Renowned throughout the Arab world for its commitment to art, culture and preserving the local heritage, this emirate is the place to visit for exploring. Experience and discover the secrets of a unique Arabian lifestyle and islamic culture. sharjah offers an impressive array of over twenty museums, several art galleries and beautifully restored heritage areas.
In Sharjah, a museum is a reservoir of man’s past inherited experience to nurture the ambitions of the present and next generation. It is a place where the entire family can visit and enjoy together the pride
of the traditional past, to have fun and educate through interactive handson exhibits. To develop a future scientific profession and an analytical way of thinking, be sure not miss the sharjah Archaeology Museum, Sharjah Natural History Museum, Arabian Wildlife Centre, Sharjah Science Museum, Discovery Centre, Sharjah Islamic Museum and Heritage Area. The Sharjah Heritage Museum is a combination of several museums and includes souk Al Arsah, an old souk restored with great charm and traditional style. it is located just behind the waterfront in old sharjah.
Bait Al Naboodah - The Al naboodah family house has been converted into the heritage museum. Each room has a different theme and displays jewellery, costumes and artifacts of the period.
Al Midfaa House - The Al Midfaa family house is a charmingly restored building in a quiet area behind the souk.
Al Hisn Museum - The Al Hisn fort was the traditional residence of the ruling family of sharjah. sheikh sultan bin saqr Al Qassimi, “The First”, built the fort nearly 200 years ago and it was the centre of all developmental activities in the Emirates of sharjah. It displays contents that cover the history of Sharjah.
Sharjah Art Museum
The Sharjah Art Museum, established in 1995 under the Art Directorate of the Department of Culture & information, was housed in bait Al serkal, Al shuwaihiyeen area until 1997. The new building of the Sharjah Art Museum was constructed in the area to integrate with the heritage buildings. It was completed and inaugurated on April 9th, 1997. It is located in the heart of Sharjah city and fully designated to the fine arts and art-related activities, the museum displays a permanent collection of art on the ground floor. Since its opening, thirty-three solo and group exhibitions and other related activities have been held at the venue.
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