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    Ajman Museum

    Ajman Museum is housed in an 18th century fortress that was used as a stronghold for the Emirates leadership and as a first line of defense. The fort was the ruler’s palace and then the Ajman police station. Two wind towers and two watch towers were maintained when the fort was renovated. A large gate and two cannons are located on the front of the fort. Local history and heritage are the highlights of the Ajman Museum with displays of lifestyle and traditional professions of the past. A collection of archeological artifacts, manuscripts and old weapons as well as displays of medical and religious practices are on display.

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    Al Hashemi Marine Museum

    This museum has an impressive collection of large, scale-model dhows. A novel shop sells 21-piece knot boards, Gipsy Moth lanterns, barometers and sextants. You can even buy your own one-armed Nelson figurine. Al Hashemi II, the huge and unmissable wooden dhow adjacent to the museum, is the largest wooden boat on earth, measuring a world-record-breaking 80.4m long and 18.7m wide and weighing an estimated 2500 tons. The museum even has a 2002 Guinness Book of Records certificate to prove it. The vision of Husain Marafie, owner of the Radisson Blu hotel, Al Hashemi II was completed in 1998 from mahogany and ekki logs from Cameroon, planks from Ivory Coast and pine logs from Oregon. It’s worth taking a five-minute walk inside the lavish, parquet-floored interior, used for conferences and banqueting.

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    Amricani Cultural Centre - Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah

    Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah (DAI) is a cultural organisation based around the private art collection owned by Sheikh Nasser Sabah al Ahmed al Sabah, founder of The al Sabah Collection and his wife, DAI director general and co-founder Sheikha Hussa Sabah al Salem al Sabah. Since its inception in 1983, DAI has grown from a single focus organisation created to manage the loan of the prestigious al Sabah Collection of art from the Islamic world to the State of Kuwait to become an internationally recognised cultural organisation. Growth hasn’t been limited to the role of the organisation, as the owners continue to foster the development of the collection, ensuring that all media and techniques are included.  As such, the collection preserves and presents all aspects of art, including extraordinary manuscripts, scientific instruments, carpets, jewellery, ceramic, metalwork, wood and glass. It now includes more than 30,000 pieces from the full geographic and chronological range of the Islamic world, from Spain to China, from the 1st – 13th centuries AH/7th – 19th centuries AD.

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    Army Museum

    PAK ARMY MUSEUM was established in 1961 located near Pearl Continental Hotel Rawalpindi, to preserve Pakistan Armed History through relic and portrays, it is one of the largest museums of Pakistan.There is a time when the need arises to build a museum near IFTIKHAR JANJUA ROAD, Rawalpindi, and time to time it got renovated and refurbished to depict our martial heritage in the yet more systemic way that speaks loudly by itself to the visitor. Pakistan Army Museum houses Photographs, sculpture, dioramas, artifacts in his lobby, these museum consist of fourteen galleries enlighten Pakistan army richest history with reference to historical background, at the time of war, peace, alarms, an excursion to the nation.The museum ground floor invites visitor attention as it houses important events and happenings of the past, significant personalities and the emergence of Pakistan on the globe on 14th August 1947, It also contains newspaper wall and COAS wall, while the first floor exhibit and dedicated to Regiment and Corps displays, including military bands and dress items.The lobby of the first floor displays the history of Pakistan premier institution like Kakul, Command, and staff college Quetta. Pakistan Army Museum outdoor display armored fighting vehicles from Pakistan army first tank to field artillery like M-3 Stuart Light Tank, M-4 Sherman Medium Tank, Centurion Mark-2, M4A5-SJERMAN (75MM), AMX-13 Light Tank, M4A2 SHERMAN (76MMW), anti-aircraft guns/ howitzers and engineers equipment. While the most appealing collection for the visitors is the armored used during the Mughal Warrior period, while galleries also exhibitingSubedar Khuda Dad Khan: the first South Asian, Indian who got Victoria Cross at Holay Becks Belgium in 1914.This museum also houses artillery guns likeMuzzle Loader Gun of Sher Shah Suri dated the 16th century which was used by Sher Shah Suri against Ghakars of Punjab. Army museums always attract visitors to see weapons from very close quarters otherwise only seen in movies and war documentaries and documents.

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    Bahrain National Museum

    The Bahrain National Museum, also referred to as National Museum of Bahrain is the largest and one of the oldest public museums in Bahrain. It is constructed near the King Faisal Highway in Manama and opened in December 1988. The US$30 million museum complex covers 27,800 sq meters and consists of two buildings. The National Theatre of Bahrain lies next to the museum.

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    Borujerdiha Historical House

    The Borujerdi House is a historic house museum in Kashan, Iran. It was built in 1857 by architect Ustad Ali Maryam for the bride of Borujerdi, a wealthy merchant.The bride came from the affluent Tabātabāei family, for whom the architect had built the nearby Tabātabāei House several years earlier. The Borujerdi House consists of the biruni ("exterior", the public area) and andaruni ("interior", the private quarters) features of Iran's traditional residential architecture, including a courtyard with a fountain pool and a two-story iwan (balcony).The main hall is topped by a khishkhan, that is a type of central dome. Three 40-meter-tall windcatchers, two above the main hall and one over the entrance area, are also erected on the house.The house is decorated with stucco, glass work, and mirror work, and features frescoes by prominent painter Kamal-ol-Molk.

