I was fascinated with the personal way in which the maritime story was delivered. Fascinating, seeing videos of real people sharing their life histories was very touching. Amazing museum. Personally this was a triple whammie for me because I love fish, pearls and sailing. I should also mention how polite and helpful the staff were. They looked after... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Maritime museum provides various information about the history of fishing, pearl, and various other products of sea. They have exhibited the models of boats, fishing gears etc used in olden times. It mainly covers the Middle East Region. Maritime museum is in same premises as that of Sharjah Aquarium, and I prefer Museum more than aquarium. Please do not... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

it's really nice place to visit with your family. i have visited it twice. many under water creatures there Kids can see shark swim in front of them, Walking through tunnel while many kids of fish around is awesome adventure. the way to it, little bit difficult, you need to focus more to signs.

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I learnt a lot from the Maritime Museum. Was totally unaware of the fishing and pearling history of the area.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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476 reviews 476 reviews
153 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The region has a rich ancient maritime history and I expected a little more than there was. They have a few Dhows, fishing boats etc in the museum but there is potential for much more. The museum is in a modern building just beside the Sharjah Aquarium (which by the way is closed on Sunday)

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kolkata
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

It is realy good place to visit. We have visited twice. every time some relative came to our place we have taken them to show. So may under water creture are there with shark in diffrent size. Don't expect like other big city but compare with the entry fee it is worth to visit.

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Southport
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We arrived on holiday to tour the cultural site of Sharjah and this place did not let us down. Just a great hall full of information and real exibits I enjoyed looking around and recognised the boats and craft. Did not light my wife fire but I thought it was great. Problem was just getting to this place taxi drivers... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Located bang opposite to the aquarium. The entry fee is combined for both aquarium and maritime museum i.e. 20 DHS for adult. Ample car parking and very neat garden for people and children to sit. The aquarium area also houses open air restaurants. The museum is very neatly displayed with a huge ship at centre of the museum.

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Cincinnati
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

A boat lover, or person who likes to build boats and make models, would love this museum. But even for land lovers it was very interesting and came alive with interactive displays and videos of people who actually experienced life at sea. Gives good insight into the economy and trade of days gone by.

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Doha, Qatar
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

As a museum buff I rate Maritime Museum up there with the good ones

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