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Address: Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Good but not a big Museum

National museum is good but it is a small museum and construction work is also going on. Got some difficulty to find the museum. Collection of old radio sets, cameras and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
Surat, India
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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18 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The current National Museum is currently undergoing a renovation but the planetarium is a must-visit for anyone in Kuwait. It's really beautiful. The planetarium is located within the national museum complex. Entry is free.

Thank Khaled M
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

this museum is surrounded with some other location also, which are really good so when ever planning to visit this location don't forget to visit planetarium next to it.

Thank Hanif C
Copenhagen, Denmark
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

There is no day bad enough to justify visiting this place. This is a museum a reminder of how museums were done 50 years are go. Just a lot of glass boxes with old stuff and no real explanation or story to them.. "here you see 50 old plates", "here you see 50 coins from the Hellenic period", "here you... More 

1 Thank JacobHasle
Surat, India
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102 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

National museum is good but it is a small museum and construction work is also going on. Got some difficulty to find the museum. Collection of old radio sets, cameras and gramophones are good. Information about Failakka island is nice to know. Coins and old artifacts shows history of Failakka island and connection with Alexander. Entry is free. Place is... More 

Thank rajanjari
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108 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I brought visitors from US to this place to show them some of Kuwait history and artifacts. The place was big in size but not as organized. There was still some construction going on around the area. The selection of artifacts were good, but still missing something I guess. I wished they had put everything closer buildings than so distant,... More 

Thank Ahmad S
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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2,181 reviews
685 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4,461 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Good but needs more improvements This due to the constructions and expansions works but we saw parts of the Museum and it is so nice i hope this constructions and expansions works will finish as soon as possible

2 Thank bnghanem
Wolfersheim, Germany
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128 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

The main exhibition shows only the life as a sailor before the oil boom which is quickly seen. Of more interest is the include heritage museum which shows almost every aspect of the pre oil time with good made wax figures in a dark atmospheric souq like complex. Entrance is free and worthy a visit.

1 Thank jc_silver
Monterey, California
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Not easy to find, no real signage pointing you to the entrance. It is currently in the middle of a large construction effort. If you spent 15 minutes here, you really got into the dozen items they have on display. The highlight are coins from Alexander the Great on display.

Thank Onerunner2
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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552 reviews
360 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Devastated by the Gulf War with most of the holdings damaged, stolen, or missing, this missing is a shadow of its former self. The actual building is being rebuilt. The holdings on display are minimal. The best part of the museum is the ethnographic section which really is quite good. It gives you a feel for what Kuwait used to... More 

Thank dmittleman
Tarout, Saudi Arabia
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

You can see good plans they had and history too as well. I believe it can be enhanced alot more. Beautiful big galleries and some nice collections about the gulf.

Thank Muhammad A

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