Opened in December 1993, the Police Museum is, as you would expect, full of pistols , hand rifles, automatic weapons, batons, handcuffs and various riot and combat gear.
The first 'police uniform' of 30 years ago is displayed at the main entrance - the kandora, bandolier and sandals; the evolution of which can be seen through to today's uniform, holster and boots.
A model of the old wall and forts around Sharjah shows how the town was guarded in the early 19th century. The forts provided a good lookout over the desert and sea. Other models show two earlier police stations. An original old police car, a 1960's Austin Minimoke is also exhibited.
Other exhibits relate to communications, counterfeit money, finger printing, crime hardware, the administrative side of police work and awards received.
School groups are welcome but remember to make an appointment first.
The Museum is closed on Thursdays & Fridays
Sharjah Police Museum
P.O. Box 29
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 (6) 5631111
Fax: +971 (6) 5633332
Times do alter according to the season, Ramadan and holidays,
so please call ahead of visiting