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Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Arts

PO Box 6156 Hawelli, Kuwait City, Kuwait
25317358
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Kuwait City
Type: Art Museums
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a breathtaking collection of artifacts which has taken a lifetime to put together. The exhibits are eclectic (to say the least) and range from stunning gold jewelery to large stone and wood containers. Some of the art work is amazing. If you are a local, expat or visitor and you have not been here, I highly recommend it.... More

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

They selection of jewelry and customs is amazing but you can have too much of the same thing. The amount of items is overwhelming and becomes a distraction when taking the children through.

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This museum is a real treasure. It's not easy to find and the opening times can catch you out. It's well worth the effort locating the museum and spending an hour looking at some rally beautiful artefacts. There are some fabulous traditional clothing exhibitions and of course jewellery from various parts of the world across many centuries. You could easily... More

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Canberra, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This museum is equivalent to great museums in the world for its wonderful collection of calligraphy and art work - all by one man. Saved during the Iraqi invasion, this museum is really worth seeing if you like calligraphy. I have seen few other museums in the world with such ancient and beautiful pieces.

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Los Angeles, California
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40 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This is a small, private, unobtrusive place, not particularly easy to find if you don't have a car and driver. But worth the effort. They hid it from Saddam Hussein's raging demons in 1990 by blocking off a passageway and leading the plunderers to believe there was nothing beyond. In fact, there is a wealth of artifacts from all over... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The Tareq Rajab Museum is a private museum with a very large collection of jewellery, clothing, armour, ceramics, old manuscripts and other artefacts from the Islamic world, situated in the basement of a large villa. Lots of interesting things to see, especially if you're interested in the Kuwaiti Bedouin culture, with different kinds of historic costumes and jewellery. When information... More

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Austin, Texas
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26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is a "must see" for anyone living in Kuwait. The museum was protected during the war so all the pieces are still in place. Many beautiful Quran's to view, jewels, English clothing and rugs. Just lovely.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This private museum has caused jaws to drop due to the amount of artifacts displayed there. One visit might causes you to wonder about the amount of time and money Mr. Rajab has invested in this place. The jewelry, armoury, weapons, currencies, different versions of the Holy Quran, and Incense burners are going to amaze you. Entrance fees are 2.K.D.... More

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Kuwait
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

I love the they preserve the old stuff specially the jewelries lots and lots of wedding jewelries.And a lovely artifacts that is well preserve.And the best Quran calligraphy which i appreciate the most being a muslim.

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Kuwait
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92 reviews 92 reviews
38 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Original Orientalist paintings, Arabic wedding jewelry, a tiny koran in two volumes, room after room of surprises--and I thought the coral teardrop-encrusted rifle was worth the trip. A fascinating museum of artifacts collected by one couple--well worth the trip.

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