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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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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Rock Hall
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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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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Although this collection does not pack as much of a punch as the Islamic Arts section of the museum, it is nonetheless extremely important. The quality of the manuscripts and calligraphy is outstanding. The age of the works is astounding. For the non-expert, however, a casual glance works best.

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Baghdad, Iraq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Unique collection of beautiful manuscripts and artifacts in a very pleasant environment. Beautiful insight into the art of calligraphy and Islamic art in general. Even if you don't speak Arabic you will enjoy it. As someone mentioned, if you try to reach it with a cab mention the New English School - which is just across the street - as... More 

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Address: Street 1 Block 12, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Location: Middle East  >  Kuwait  >  Kuwait City

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