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Sharjah Calligraphy Museum

About The Museum

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

Why visit the museum?

We’re waiting for you in the house of Hamad Al Midfaa in the Calligraphy Square, Heart of Sharjah, where you can embark on a journey into the world of creativity and splendour. Here, you learn about the evolution of Arabic calligraphy over the years, through watching beautiful portraits depicting stunning calligraphic texts, letters and shapes.

Admire the beauty of Arabic calligraphy

The museum showcases fascinating masterpieces and creative paintings by local and international artists and calligraphers. It regularly hosts exhibitions, in an attempt to draw local and international attention to the beauty and charm of Arabic calligraphy, and raise public awareness about the importance of preserving our cultural heritage.

The artworks displayed here highlight the masterly talents of local and international artists and calligraphers; their paintings, meticulously created, carry deeper meanings and a valuable historical background. This museum, with all its spectacular calligraphic artworks, can really make your day.

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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

Museum will be closed from 14 March until further notice
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

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

The museum entry is free during the following:
  • Sharjah Heritage Days
  • Martyr's Day
  • UAE National Day on 2nd December
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