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Kuwait National Museum

Address: Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Ranked #21 of 24 Attractions in Kuwait City
Type: Museums
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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249 reviews 249 reviews
169 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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 

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Tarout, Saudi Arabia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I wanted to visit Sadu House which is part of the museum complex so decided to see the museum. The museum has very interesting artefacts dating from the bronze age to the Muslim period. Came to know that Kuwait was also under Greek occupation during Alexander the Great's reign. Most of the artifacts were from Failaka island. It seems lots... More 

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Fahaheel, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Kuwait National Museum is small but has very important collections dating back to Alexander the great. Most of the artifacts are from Failakah island (IKARUS).

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Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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158 reviews 158 reviews
59 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is one of the places in Kuwait, which is worth visiting, if you would like to know more about ancient Kuwait culture & history. The place is serene & cool. It is better to visit this place in a group for company & enjoyment.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The meusum was well organised and worth to go to it. It was a good time to spend with my family I am suggesting that place to be seen

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Richmond, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This museum is being slowly renovated following it being ransacked during the invasion of Kuwait. It has an excellent Heritage museum (the lighting could be better).

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

It needs a lot of renovation and maintenance ..very old. Sadly for a national museum, thought it has so many useful information

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ne england
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91 reviews 91 reviews
38 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

our taxi driver didn't know where it was...well it's behind the Sadu museum, you can see the big boat from the road...pity not all the tableaux are labelled in English as when they were it was interesting. In another room the Failaka exhibition was excellent. Doesn't take long to go round as there isn't a lot, but I was glad... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

If you want to get a good feel for how Kuwaitis prioritize their heritage (i.e. not at all) over frenzied "a la Western" consumerism, then go to this museum... All the previous reviewers have said it already, the place is a mess but it's still worth a visit. I did learn there that Failaka island was inhabited long ago and... More 

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