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Sharjah Calligraphy Museum

About The Museum

Sharjah Calligraphy Museum first opened its doors on June 12, 2002.

Why visit the museum?

Embark on the journey into the world of creativity and the splendour at Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, located in the house of Hamad Al Midfa in the Heart of Sharjah.

Here, you can discover the evolution of the Arabic calligraphy over time, as you enjoy artworks with stunning calligraphic texts, letters and shapes.

Admire the beauty of Arabic calligraphy

The museum showcases fascinating masterpieces and distinctive paintings by local and international artists and calligraphers. The museum holds many exhibitions in attempt to embrace the beauty and charm of the Arabic calligraphy, and raise public awareness on the importance of preserving this civilized legacy.

The artworks displayed here highlight the masterly talents of local and international artists and calligraphers; their paintings, meticulously created, carry deep meanings and a valuable historical background.

The Museum is Closed until February 2023

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Location :
Calligraphy Square, Heart of Sharjah.
Opening Hours :
Saturday to Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Opening Hours in Ramadan:
Saturday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Entry Fees to the museum
Children (under 2 years): Free
Children (2-12years): 5.00AED
Adults (13+ years): 10.00AED
Government school trips: Free
Private school trips: Free

Government University trip: Free 
Private University trip: Free

Senior (60+) + one companion: Free
People with Disabilities: Free

Heritage Ticket Fees, a “Joint Ticket” to Al Eslah School Museum, Sharjah Heritage Museum, Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, Sharjah Fort “ Al Hisn”, Bait Al Naboodah:

Children (under 2 years): Free
Children (2-12years): 10.00AED
Adults (13+ years): 20.00AED
The museum entry is free during the following days:
  • Sharjah Heritage Days.
  • International Museum Day on 18th of May.
  • Martyr's Day on 1st of December.
  • UAE National Day on 2nd of December. 
The museum is closed during the following:
  • 29th & 30th of Ramadan (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al-Fitr (Islamic calendar).
  • 9th of Dhul Hijjah (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al Adha (Islamic calendar).
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