An ideal destination for classic cars lovers, Sharjah Classic Cars Museum is the place that draws tourists and visitors from all around the world. This is a unique and one of a kind museum in the region, as it displays more than 100 classic cars manufactured in the early 20th century.
Sharjah Classic Cars Museum first opened its doors in 2008. It had gone under renovations and was re-inaugurated in 2013. Visitors can learn about the automotive industry history through a wide range of classic cars collection showcased under one roof. People can admire the magnificence of the largest classic cars collection displayed under one roof.
Sharjah Classic Cars Museum displays vintage classic cars of various brands dating back to the 20th century, along with classic motorcycles and bicycles. The oldest car showcased in the museum dates back to 1915. The spacious museum is divided into five sections; each showcases a historical stage of development in the automotive industry. It also offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the different types of car engines and the way they function. Along with it, the museum organizes interactive activities and experiments suitable for all ages.
Here, visitors will be able to get an up close look at classic car models and their specifications including Rolls Royce, Ford, Mercedes, Chevrolet, Bentley and many others. They can also understand and read about the brilliant innovators who have worked hard and manufactured those glamorous cars. People come and visit to admire the great efforts they exerted to offer humanity the greatest innovations that have contributed to the evolution of human civilization, as it provided mankind with the best means of transportation and travel.
Highlights from the collection include 1915 Dodge model, the oldest car in Sharjah Classic Cars Museum. When the new Dodge was launched, there was no doubt that it’s going to be one of the best cars in the market; it’s certainly worth buying.
1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman, a total of 2,677 vehicles only were manufactured. This car belongs to His Highness Dr. Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah. The first car was launched in 1963. The “Mercedes 600 Pullman” features unique specifications, including hydraulic seats adjustment, as well as windows and doors control. It’s worth mentioning that the car displayed in the museum is bulletproof. 1957 Bedford Model, which was used in the UAE for military purposes. Bedford RL truck rolled off the production line in 1969. The British-made truck consists of 6-cylinders, and a maximum speed of 70 miles per hour. Bedford company was established in 1931, and it manufactured an assorted series of heavy vehicles including trucks, buses, fire trucks, military vehicles and light trucks. The last Bedford car was manufactured in 1985.
Sharjah Classic Cars Museum is located on Airport Road – between the 4th and 5th intersections, next to Sharjah International Airport and opposite Sharjah Discovery Centre.
Sat to Thurs: 08:00 – 21:00
Fri: 16:00 – 21:00
Entry Fees to the museum:
Children (under 2 years): Free
Government school trips: Free
Private school trips: Free
Sharjah Classic Cars Museum
Al Meena Street, Al Khan Area
Near Sharjah Maritime Museum
Sharjah – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 6 528 5288, +971 6 558 0222, +971 6 558 0223
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