1. How many museums are 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, 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 Ramadan (please check the link for updates)

You can find a list of our museums and their contact numbers in the link below:

  • 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 on:

  • No, 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). You may 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 general tour.

  • Yes, free WiFi is available at all Sharjah museums except Sharjah Heritage Museum, Bait Sheikh Saeed Al Qasimi and Al Eslah School Museum.

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.

  • Yes
  • -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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