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Address: Street 1 Block 12, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Must-visit for anyone in Kuwait!

It's an amazing museum and very beautiful on the inside and out. The museum has such a diverse collection and is quite large. Even children will find it interesting because... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Khaled M
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an amazing museum and very beautiful on the inside and out. The museum has such a diverse collection and is quite large. Even children will find it interesting because there's something for everyone. A must-visit for anyone in Kuwait especially history lovers.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

When I visited the Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy, I was no longer surprised to be the only visitor. The museum is a must visit for people who love Calligraphy and Islamic History. The collection is pretty good and dates from the early years of the Hijri calendar. There is a coin collection from the Umayyad dynasty. The calligraphy... More 

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This was the only museum not destroyed by the 1990 invasion. The artifacts inside are ancient and memorable. Find the time to visit this amazing place.

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Thank Elaine C
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

A good source of knowledge and information for people who have intrest in this category of history. Better to call before visiting. To make sure of opening time.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Great collection showing different styles of Arabic calligraphy over three different floors. A fun visit!

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Thank R0llingSt0ne2011
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 via mobile

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

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Thank Marwa A
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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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