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Sharjah Calligraphy Museum

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“Not really that impressive”
Sep 29, 2018
“Good introduction for the novice ”
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sharjah Calligraphy Museum is one of the 4-5 museums located in the heart of Sharjah and of the ones I visited, I was the least impressive. To begin with, the museum is in a rather nondescript building and the receptionist was out, having locked...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Manish K
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

It’s a bit hard to find. Look for the Sharjah Biennale wall posters. Tickets are 10 Dhs. You may get a complimentary bottle of water. Most of the exhibits are quite new but give you a good basic introduction to arabic script. It’s a bit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheTallBlonde
Reviewed May 6, 2018

If you like Islamic calligraphy then this is a don't miss place. All around the museum there are smaller shops where very expensive are also for sale. Great place.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ripwalk
Reviewed February 3, 2018

This is a small museum, just a court yard and another room, which expands to about triple the size, when there is a special exhibition. When I visited, luckily, there was a special exhibition, introducing a living master of calligraphy. Both the Special Exhibition and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank hpg2015
Reviewed February 3, 2018

First of all, the museum needs better directions, we were going there from the Al Hisn Fort, got directions from the staff there and still couldn't find it. We walked in the wrong direction, asked several passerby's before we were told to go back the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank gbegum
Reviewed March 27, 2017

In the Islamic world Calligraphy is greatly revered. It is a great skill to have & there are courses running most of the time. They do not cost much & materials are all available very reasonably. At the time of writing a very knowledgeable Iraqi...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank noorcaughley
Reviewed January 16, 2017

The Museum itself is small but contains a lot of information about Arabic Calligraphy. The tools and the method used for Calligraphy were also on display. There are also free workshops every week on Arabic Calligraphy so if it interests you you could check with...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank sajju82
Reviewed August 11, 2016

The museum has an exhibition of calligraphy plus a workshop. Its truly beautiful and worth as a visit. A minimal entry fee is required. Nice and helpful staff. Located close to bank street as a major landmark. Its close to Rolla Park.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank pattydove
Reviewed July 14, 2016

Beautiful exhibition which we visited during the calligraphy biennale (which also meant free entrance!). Beautiful art, unfortunately absolutely no explanations, and this is a shame as there are various styles exhibited.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Mylene_Laurent
Reviewed April 28, 2016

The museum was showcasing an exhibition of calligraphy from around the Islamic world at the time of our visit. Three additional exhibition halls were utilized to display this illustration of how calligraphy is art suitable for framing and display on the wall. There were a...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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