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Kuwait House for National Works Museum

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Address: North Shwaik Block: 7 Street: 7 House: 30, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Phone Number: (+965)99667338
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One of the last places to get a feeling for the invasion

We were there during the closing time after noon, but they opened up only for us and gave us a private tour. It shows the Iraq invasion with different illuminated displays which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Wolfersheim, Germany
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Pasadena, Maryland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Here are the positives: They greeted us with coffee in a waiting area before we entered the museum. The museum explains the history of Kuwait and their history with Iraq. It goes in-depth into the war and has an area for each coalition force to thank them for helping liberate Kuwait from the Iraqi invaders. Negative: Needs improvement in the... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We sat and had tea before we walked through the museum. Got to see part of the statue of saddam that was torn down in Iraq, some of his stuff was also there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was a fascinating museum, really brings to life the horrors of the Iraqi invasion but also gives a nice potted history of Kuwait before that. Brilliant guide, fluent in English, very knowledgeable and passionate about the museum. Highly recommend it. But a word of warning: it is not where the map on this website says it is. Correct address... More 

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Reston
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This museum focuses on the modern history of Kuwait with emphasis on its struggle against the invasion by Saddam Hussein from a Kuwaiti perspective. There is a very good diorama that takes about 10 minutes to walk you through the history of Kuwait. It is narrated in English and very easy to understand. Over half the time for the diorama... More 

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Wolfersheim, Germany
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115 reviews 115 reviews
37 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were there during the closing time after noon, but they opened up only for us and gave us a private tour. It shows the Iraq invasion with different illuminated displays which really give you an idea how it must have been back in 1990. It's not only about the short war, but also works as a general reminder of... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Followed the directions per their website & encountered a construction site. I don't think this is around any more!

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

KHNWM does a valuable job and is of national importance. The welcome one gets is always warm and helpful. I wish, dearly wish there was more care taken with the maintenance of the museum and it is high time the diorama display was rethought and redone. Great concept but wish more work went in to the displays, especially given the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

this is one of the important museums in Kuwait.if you're a student or tourist you would be good if you came , see & remember Operation Desert Storm and the liberation of Kuwait. good thing 1-I love this museum I just wish they took better care of it and re-located it to a better place. 2-location very good. 3- modern... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

If you're a student of modern history, and remember Operation Desert Storm and the liberation of Kuwait and the repelling of the Iraqi Revolutionary Guards from the country, it's worth a visit. In my opinion, although the museum gives some credit to the U.S. and the western powers for the liberation of this little emirate floating atop an ocean of... More 

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Lonon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Someone has actually thought about this and set out a wonderful history with fine examples and relics. I really loved the examples of the gold and turquoise jewellery - my two favourite things so to see the craft and work that went into the jewellery was lovely.

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