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Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy

Street 1 Block 12, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Kuwait City
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great place. A lot of history. Very othentic. Clean. Very old antiques. If you want to know about the history of Kuwait you must vist. I highly recommend this place to visit.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I understand that manuscripts were Tareq Rajab's first passion and while he has his museum of Islamic art and ethnography, the calligraphy museum, opposite the New English School properly houses and displays in great style a fascinating collection that he has built over a lifetime. It is a great initiative on his part and is worth revisiting many times if... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is certainly a rare collection of Islamic artifacts and is worth a visit. The exhibits range from the ornate and decorative to the massive and practical. You will almost certainly leave with a new respect for Islamic art. The easiest way to locate the museum is to ask for the New English School (a large pink building with flags... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This interesting museum contains more items than you would think. Entrance fee is 2 KD each, and we spent about 1.5 hours looking at the collections which included jewelry, musical instruments, pottery, guns, furniture and other unique objects from the Islamic world. I would have given this museum five stars but much of the collection is in need of a... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

if u like islamic history and culture it the place to good not to big but got decent collection u will enjoy ur time their. it not expensive.

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Oakland, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Take awe in the art of devotion. Each calligraphic work of art in this museum represents a piece that combines artistic endeavor with prayerful meditation. What appears to be a simple painting of a bird turns out to be a selection from the Holy Qu'ran written on lontar palm leaves with a hot nail in the shape of a bird.... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Has to be seen to be described. Brilliant but take 2-3 hours to visit. Numerous works of art and calligraphy designs + embroidered coverings from the Kaaba in Mecca. Outstanding

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Austin, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Saved from the Iraqis because of the location, this museum is incredible. You need to really spend some time, although it is small it contains many items.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

it is really fun expedition , worth the time and i think it was free of charge , i went there twice . it was really nice and they have a lot of items from kuwait and arabic heritage. if you are interested in kuwait history it place you should not miss it. the staff there are so friendly and... More 

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