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Maritime Museum

Address: Hisn Avenue, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 (6) 5693999
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Ranked #9 of 61 things to do in Sharjah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Fri 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Small but full of a wide variety of boats -- the heart of the origins of Sharjah and Dubai. Pearling description, boat-building techniques, and lots of historical examples. Focused and well-done.

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47 helpful votes 47 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 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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517 reviews 517 reviews
170 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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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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