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Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Arts

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Address: PO Box 6156 Hawelli, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Phone Number: 25317358
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OK but not great

While this has several jewelry, weapon, and clothing artifacts in a relatively small museum, it is out of the way in Kuwait City and you'll survive just fine if you don't see it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Rock Hall
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Rock Hall
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

While this has several jewelry, weapon, and clothing artifacts in a relatively small museum, it is out of the way in Kuwait City and you'll survive just fine if you don't see it. I ended up doing a half hour walk through and that was sufficient.

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Monterey, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This place appears to be the same place that is reviewed on TripAdvisor as "Tareq Rajab Museum of Calligraphy." It is located in what appears to be a residential neighborhood. When we arrived at approximately 1000, it appeared like we were the first tourists of he day, but a few others wandered in after us. The amount of items in... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Tucked away in the basement of a suburban home, you'd never imagine what treasures (and sometimes tat) they have here. Stuff that one typically sees only fragments of in 'western' museums (12c ceramics and glassware, early Koranic scriptures etc etc), is on display. Incredible.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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172 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This collection is massive in its scope. Privately amassed and saved from the invading Iraqis, the variety of the items and the depth and variety of the holdings is astounding. It can overwhelm on the first visit. Plan to spend enough time to absorb the mass of riches.

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Tartu, Estonia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I planned 2 hours, but run out of time - it was so interesting. I particularly enjoyed the enormous collection of jewelry and costumes. Bought their book to investigate further back home...

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Camino al Tagliamento, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Wonderful displays packed with clothing, jewelry and other ornamental artifacts not to mention some beautiful islamic manuscripts of all shapes, sizes, ages and levels of decoration.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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93 reviews 93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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