We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Phone Number:
965 22456535

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 57 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
  • 13
    Very good
  • 17
  • 6
  • 6
Certainly recommended

Even though it's under construction, this is one of my favourite touristic places here in Kuwait. I can't wait to see what changes they're making to it once it's done. I loved... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 11, 2017
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Add Photo Write a Review

57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 47: English reviews
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
256 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to find since there are no clear signs and it is located behind brick walls. Free and under construction. Staff are friendly who allowed me to put my heavy bag at the counter. Unlike other museums where there are staff for tours, there isn't any. I bumped into Mr Sultan - the Director of Antiquities who showed me the... More 

Thank WMBandit
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Even though it's under construction, this is one of my favourite touristic places here in Kuwait. I can't wait to see what changes they're making to it once it's done. I loved their planetarium. They also had a division dedicated to the history of Kuwaiti families made entirely out of wax (the Kuwait Heritage Museum).

Thank falkhalifah
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
228 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Is a bit hard to find because it is all hidden behind walls of sheet metal and construction material. The museum itself is free, and if it wasnt free it wouldent be even worth a look at this point. There are only two exhibits open, one showing old pottery and the other is a mock village of how life was... More 

Thank Ziggy28104
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
247 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2016

The museum wasn't too bad as I had modest expectations. The dioramas are fairly pleasant and generally well done, if slightly dated. The archeological exhibits are potentially interesting but the very limited captions / explainations really need to be improved though.

Thank Peter M
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Level Contributor
21 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016

The current National Museum is currently undergoing a renovation but the planetarium is a must-visit for anyone in Kuwait. It's really beautiful. The planetarium is located within the national museum complex. Entry is free.

Thank revenge-avenge
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Level Contributor
242 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

this museum is surrounded with some other location also, which are really good so when ever planning to visit this location don't forget to visit planetarium next to it.

Thank Hanif C
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

There is no day bad enough to justify visiting this place. This is a museum a reminder of how museums were done 50 years are go. Just a lot of glass boxes with old stuff and no real explanation or story to them.. "here you see 50 old plates", "here you see 50 coins from the Hellenic period", "here you... More 

1 Thank JacobHasle
Surat, India
Level Contributor
115 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

National museum is good but it is a small museum and construction work is also going on. Got some difficulty to find the museum. Collection of old radio sets, cameras and gramophones are good. Information about Failakka island is nice to know. Coins and old artifacts shows history of Failakka island and connection with Alexander. Entry is free. Place is... More 

Thank rajanjari
Level Contributor
152 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

I brought visitors from US to this place to show them some of Kuwait history and artifacts. The place was big in size but not as organized. There was still some construction going on around the area. The selection of artifacts were good, but still missing something I guess. I wished they had put everything closer buildings than so distant,... More 

Thank Ahmad S
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Level Contributor
4,271 reviews
1,332 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9,803 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2015

Good but needs more improvements This due to the constructions and expansions works but we saw parts of the Museum and it is so nice i hope this constructions and expansions works will finish as soon as possible

3 Thank bnghanem

Travelers who viewed Kuwait National Museum also viewed


Been to Kuwait National Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kuwait National Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Kuwait National Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?