The Sharjah Museums Authority - SMA (Sharjah Museums Department – SMD previously) was established in 2006 by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, as an independent government department. Sharjah Museums Authority includes 15 museums covering Islamic art and culture, archaeology, heritage, science, marine life, Sharjah history and the region.


Museums are made to educate our children and our future generations.


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.


Deliver the highest museum standards to preserve collections & enhance an appreciation of culture and learning through our exhibitions, educational and community programs.

Sharjah Museums Authority Policies

SMA policies aim to introduce our visitors to a series of terms and procedures that will allow the best use of our museums’ facilities and ensure the safety of the collections and visitors at all times.

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