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Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Arts

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Address: Jabriya Block 12 Street 1, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Phone Number: 25317358
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Tarq Rajab Museum of Islamic Arts

This is a wonderful place with no entry fee. The collection of items from age immemorial is a treat, if you are interested in the evolution of gadgets - right from the Morse code... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
arul2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place with no entry fee. The collection of items from age immemorial is a treat, if you are interested in the evolution of gadgets - right from the Morse code machine to an ancient typewriter. What is even more significant is that there is a planetarium attached to it. Believe me - my wife 7 I... More 

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Thank arul2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

About 20 minute cab ride, 3 KW Dinars, but worth a visit. Beautifully curated Islamic and Asian artifacts in small rooms of a villa with wonderful wood inlaid doors. The "guard/caretaker" was gracious and left us alone to browse as we pleased. The ancient textiles, illuminated manuscripts, jewelry and elaborate weaponry on display were spectacular. A collection of ancient musical... More 

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Thank RonnieSEUnitedStates
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Reading a description of this museum will not do it justice. It's described as a small private collection of examples of Islamic art. It's true that everything in the museum was collected by one man. I don't know how he had enough time and money to gather this collection in one lifetime, but it is in fact quite extensive and... More 

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1 Thank frankkeen
Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Really nice display of privately owned collections from the Arab world and Asia. The information about the artifacts are displayed in English and Arabic with good lighting arrangement. There is a small souvenir shop where you can purchase painting reprints of Tareq Rajab and photo collection book of displayed art.

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Thank Bharat A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Thanks to the collector of these unique historical items. The beauty of Islamic art is gathered here whether in handwriting drawings or statues. I recommend it to every visitor of Kuwait .

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Thank bita a
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Beautiful collection of different wardrobes with detailed writeups. I was impressed with this private collection. I like it.

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Thank Ahmad S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Sublime collection of islamic art from a wide geographic arc stretching from Morocco to China...A wonderful place to spend several hours marveling at the eclectic collection..

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was one of the highlights of visiting Kuwait as there are only a few places that worth seeking out and visiting.i didnt have long here only an hour though its enough to see everything even though the collection is vast.i have to say its quite overwhelming and a beautiful collection and i wished i had the time to return,the... More 

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

one of good place to visit in kuwait is Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Arts. we enjoyed our visit in Tareq Rajab Museum.

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1 Thank sujit1234
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A family collection of the most amazing antiquities that you can find in the Middle East. The museum has its own history and feels cosy and homely in a very peculiar way. Its overflowing with quirky artefacts and we find it, after many visits, one of the most interesting places to visit in Kuwait

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