Mirror House
Speciality Museums • Art Museums
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM, 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM, 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
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The Mirror House is a PRIVATE Residence / Museum. Tours by advanced reservation 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 tours are only possible by advanced reservation by each member filling out the COVID-19 form on the Mirror House website www.mirrorhouseq8.com and the Management will then communicate with you through WhatsApp. Due to hygiene reasons, the Mirror House has a NO SHOES policy.
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Mark P
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Solo
I would certainly advise anyone visiting Kuwait to put this museum on their priority list.
If you look at the photos on this site you will see most of the work. HOWEVER, the context so beautifully and enthusiastically demonstrated by the artist herself,brings everything so alive. This is my 108th country visit and no museum worldwide has had such an impact.
The practical nature for beginning this artwork, up to the development of a wonderfully insightful artist is a fascinating story in its own right.
Truly, inspirational and a positive role model for women.
Written June 6, 2022
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ccorneli
ccorneli11 contributions
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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Jenifer Pumarejo
Kuwait City, Kuwait27 contributions
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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Robert H
50 contributions
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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Munir A
3 contributions
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
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T-AlQinai
Salmiya, Kuwait257 contributions
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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Cami M
Bucharest, Romania18 contributions
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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Faisalq8i
10 contributions
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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melissaesirois
Lac-Megantic, Canada3 contributions
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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Mohamad C
4 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
Wonder lady ! The owner of the house is exceptionally nice and very informative . It's highly recommend if u are into art as that's what it is all about . The tour in the house will take around 2 hours as she will be telling you a story in each room . Very nice italian lady who was married to a kuwaiti artist . It's better to book before going there and prices are 1.5 kd For week days and 3 kd for weekend
Written June 30, 2015
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Mirror House is open:
  • Sat - Thu 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Sat - Thu 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Sat - Thu 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM


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