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Islamic Contributions to Civilisations

Islamic Contributions to Civilisations

The Dark Ages... weren’t so dark. Discover Islam’s rich contributions to history

This Gallery showcases the ingenious discoveries and contributions made by Muslim trailblazers as early as 1000 CE.

Visitors will be impressed as they learn of the original and derived innovations which built upon and influenced later developments across Western Europe. The Islamic legacies behind commonplace items like coffee, alkaline soap, cameras, vaccinations and guitars are narrated through an engaging display of artefacts, photographs, videos and games.

Guests are invited to play a friendly round of chess with the jumbo novelty board and pieces in the centre of the room.

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