Sharjah Archaeology Museum

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Sharjah Archaeology Museum
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This intriguing archaeological museum takes visitors through the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages and provides educational games for children, videos in Arabic and English and other creative touches designed to make learning fun.
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The Pilot Wife
Dubai, United Arab Emirates327 contributions
Probably one of the best Sharjah museums
Aug. 2020 • Family
Absolutely loved this museum. Great and interesting displays and suitable for all ages from small children to teenagers. Very affordable also, like all the Sharjah museums. 2a 2c is only 30aed.
Lovely displays of all kinds of artefacts from pottery, jewellery and fossils.

Highly recommended 👍🏼
Written 18 October 2020
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Manish K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3,968 contributions
Nice place to see the prehistoric and early era of UAE
Jul. 2019 • Solo
Unlike what is commonly assumed, the Arab civilization predates the advent of Islam and the many excavations in Sharjah and other parts of UAE bring this out. The Sharjah Archaeological Museum is an eye-opener, showing a number of unearthed treasures from the past, all well laid-out, explained and organized.

What I like about this museum was the focus on how people lived during those times, instead of just a random collection of pots, arms and implements, which one sees elsewhere. Another nice thing was the complementary audio guide provided to me at the reception, which helped shed new light on the excavations. The museum was slightly on the darker side, but this seemed to be on purpose to give people a feel of the olden times.

Of particular note is the section on Al-Buhais graveyard with an explanation of how the remains found told so much about how he people lived and dressed. A good place to visit for any one interested in archaeology and it costs only AED 10. I preferred it to the Science Museum next door. One can spend 1 hour or so here.
Written 4 August 2019
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Sumitkumar_13
Mumbai872 contributions
Interesting place
Nov. 2018 • Family
Sharjah Archaeology Museum is an interesting place where you get an opportunity to learn lot of new things
Written 28 February 2019
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roaminjuliet
Dubai, United Arab Emirates447 contributions
Best AED10 Spending in the UAE
Dec. 2018 • Solo
I decided to go to Museum of Archeology in Sharjah for their temporary exhibition of “The Echo of Caravans: Pre-Islamic Civilization Sites in Saudi Arabia” (until Jan 31, 2019). I enjoyed this exhibition a lot and since getting a tourist visa to KSA is very difficult, I did not want to miss it. Plus KSA is a big country, it requires commitment to visit these major sites on one trip. The museum also houses many precious and significant artifacts from the archeological sites in UAE. There are many things that I love, but specifically, the gold horse bridles. The reconstruction of the tomb of Al Buhais 18 is another favorite - especially how the jewelry of one of the women buried there was excavated as it was found settling on her crushed skull. Very interesting. For archeology enthusiasts, this museum is a must-see.
Written 15 December 2018
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Jvalant
Bombay934 contributions
Good
Oct. 2018 • Solo
Excellent without being ostentatious. Has plenty of parking and a must for history buffs wanting to know more about the region. Good staff.
Written 15 November 2018
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gbegum
61 contributions
Visit the science museum and this one together...
Jan. 2018 • Family
Next door to each other so went to both on the same morning. The archaeology museum was huge, surprising how old some of the artefacts were. Very well presented.
Written 3 February 2018
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KVKulkarni
Mumbai, India242 contributions
Only if you are interested in History
Aug. 2017 • Family
Our tour guide told us there are more than 22 museums in Sharjah. One can't visit all. But the one with Islamic Culture and this one are good. Good display! Thorough information!! But visit only if you are genuinely interested in History and Archaeology because it's too much in detail.
Archaeologists will really love this.
Written 11 August 2017
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Sunsetandunes
London, UK3 contributions
Great collection and presentation. Great discovery ! - But vistit the Mleiha Archeological Center as well
Apr. 2016 • Solo
I loved the Museum. Especially the grave finds with groups of scelettons in perfect shape, with their jewellery still in place. But also the rich collection of objects starting from the stone age up to late pre-islamic times. I had been out to the Mleiha Archeological Center before, which made the visit of the museum even more meaningful, having seen some of the excavation sites where the objects were found.
I recommend visiting also the Mleiha Archelogical Center, which offer different activities to discover not only the archeological sites, but also experience the desert and outdoors activities of various types.
Written 30 April 2016
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brioneilleone
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
another world class museum experience
Jan. 2016 • Business
There are beautifully arranged exhibits in a very pleasant setting. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The permanent exhibits are very thorough and there is always a mouth watering temporary exhibition.
Written 5 January 2016
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Reem A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates249 contributions
Nice
Jun. 2015 • Family
I volunteered in the summer camp at the museum and it was my first visit to it as well.
The museum is divided according to the historical periods that the city went throw and some halls have similar displays of the actual archeological location.
The museum also offered free parking and very simple entrance fee.
Written 11 August 2015
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