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Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy

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Address: Street 1 Block 12, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Magic of a library museum

This place is very difficult to describe. Magic of a library museum rolled into one location. If you are into historical writings this is the place for you. Try to come with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place is very difficult to describe. Magic of a library museum rolled into one location. If you are into historical writings this is the place for you. Try to come with someone who is well versed in Arabic and even better, someone who knows Arabic history. This can be a movie set it is so nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Amazing yet too many artworks in small area, you need to take absolutely all your focus and attention.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is the personal collection of treasures of Tareq Rejab, and he really knew the best works of art to assemble. The items come from all,over the Middle East and Asia. You need several hours or even day, to view them all. Don't miss the separate Calligraphy Museum around the corner-- it's included in the entrance fee. A great bargain!

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Richmond, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

There are two museums in one! The Museum is divided into two parts calligraphy, manuscripts, miniatures, ceramics, metalwork, glass, jade-, wood- and stone-carvings in one and in the other objects that were produced in the Islamic world during the last 250 years, i.e. costumes, textiles, jewelry and musical instruments. It's stuffed with an amazing collection. Well worth at least one... More 

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

Even for those like me that can't read Arabic script, the collection that ranges from ancient to (almost) new and from books, textiles, paintings, to stone works is absolutely amazing. I don't think there is any place in the world where you can see more of the famous and highly valued Kaaba hangings and curtains together under one roof. Exhibits... More 

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Kuwait, Kuwait
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The place is contains Islamic and Kuwaitis old souvenirs . I dislike the way to rich the house it's in middle of homes

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Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A fabulous private museum that was hidden when the Iraqis invaded so the contents were not looted and damaged. Beautiful costumes, swords and jewellery, and stunning calligraphy in copies of the Holy Qoran complete an excellent collection.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This place is not open all day so check before you go but do go. It is a nice little place with lots of interesting things to see. As there are not lots and lots of historical things to see in Kuwait I think this place is a must do for anyone just moved here or visiting. Small entrance fee... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I had thought that this museum and the one on Islamic Arts were physically right together. While they are close in the city they are several blocks apart and 2 separate entrance fees. I did not stay in this one long because, although I could appreciate the beauty, I knew little about it so could not understand what I was... More 

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This appears to be the same place as the Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Art, for which I already wrote a review. The calligraphy portion appears to be a large collection of Qur'ans, some very very old. Also in this section is supposedly one of the oldest gold Dinars.

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