Sharjah Archeology Museum is a significant tourist attraction, where visitors can gather information on the rich past of the city and UAE. The location of Sharjah Archaeology Museum in the central part of the city, close to the Cultural Square, makes it very convenient for tourists. The new and improved building of the Museum is situated close to the Sharjah TV station in Helwan district, adjacent to the Science Museum.
The regular timings of Sharjah Archeology Museum are from 9 AM to 1 PM and again from 5 PM to 8 PM. On Wednesday only ladies are allowed to visit the museum from 4 PM to 8 PM. The museum is open on Fridays from 4 PM to 8 PM, while on Sundays it is closed. The museum does not charge any entrance fee.
The exhibits of Sharjah Archeology Museum are displayed in a series of 5 halls. In each hall there are archaeological items belonging to different historical ages. In the first hall named 'The Live Past', visitors can lay their eyes on the most ancient antique items. An introductory film reveals the manner in which civilization emerged in the area of Arabian Gulf.
In the second hall of the museum, articles belonging to the Stone Age are showcased. The items such as flint pieces, old sea shells, pottery, gems, jewellery and pre-historic human skeletons that were excavated from the coastal areas of UAE are displayed.
Visitors can see various types of stone items such as arrow heads and spears. As the hall has excellent computer systems, visitors can easily access information.
Archaeological findings from the Bronze Age such as metals,pottery, soft stones and jewellery are displayed in the third hall. Visitors can also see a film on this age. In the hall there is a miniature model on the method of burial, that was noticed in the Al Buhais area. The most notable excavations are those attained in the Al Buhais mountain by the Local Archaeological Excavation Expedition. These showcase several copper and bronze arrow-heads and spear-heads, pottery, stone pots and more, that belonged to the Wadi Souk period, dating back to the 2nd millennium BC.
The fourth hall of Sharjah Archeology Museum displays interesting artifacts from the Iron Age. In it models of housing units as seen in the Al Thuqaibah area, various metallic equipments, clay dolls, ornaments and much more are exhibited.
The last hall stages the historical age known as the advent of Islam. Most of the antique items are housed in it. Visitors can see the weapons, ornaments, household items and calligraphic writings dating back to the period.
Sharjah Archeology Museum is one of the popular tourist attractions of the city.