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Sharjah Islamic Museum
Information Islamic heritage exhibits; pottery, glass and metallic items; a valuable collection covering most Islamic eras and magnificent Islamic Antiques which are said to be unique and rare.
City Bahrain
Web Site http://www.shj.gov.ae/museums/islamic/Default.htm
Mailing Address P.O. Box 5119
Sharjah
United Arab Emirates
Phone (971-6) 353334
Working Hours Saturday - Thursday 09:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.
Friday 04:30 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.
Closes on Monday
Admission is FREE of charge
Collections

The Museum exhibits a range of important Islamic artifacts and manuscripts expressing the supremacy of the distinct Islamic heritage. This range contains a number of scientific and literary religious manuscripts and several various collections of the Islamic civilization arts and crafts and clay, pottery and glass manufacturies as well as metallic handicrafts inlayed with silver, gold and brass. The museum also exhibits silver and textile handicrafts as well as ornamentation tools, jewelry and various Islamic mints, dating to both Abbaside and Omayyad eras. These mints include collections of silver dinars and dirhams. Moreover, there are a number of scientific systems, especially astronomical ones. Other exhibits include archaeological findings dating the Islamic era, found in varied excavation sites in the Emirate of Sharjah. They include as well arms and varied samples representing styles of the Moslem civilized life for more than 1400 years.

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