1. How many museums are there under Sharjah Museums Authority?

  • 16 museums.

  • The16 museums across Sharjah cover a variety of fields, including Islamic civilisation, arts, culture, heritage, science, archeology, marine life, as well as the history of Sharjah and the region.

  •   Sharjah Archeology museum, Opened in May 10, 1997, is the first established museum.

  • No. Only VIP groups, school visits, tourist groups of (please specify the number from-- to??), and organization visits require advance booking.

(All museums, except Sharjah Aquarium and Sharjah Maritime Museum):

Saturday to Thursday 8 AM - 8 PM  
Friday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 Sharjah Aquarium:
  • Saturday to Thursday 8 AM - 8 PM
    Friday: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Sunday: Closed
Sharjah Maritime Museum:
  • Saturday to Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Friday: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Timings are subject to change during public holidays and RamadanRamadan (please check the link for updates)



Kindly click on the below museums page and choose the museum you would like to visit:

  • Sharjah Discovery Centre.
  • Sharjah Science Museum.
  • Sharjah Aquarium.

  • Yes, discounted rates are offered for tourist groups.
  • Tour guides enter Sharjah Museums for free. (with an ID proof)
 For more information about discounted rates for group visits, please contact us

  • You can buy them at the reception desk at all museums.

  • There are two joint tickets at the museums:
  • (Heart of Sharjah museums joint ticket):
Sharjah Heritage Museum, Sharjah Fort Museum, Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, Bait Al Naboodah Museum & Al Eslah School Museum.
  • (Sharjah Aquarium & Sharjah Maritime Museum joint ticket).

  • Arabic & English only.
  • Other languages may be available on audio guides in some museums (upon availability). Youmay enquire about the audio guide at the museum reception desk.

  • Yes. Wheelchairs are available in all of our museums.

  • Yes, for personal use only. Entities and individuals using photographs for projects, filming, research, publishing, etc. must refer to the following SMA’s Photography and Filming Form for more details:

Yes, free parking is available for all museums’ visitors.

  • Depending on the museum, the tour takes approximately 30-45 minutes for a generaltour.

  • Yes, free WiFi is available at allSharjahmuseums except Sharjah Heritage Museum, Bait Sheikh Saeed Al Qasimiand Al Eslah SchoolMuseum.

Mother rooms are available in the following museums:
  • Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation,
  • Sharjah Art Museum
  • Sharjah Classic Cars Museum
  • Sharjah Maritime Museum
  • Sharjah Aquarium
  • Sharjah Fort (Al Hisn)
  • Sharjah Science Museum
  • Bait Al Naboodah
  • Sharjah Discovery Centre
  • Al Mahatta Museum

  • Yes, these items are allowed in most areas of the museum, except in museum galleries.

  • Yes, there are spaces available for renting at the museums. Kindly check the link below under “MUSEUM VENUE RENTING”:

  • Sharjah Art Museum and Al Eslah School museum.

  • -Museums International Day (18 May) – All Museums.
  • -Ramadan Month – Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation.
  • -Martyr’s Day (30 Dec) – All Museums.
  • -UAE National Day (2 Dec) – All Museums.
  • -Traffic Week – Sharjah Discovery Centre& Sharjah Classic Cars Museum.
  • -First Airplane Landing in Sharjah (5 Oct) – Al Mahatta Museum

  • All museums have gift shops except for the following:
Sharjah Maritime Museum, Al Mahatta Museum, Al Eslah SchoolMuseum, Bait Sheikh Saeed Al Qasimi and HisnKhorfakkan.

  • Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation.
  • Sharjah Aquarium.
  • Sharjah Science Museum.
  • Sharjah Discovery Centre.
  • Sharjah Art Museum.
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