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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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its a good ride into the past

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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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India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

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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Chula Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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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Kent
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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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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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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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