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    Cambodia Landmine Museum

    The Cambodian Landmine Museum and Relief Facility is a museum located in Cambodia, south of the Banteay Srey Temple complex, 25 kilometers north of Siem Reap, and inside the Angkor National Park.Tourists began hearing stories about a young Khmer man, Aki Ra, who cleared landmines with a stick and had a house full of defused ordnance. Ra began charging a dollar to see his collection, using the money to help further his activities. Thus began the Cambodia Landmine Museum. In 2007 the Cambodian government ordered Aki Ra’s museum closed. He was allowed to move it to a new location 40 kilometers from Siem Reap, near Banteay Srey Temple, inside the Angkor National Park. A Canadian NGO, the Cambodia Landmine Museum Relief Fund, founded by documentary film producer Richard Fitoussi, raised the money to buy the land and build the Museum. Most of the funding was provided by Tom Shadyac, a movie director from California. The new museum opened in May 2007 and currently houses a 4 gallery museum as well as being the home to 27 children. The Cambodia Landmine Museum exists for 3 reasons: To tell Aki Ra’s story To tell the world about the horrors of landmines and explain that war is only half the problem. The aftermath of war continues long after the shooting stops. To care for the children who live at the museum.

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    Dickson House Museum

    Zahra Dickson-Freeth, a British author and daughter of the late HRP Dickson, a widely popular former British Political Administrator of Kuwait (from 1929-1936), died last month (20 May 2015) in Colchester, England. She was 90 years old. Zahra was the remaining direct descendant of the famous Dickson family of Kuwait.Her mother, the late Dame Violet Dickson (d. 1995) was also very famous in Kuwait because she remained in Kuwait even after her husband’s death in 1959. Zahra’s brother, Saud Dickson, died in May 2005. To reminisced life of the famous Dickson family, Friday Times revisited the well loved Beit Dickson museum in Kuwait City, opposite Souq Sharq.The house is a testament of the strong and last relations between Kuwait and Britain. It stands mostly empty with a few rooms housing the original furniture and photos framing several walls. Each room and photograph has a story to tell. One room is filled with photographs and memoriabilia about the discovery of oil in Kuwait, its exploration, shipments and agreements in the early 1930s and 1940s.In the first room, to the right, are displays of photographs of Kuwaiti rulers from the time of Mubarak the Great to HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al- Sabah. The evolution of the Kuwaiti flag is also displayed there. In the foyer is a room filled with photographs each with story of Dickson’s family house and the transition from the 1930s up until the present day. “As shown in the picture, there was no fresh water available in Kuwait at that time, so they got fresh water from neighboring Iraq or Iran,” explained the tour guide, Faiz Khan. “So you see the boats were stationed right next to the Dickson house here. That boat was from Iran. This place was already congested with people or villagers because this place at that time was the most accessible place to boats. The Gulf Road which you see now was salt water at that time; this house was on the seashore. The Gulf Road was only made in the 1970s, from reclaimed land. So before this place behind us was congested with villagers; small sand houses were built there. One of those houses is this one, the Dickson House,” he explained.

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    Golestan Palace

    The lavish Golestan Palace is a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. The walled Palace, one of the oldest groups of buildings in Teheran, became the seat of government of the Qajar family, which came into power in 1779 and made Teheran the capital of the country. Built around a garden featuring pools as well as planted areas, the Palace’s most characteristic features and rich ornaments date from the 19th century. It became a centre of Qajari arts and architecture of which it is an outstanding example and has remained a source of inspiration for Iranian artists and architects to this day. It represents a new style incorporating traditional Persian arts and crafts and elements of 18th century architecture and technology.

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    Hagia Sophia Museum

    Hagia Sophia is the one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture. It has also been called “the eighth wonder of the world” by East Roman Philon as far back as the 6th century. The current Hagia Sophia is the third construction, done in a different architectural style, even though it occupies the same location as the previous two. The original building was constructed by the most important architects of the period (527-565), Anthemios (Tralles) and Isidoros (Miletus), under the order of Emperor Justinianos. It is mentioned in the resources that during its construction period, the two prominent architects each had 100 architects working under them, who in turn had 100 workers each working under them. It was used as a church for 916 years but, following the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmed, the Hagia Sophia was converted into mosque. Afterwards, it was used as a mosque for 482 years. Under the order of Atatürk and the decision of the Council of Ministers, Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum in 1935. Hagia Sophia is open for visit every day. The winter visiting hours for the Hagia Sophia are from 09.00 to 17.00, with the final entry being at 16.00. During the summer, the visiting hours are between 09.00 and 19.00, with the final entry being at 18.00. Passes are available at the box office in the museum.

