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Sharjah ‎Heritage ‎‎Museum

About The Museum

Sharjah Heritage Museum first opened its doors in 2005. It has been renovated and re-opened in 2012 in Bait Saeed Al Taweel Al Shamsi, in the Heart of Sharjah.

Why visit the museum?

The museum offers a great chance to engage in the rich heritage of Sharjah and the Emirati culture, with a focus on Sharjah residents’ lifestyle over the past decades. Here, you can learn and get inspired by the deep-rooted Emirati customs and traditions. The museum provides a child-friendly atmosphere, with a series of folklore tales, old sayings and puzzles.

Explore a life full of ‎authenticity and ‎generosity

At Sharjah Heritage museum you can explore the diverse environments where Emirati people lived in the past, from the coastal areas to the mountains and agricultural environments. This diversity was naturally reflected in their lifestyle, habits and crafts.

At the museum you can experience the distinctive traits of the Emirati people, their warm hospitality and lifestyle events , such as celebrations and marriage ceremonies, in addition to their knowledge of science in past. 

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Location :
The museum is located opposite to Al-Arsah souq, next to Bait Al Naboodah and the Theatrical Association in the Heart of Sharjah.
Opening Hours :
Saturday to Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Opening Hours in Ramadan:
Saturday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday: Closed

Entry Fees to the museum
Children (under 2 years): Free
Children (2-12years): 5.00AED
Adults (13+ years): 10.00AED
Government school trips: Free
Private school trips: Free

Government University trip: Free 
Private University trip: Free

Senior (60+) + one companion: Free
People with Disabilities: Free

Heritage Ticket Fees: A “Joint Ticket” to Al Eslah School Museum, Sharjah Heritage Museum, Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, Sharjah Fort “ Al Hisn”, Bait Al Naboodah:

Children (under 2 years): Free
Children (2-12years): 10.00AED
Adults (13+ years): 20.00AED
The museum entry is free during the following days:
  • Sharjah Heritage Days.
  • International Museum Day on 18th of May.
  • Martyr's Day on 1st of December.
  • UAE National Day on 2nd of December. 

The museum is closed during the following days:
  • 29th & 30th of Ramadan (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al-Fitr (Islamic calendar).
  • 9th of Dhul Hijjah (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al Adha (Islamic calendar).
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