The Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) was established in 2006 by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, as an independent government department.Using our online itinerary creator, Sharjah attractions like Maritime Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Sharjah Museums includes 16 museums covering Islamic art and culture, archaeology, heritage, science, marine life and the history of Sharjah and the region.
The purpose of the Sharjah Museums Department is to be a cultural beacon that enhances Sharjah’ s identity locally and internationally and contribute in nurturing a community aware of museums’ importance as a cultural, educational and enjoyable destination.
Maritime Museum Reviews
A great little museum right opposite Sharjah aquarium and a fabulous “beat the heat” activity too. Gives you a fascinating insight into Sharjah’s Maritime history including fishing and pearl diving. P... more »
Tells the story of Sharjah through its maritime industries over the centuries: fascinating to read about it. We brought our grandson (2.5 years) and he loved the various boats on display. Unfortunatel... more »
Museum features traditional maritime history of Sharjah, with traditional vessel displayed. Traditional Tools for making the vessels are also on display. The museum also has a good collection on the traditional pearling and trading industry of Sharjah.
A nice place to visit with children if you are in Sharjah. Aquarium is not very big, but nice. You can visit Maritime museum next to it at the same price. There is a nice playground for children outside.
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