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    Historical Vintage & Classic Cars Museum

    Learn the history of Kuwait and you view rare old cars, engage in a workshop, and let your kids learn how to drive at Historical, Vintage & Classic Car Museum. The museum combines history with cars and displays about 35 rare restored cars, including Aston Martin models related to James Bond. In addition, see state and royal limousines. The other part of the museum contains an area for kids, where they can practice driving electric cars.

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    Kuwait National Museum

    Museums are one of the best places that represent and preserve a country’s heritage and history. Through its galleries and exhibitions, it give people a chance to be connected with their country’s past. One of these museums is Kuwait National Museum on the Arabian Gulf Street next to the Seif Palace and Kuwait’s National Assembly. The Kuwait National Museum is divided into: The Kuwait Heritage Museum Planetarium Archaeological Museum Boom Al Mouhallab Museum Visiting Hours : Monday to Saturday: 8.30-12.30AM   4.30- 8.30PM Friday        Morning off.         Afternoon :  4.30-8.30

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    Lahore Museum

    Lahore Museum is Located at Mall Road Lahore, Punjab Pakistan.The Lahore Museum is one of his kind and considered one of the most famous museums of South Asia. Lahore Museum is witness Pakistan largest repository of cultural and historical artifacts was actually established in 1865-66 at the location known as “Shahrahe-Quaid-e-Azam” or Mall road, and later the site was transferred to the new site previously known as “Tollinton Market” and now the “LAHORE CITY HERITAGE MUSEUM”. Its red-brick building intermingles with the old traditions of Lahore considered as the City of Mughal Empire Architecture.This museum houses the country largest and oldest collection of artistic, cultural and astonishing historical objects, like vast collections of coins, rare manuscripts, miniature paintings and Gandhara sculpture, this place know as a treasure of knowledge for art and history lovers.The current structure of the building was well framed designed by the most legendary architect Sir GANGA RAM.This museum is considered as one of the largest museums in this country due to his massive collection. It houses modern paintings, cultural arts, and incredible crafts that are keen to one's eye and beyond comparison and our main source of attraction for research scholars and tourist from all over the world. It also houses and exhibiting the cross-cultural history of the subcontinent. .It's particularly famed for its display of Gandharan sculpture where the statue of fasting Siddhartha ranks as first in finest specimen available of “Gandhara Art” as one the rare antiquates.The coin collection gallery houses around 40,000 approx. pieces considered one of the largest collection in the subcontinent like (Punch-Marked coins issued in the 6th century BC, where this astounding collection of coins showcasing the history of all the ruling families of this subcontinent along with modern days Pakistani coins, these collection the main source of attraction for the tourists for its rarity and richness. The visitors are amazed by seeing GOLD coins of JAHANGIR with the zodiacal sign (1605-1628). one of the galleries also exhibiting the collection of our oldest civilization INDUS VALLEY, like stone age tools used from Soan valley, “Wheel-Turned Pottery”, “Jewellery Of Terracotta” “Paste And Semi-Precious beads".

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    Lok Virsa Heritage Museum

    Lok Virsa is a museum Located In Islamabad, Punjab Pakistan “PAKISTAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY (HERITAGE MUSEUM)” also knows as Lok Virsa Heritage Museum was originally established in 1982 is situated in the middle of Islamabad, the FEDERAL CAPITAL OF PAKISTAN and one of the most beautiful capital city in the world. Museums and heritage places are important elements in our cultural landscape. Just because a building is old, it isn't necessarily a wise choice for a museum.The most enthralling thing about the Heritage Museum is that it surrounds culturally rich Pakistani heritage populace, their living styles of both streams from urban to rural and other remotest region of this soil. The focal point of this museum is to edify people about our civilization, ethnicity, and traditions. The heritage museum is one of his known kinds that depict Ethnology of Pakistan and their living tradition and their culture, in other words, this museum is the face of Pakistan which showcase the customs of this nations through different norm like “Portrays” “Music” “statues” “pottery” and “textile work”.The Virsa is governed by a board of Governors headed by the minister of information, Broadcasting, and National Heritage. Executive Director is the overall in charge of all technical and administrative work of the institute. The museum covered area is almost 60,000 sq. ft referring exhibit halls count them in the largest MUSEUM OF PAKISTAN while this museum differentiates itself from the other museum by covering one of the largest displays of Embroidered Costumes, block paintings, statues of a citizen of Pakistan exhibiting the versatile culture of our different provinces, handmade Jewelry, classic poetry, and patriotic music and Portrays.Traditional architectural substances like Mirror Work, Stucco, Fresco, Mosaic, Tile, and marble inlays can also be encountered and be exhibiting rich civilization and culture of this country. The preeminent feature of this art gallery is that they also planned cultural events and program to gauge tourist attentions like FOLK CULTURAL SHOW, Christmas celebration, quid day celebration, the tribute to Rumi, and Tribute to “JOHN ELIA”.

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