Mirror House

Mirror House, Kuwait City: Hours, Address, Mirror House Reviews: 4.5/5

Mirror House
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The Mirror House is now open by PRIOR APPOINTMENTS! Tours by appointment only! The Only House in the World entirely covered with Mirror Mosaic by a single artist! The Mirror House, also called, The Khalifa & Lidia Qattan Art Museum, is the private residence of the Pioneer Kuwaiti Artist, Khalifa Qattan, and his wife Lidia, both artists whom have opened their house and art galleries to share their unique art with people from around the world. The artist and creator of the Mirror House, Lidia Qattan, still gives personal tours of her magical house, which is in reality a wonderful journey of exploration. Please note that this is a Private Museum and tour appointments are only possible by advanced reservation. Due to hygiene reasons, the Mirror House has a NO SHOES policy.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Jenifer Pumarejo
Kuwait City, Kuwait20 contributions
A Magical, Mirror House
Jun 2021 • Business
Yesterday, we had a magical experience and we are grateful to meet Lidia, the artist behind the Mirror House. More than an artist, she is a problem-solver and a wonderful person. You will love her story and you will see in her eyes the passion that even after years is still twinkling. The Mirror House showcases a room of mirror mosaics, paintings, and collection of a recycled items that were turned into amazing figures. She also hosts a game that builds a connection with us. Her insight about life is truly remarkable. This is a must visit in Kuwait!

Written June 15, 2021
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Faisalq8i
10 contributions
Most Amazing Art Museum in the Middle East!!!!
Feb 2021 • Solo
This is by far the best art museum in the Middle East. It is simply amazing. Authentic, genuine Kuwaiti artistic soul and mesmerizing art. God bless Lydia Al-Qattan, the most genuine and kind-hearted old lady. She is the true face of Kuwait 🇰🇼❤️
Written February 11, 2021
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T-AlQinai
Salmiya, Kuwait257 contributions
A must see - one of a kind!
Nov 2020 • Couples
The house in itself is attraction and to can be considered as one of a kind places to visit. At of all the places I have ever seen I can sincerely say that this house holds one of the most unique stories that have I have ever encountered.

Mrs. Lydia And her daughter or the most gracious hosts and the most polite people I have come to see in a touristic attraction, Keeping in mind that this is the house they Grew up in.

The information in the stories that they provided about the construction and reconstruction of the various phases of the house along with the history of Kuwait are in themselves priceless.

I advise every single person to visit this venue. From entering the house to the exit of the house is one continuous tale of family, history, persistence and passion.

I cannot give any more advice than simply to just go and have a look.
Written November 6, 2020
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melissaesirois
Lac-Megantic, Canada3 contributions
great memory
Oct 2019
I was there ten years ago while working as an English teacher in Kuwait. I see the site has grown in importance. I cant remember how we heard of the place at the time but it was definitely interesting to visit and the owner very welcoming. Had to put Oct 2019 date on here but was there in 2009....
Written September 9, 2020
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Cami M
Bucharest, Romania18 contributions
A travel inside the mirror world
Mar 2020 • Friends
This was the most dashing experience in Kuwait City by far. The house is a unique masterpiece and we owe it to an amazing woman, the owner of the house.
She is an artist in more ways than one. She’s an accomplished painter, a great storyteller and the creator of this fabulous place.
You will be pampered throughout your visit at the house and prepare yourself to be amazed. From the cinnamon tea with delicious cookies and a throwing contest rewarded with cute gifts to a travel in the mirror world and the entire Universe the visit to the Mirror House is a unique and wonderful adventure.
Written July 4, 2020
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Thank you very much for your feedback. It is most appreciated. However, we believe that you may have visited the Mirror House PRIOR to the Covid-19 pandemic because NOW, things are a little different when it comes to serving refreshment for the safety of our visitors.
Written July 19, 2020
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Shamir A
Charlotte, VT16 contributions
MESMERIZING Destination
Mar 2020
Mrs. Jalila Al Qattan & Families with VISION, PLAN, TEAM, RESOURCES and EXECUTION, from a major bulding difficulty to an inspiring demonstration of steadfastness with an informative, educational and inspirational VISIT
Written March 14, 2020
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Thank you very much for your feedback, however, I believe you mean Mrs. Lidia, NOT Jalila Qattan. Mrs. Lidia IS the CREATOR of the Mirror House. Thank you again for your kind words.
Written July 19, 2020
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Robert H
8 contributions
Such a compelling, awe-inspiring story! Enjoyable from start to finish!!
Jan 2020
While we only had less than 2 days in Kuwait, the experience of visiting the Mirror House was one which was prioritized. We committed the entirety of our available time on day two, and really enjoyed every moment of the visit to Lydia's home. The immense effort and dynamic energy which she displays is truly inspiring. The hospitality of her family, including daughter Jaleela, is so thoughtful and mindful. They encouraged us, as a family with a young child, to relax, to appreciate each element of the mosaics, to revel in the the fantastic and revealing paintings by both Khalifa Qattan and Lydia, and to truly come to know the family and its tremendous activities. Art can be an insightful, profound, engaging, thought-provoking, or kindness infused experience. Lydia and Jaleela have achieved all of these things and so much more with their tours. May the Universe continue to bestow blessings upon this place and those that step foot inside.
Written January 26, 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind words and heartfelt sentiments. We are thrilled you enjoyed your "Mirror House Experience". It is indeed a *Journey * not merely an art museum and we aspire to make This Journey, not only entertaining but also interesting to the intellect and soul of the visitor. Thank you greatly for your kind feedback.
Written January 27, 2020
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ccorneli
ccorneli8 contributions
Wholesome and unique art experience in Kuwait
Jan 2020
I'd highly recommend making an appointment and devoting a couple of hours to visit this gem of a place - it's the perfect antidote to capitalist consumerism that's all too present in the state of Kuwait.

