Sharjah Tourism Travel Quiz

Encounter fascinating galleries of photographs, objects, stories that provide visitors with an opportunity to experience the history of Sharjah

Built in 1823 and fortified by three towers, Al Hisn fort has served as a seat of government, a royal residence, a prison and now a museum. A row of cannons welcomes visitors, with 12 galleries offering insight into the emirate and its ruling family.

Step inside a round prison cell, discover how to properly present a sword to a sheikh, and pour over historic photographs, old weaponry and exhibits about the naval strength of Sharjah’s Qawasim tribe.

Contact Details

Sharjah Al Hisn Museum
UAE

info@sma.gov.ae
+ 971 6 568 5500 ‎

How to get there

Sharjah Fort Museum is located on Al Hisn Avenue (also called Bank's Street) in the Heart of Sharjah district.
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