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Sharjah Archaeology Museum

About The Museum

Sharjah Archaeology Museum first opened its doors in 1993. It moved to its current location on May 10, 1997.

Why visit the Museum?

This museum offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich and deep-rooted history of Sharjah. Reports of many excavations and expeditions have shown that humans have been settled in Sharjah for more than 125.000 years. The museum sheds light on the lifestyle of the region’s inhabitants from the Stone age up to the rise of Islam.

Admire an authentic history

The museum contains all the archaeological artifacts that were discovered in Sharjah. The mission of the museum is to preserve, interpret, and exhibit all the artifacts that have been found in Sharjah since the beginning of the excavations in 1973 up until now. All excavations assert that Sharjah boasts a proud rich deep-rooted history; it hosted settlements and villages thousands of years ago. Visitors get the chance to learn about the civilizations that developed in the region from the Stone Age up until today, through the artifacts, coins, jewellry, pottery and ancient weapons showcased in the museum. The archaeological findings reveal the connections and relations between Sharjah inhabitants and their neighbours in the Arabian Peninsula, as well as with other civilizations. They also show the expansion of commercial relationships from the Indus Valley in the East to the Mediterranean islands in the West. Explore the tombs, cemeteries and houses through the models displayed in the museum and learn about the first forms of writing which appeared in this area more than 2500 years ago.

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Location :
The museum is located in the Al Abar area between the Halwan Children Center and the Sharjah Archeology Authority on Sheikh Rashid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Road leading to the Sharjah Science Museum and Sharjah Broadcasting Authority.
Opening Hours :
Saturday to Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM


The Museum from 16 until further notice: 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
Senior (60+): Free
People with Disabilities: Free

The museum entry is free during the following:
  • Martyr's Day
  • UAE National Day on 2nd December
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