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Kuwait National Museum

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Ranked #19 of 24 Attractions in Kuwait City
Type: Museums
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Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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156 reviews 156 reviews
59 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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London, England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Not much to see, poorly labelled and explained. No fault of the Kuwaitis - this is due to their artefacts being commandeered by Iraq during the war - but really there's not much to see. It does have a planetarium and my students quite liked it.

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La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, France
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237 reviews 237 reviews
56 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The previous reviewers have captured the main points: The museum is free of charge, but if it wasn't I can't imagine too many people paying to visit it. Most of the site is essentially a dilapidated, ransacked ruin. The exhibits which are open have an odd feel about them, with much of the material on display not being particularly old,... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The National Museum is free -- no entrance fee. It feels as if the Iraqi invaders just left. Only 2 of the 5 buildings are open, partially. There is no apparent reconstruction happening, though the 2 open sections are well-kept old-style museum exhibits and dioramas. Rather eerie, but worth a visit if only to feel like history yourself!

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I love this simple museum that holds within its walls a lot of history and insights on how Kuwait used to be and where it is going, a must visit for first time travelers.

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