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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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This is a private museum that was saved during the invasion of Kuwait. It has a nice collection of Islamic art and British accessories. They have beautiful Qurans that have been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a private museum that was saved during the invasion of Kuwait. It has a nice collection of Islamic art and British accessories. They have beautiful Qurans that have been hand painted many centuries ago. A must see in kuwait.

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Molln, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The private collection comes from all over the Islamic world and the exhibits include ceramics, calligraphy art, weapons, silver and gold, clothing and textiles, and music instruments - all of high quality and very sympathetically displayed. For anyone wanting to know more about Islamic art, or studying the subject, this is a must-visit.

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Wolfersheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I didn't expected much from a quite remote private house collection. But it turned out to be enormous! It is packed with ancient jewellery from all over the Islamic world, also Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan is hugely on display. It also has a big collection of music instruments, traditional clothes, coins, vases, books and many more. The museum is densely... More 

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Rock Hall
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: PO Box 6156 Hawelli, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Phone Number: 25317358
Location: Middle East  >  Kuwait  >  Kuwait City

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