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Address: Kuwait City, Kuwait

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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars 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 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
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4 of 5 stars 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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3 of 5 stars 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 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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3 of 5 stars 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
Meiningen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

The main exhibition shows only the life as a sailor before the oil boom which is quickly seen. Of more interest is the include heritage museum which shows almost every aspect of the pre oil time with good made wax figures in a dark atmospheric souq like complex. Entrance is free and worthy a visit.

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Monterey, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Not easy to find, no real signage pointing you to the entrance. It is currently in the middle of a large construction effort. If you spent 15 minutes here, you really got into the dozen items they have on display. The highlight are coins from Alexander the Great on display.

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