Ajman National Museum

Museum / Gallery

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Distance (From Ajman Bus Station): 0.5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: In Al Bustan Area

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 500 m from Ajman Bus Station, 22 km from Sharjah and 28 km from Dubai, Ajman National Museum is a museum located in Al Bustan area of Ajman, United Arab Emirates. It is one of the popular museums in UAE and among the prime places to visit in Ajman as part of Dubai - Sharjah Tour Packages.

Established in the year 1981, the Ajman National Museum is housed in the Ajman Fort, one of the oldest functioning buildings in the UAE. The fort was built during the late 18th century and was also the first line of defence of Ajman. The fort served as the residence of Ajman's then-ruler, the late Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi and his family until 1970. Later, it was used as the emirate's police headquarters until 1978 and converted into a museum in 1981. The fort is adorned with some unique features including its grand gateway protected by two cannons, two watchtowers, and two wind towers.

Located in the heart of the city, the Ajman Museum is the emirate's foremost museum illustrating life as it once was. The exhibits here focus on the traditional local lifestyle, with dioramas of typical day-to-day life, as well as an excellent gallery displaying archaeological finds from nearby sites that will be of major interest to history fans. There are also displays of documents, photos, and official manuscripts tracing Ajman's founding as an emirate. One of the most notable displays is an excavated cemetery discovered in the Al Muwaihat area, which features pottery and funeral jewellery dating back as far as 3000 BC. A section is devoted to the pearl trade that once dominated the region, while the fort itself is a perfect example of traditional Emirati architecture.

Timings: 8 AM - 8 PM from Saturday - Thursday & 2.30 PM - 8 PM on Friday

Entry: AED. 5 for Adults & AED. 1 for Children