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Sharjah Heritage Museum
About The Museum

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

Why you should visit Sharjah ‎Heritage ‎Museum

The museum is dedicated to highlighting Sharjah’s authentic heritage and the rich culture of Emirati people and Sharjah residents over the past decades. It, also, emphasizes the value of the deep rooted Arabic customs and traditions which are a legacy from our ancestors and a source of pride and joy to the coming generations.

Explore a life full of ‎authenticity and ‎generosity

This museum provides its visitors with a broad idea of the diverse environments, which our ancestors experienced and lived in, starting from the marine and coastal environments to the mountainous and agricultural ones. These environments reflect their lifestyle, habits and crafts. The Museum also highlights the authentic Arab traditions including the warm hospitality, celebrations, marriage ceremonies, sciences and livelihoods. In addition to this, it presents folk tales, proverbs and puzzles to entertain children and help them learn in an insightful and interesting atmosphere.

Highlights from the collection
  • Loom - "Sadu": A rectangular wooden tool that was used for knitting wool yarn, turning it into a piece of cloth used in making pillows, tents and rugs. These pieces are displayed in the Environments Hall (desert environment).
  • Aftakh:: A golden ring worn by women on the toe; it is displayed in the Celebrations Hall.
  • Soieih Abaya: It’s a mantle for the head, made of wool and golden yarns, displayed in the Celebrations Hall.
  • Baby bottle: A bottle made from glass and is characterized by a crescent shape, with two teats, one for daily use and the other for bedtime. This piece is displayed in the Livelihoods Hall.
Opening Hours

Saturday to Thursday:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Timings are subject to change during public holidays and Ramadan. For more information call the museum.

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