It's always a bonus when you can learn about art from the actual artist who created it, but Lydia takes this experience to a whole different level. She's energetic, spiritual and witty, and together with her daughter she led us on a highly entertaining tour through the house. It's also a very personal experience, as you get to know about the history of the house, and about the intriguing paintings by Lydia's late husband Khalifa.

For me, it was a highlight of a two-day visit to Kuwait.
Written January 25, 2020
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Thank you very much for your kind words, we are extremely happy you enjoyed your "Mirror House Experience". Your feedback is highly appreciated for other visitors to obtain an idea of the "Experience" at this private museum.
Written January 26, 2020
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Munir A
3 contributions
Amazing Hospitality
Jan 2020
Visiting the place for observing outstanding hospitality alone is worth visiting the place. Mrs Lidia is a very lovely humble lady that you will lover her from the moment you see her. Her daughter (Mrs. Jalila) is very delightful and informative women. The house is full of pieces of mirrors arranged in a very intellectual designs by hand. Some rooms will take your imagination to space. This is one of the unforgettable attractions for my family.
Written January 18, 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind words and most appreciated feedbacks! We are most delighted that you and your family enjoyed your “Mirror House Experience “
Written January 20, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Swapna Sebastian
Kuwait City, Kuwait34 contributions
The Mirror House Kuwait
Jan 2020
The Mirror House, also known as the Khalifa & Lidia Qattan Art Museum is the residence of Artists Khalifa Qattan and his wife Lidia Qattan, both intellectual and pioneer artists in their field. The creator of the Mirror House, Lidia, is an Italian born arttist and writer who moved to Kuwait when she married her husband Khalifa. She began her project of single-handedly transforming their home into a fantastic work of art in 1966. The project was worked on intermitently until it's completion in 2006. The exterior walls of the house is covered with murals of mirror mosaic, each design symbolizing a meaning. The first floor is the Qattan's Art Gallery.The tour ends again at the ground floor through the elevator to the Shopping Gallery where Lidia's paintings, sculptures, jewellery, and books can be purchased.

The souvenir shop may not seem very attractive, but the hostess Ms. Lidia , 85 year old is a very hospitable lady. She welcomed us with a drink and cakes (homemade) and gave us a lecture on the whole. The ground floor is very pretty as even the floors are done with mirrors. Ms. Lidia gave us an explanation for every painting. She has a section for recycling where in she has recycled many stuff and turned them into a work of art. Even at this age, she looks unstoppable. She resides at the Mirror House with her daughter and grand daughter.

The tours need to be booked in advance through the number +965 50747677 or through email: mirrorhouseq8@gmail.com
Written January 14, 2020
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Mirror House is open:
  • Sat - Thu 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Sat - Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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