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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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A remarkable world of beauty

Mr. and Mrs. Rajab did an amazing job of gathering (and then protecting) hand-made beauty when others didn't care-- their work would simply not be possible anymore. Beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2016
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Ventspils, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Mr. and Mrs. Rajab did an amazing job of gathering (and then protecting) hand-made beauty when others didn't care-- their work would simply not be possible anymore. Beautiful, sense-rich glimpse into a world that few people know about-- even, sadly, most young people in the Middle East. A wide range of objects, with the calligraphy museum nearby worth a separate... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Amazing artefacts, especially the fabrics and curtains. Variety of books, carvings, pictures and much more. Very beautiful. Parking is easy opposite New English School if it's not during a school day. 5 min walk from the other Tariq Rajab museum which I would also recommend.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Great continuation for the other Museum this Islamic Calligraphy Museum is a fun for Islamic Arts well organized place in a reasonable fee 2 KD

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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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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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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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