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Sharjah Calligraphy Museum

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Address: , Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 6 569 4561
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Fri 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Great Little Museum, Fills a Void

This is a great little museum tucked away in a little spot that is not easy to find. Get to the Heritage House first, though, and you'll easily find your way here since it's about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is a great little museum tucked away in a little spot that is not easy to find. Get to the Heritage House first, though, and you'll easily find your way here since it's about a minute-long walk away. The entrance you're looking for along one side of the courtyard. (See my pictures with this review.) The entry fee is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

I don't know of too many museums devoted entirely to calligraphy (none, in fact), so when I heard about this one, it shot to the top of my list of things to do. In all honesty, its small, difficult to find, and if you're not into Arabic calligraphy will probably rate a 15-30 minute walk through. I spent a couple... More 

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Belper, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

A calligraphy is so important in Islam (they don't do pictures/icons) this museum is truly amazing, seeing how only word can be used in both a dramatic and artistic way

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Set in one of the most beautifully restored villas in the Heritage area, this is a fascinating gallery. Arabic calligraphy is an art in itself and this exhibition is a superb example of its different styles.

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Beautiful calligraphy examples! It was a great experience to see all of this beautiful script!. It is worth the time.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Calligraphy Museum, this elegant Arabic symbols attracted my attention for already long time. More than worth to be visited for those who would like to get to know and see more about origin and beauty of arabic language and the state-of-the-art techniques of writting process. From the first step you'll enter the room which reminds home-library with its size, furniture... More 

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Southport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We arrived on holiday to tour the cultural site of Sharjah. this place is more like a library, peacefull and I enjoyed looking around my wife and I thought it was great. Problem was just getting to this place taxi drivers are clueless so be prepared to navigate also its is by the fort and it has blisering hot court... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Wonderful place, Free entry. A nice place to spend your leisure time appreciating the artistry of the strokes. There are also some contemporary art, few books on calligraphy.

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Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This museum is very good for me since I adore Arabic calligraphy art. It displays many original pieces for a lot of artisits from all over the Arab and Muslim world.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

It was the first time I got to enter a calligraphy museum. It is good but all you would need is less than 30 minutes considering that it is a small one.

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