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Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy

Street 1 Block 12, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Ranked #5 of 21 Attractions in Kuwait City
Type: Art Museums
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- Jul 21, 2014
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
36 helpful votes 36 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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