Sharjah is considered the Cultural Capital of the Islamic World and one of the key reasons for this is the vast collection of museums and art galleries this city has. The city has numerous museums, each representing a different facet of life in the past and how it connects to the present and the future.
Sharjah Art Museum
Explore a three-storey museum dedicated to showcasing artistic creations and collections of more than 500 artworks of various mediums and techniques, featuring a range of expressive techniques that will spur your imagination. Throughout the year, the museum holds a variety of temporary exhibitions and art events. The Art Library consists of over 4000 titles in Arabic, English and other languages, along with visual and audio materials.
This unique museum offers art lovers and all visitors, the opportunity to admire the splendor of a variety of collections and temporary exhibitions hosted by the museum, and also participate in the museum’s regular program and workshops.
Sharjah Calligraphy Museum
This museum showcases fascinating masterpieces and creative paintings by local and international artists and calligraphers. It also hosts exhibitions on a regular basis, aiming to instil the love of Arabic calligraphy in every visitor, to preserve the cultural heritage, to introduce the visitors to the Arab artists’ marvellous artworks and to set new standards both locally and internationally.
The artworks displayed highlight the masterly talents of local and international artists and calligraphers; their paintings, meticulously created, carry a deep meaning and a valuable historical background. This museum, with all its spectacular calligraphic artworks, gives you a boost of positive energy that will brighten up your day.
Sharjah Science Museum
Sharjah Science Museum offers interactive presentations, designed to motivate visitors and encourage them to adopt innovation and creation. The museum includes more than 50 interactive exhibits and offers many attractive programs and interesting events for children. It also offers them the opportunity to admire humanity’s most creative and beautiful achievements in the fields of science and technology.
Learning and exploring in an engaging atmosphere is always fun, regardless of your age. Enjoy a world of science and exploration including hands-on experiments, laws of nature, thermal physics, physiology and aerodynamics. Take part in electricity demonstrations, explore space secrets and mysteries, test your reactions and discover your potentials and capabilities.
Sharjah Archaeology Museum
Sharjah Science Museum offers you the opportunity to explore the rich heritage and deep-rooted history of Sharjah. The reports of many excavation expeditions showed that humans have settled in Sharjah for a period of not less than 125.000 years. There are also ornamental gems and pottery shards from the Ubaid period that were found in Al Hamriyah and confirm the trade exchange of this age with Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq).
The Bronze Age Hall features archaeological finds of pottery, metals, stone, and jewelry, while the Iron Age Hall features two of the museum’s prize pieces: a camel statue and a ceramic dome that both come from the Muweilah archaeological site.