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Maritime Museum

Hisn Avenue, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
+971 (6) 5693999
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Ranked #7 of 54 attractions in Sharjah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

This museum gives a lot of information about what life used to be like on the coast. The pearling exhibits are fascinating. It's a lively presentation that holds one's interest.

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