Tareq Rajab Museum, Kuwait City

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Wander through a fascinating collection of ethno items at Tareq Rajab Museum, home to exquisitely decorated jewelry, headdresses, costumes, and musical instruments. Housed inside the basement of a private villa, the museum was established by the country's first minister of antiquities. Dedicate to all things beautiful, the venue remains best known for its selection of Arabic manuscripts, arguably the museum's most important possession. Put Tareq Rajab Museum into our Kuwait City trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • May 29, 2017
    Very excellent Museum of Islamic art, wonderful wonderful discrete solo efforts worth visiting doesn't allow images located in Jabriya
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  • May 28, 2017
    First and foremost, you need to know that this is a PRIVATE museum with more than 35K of items?! There are 2 locations: Museum of Calligraphy (which is still on my to-do list) and the museum at Tareq'...  more »
  • May 22, 2017
    This is a private museum that the family managed to save during the Iraq invasion. Invaluable Arabic calligraphy collection. The Indian musical instrument collection is amazing. Browse through. Lots t...  more »
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  • April 16, 2017
    [Impressive collection for Islamic Calligraphy] A private collection underneath a residential home, but the way of representation is impressive. Entry fee is 2 KD and its not a big one (2 stairs), no wheelchair access. It focuses on Islamic calligraphy and exhibits. Within 1-2 hours it can be covered and its accessible without advanced planning or reservations.
  • March 12, 2017
    This Museum was destroyed at the time of invasion in 1991 and renovated now it is a memorial to the Young Kuwaiti patriots.
  • December 27, 2016
    It has buetiful accesories and clothes and guns it amazing
  • October 10, 2016
    Superb museum.
  • November 6, 2013
    The museum was very well organised. Despite the fact that its really hard to find the museum, my friends and I enjoyed doing the college project about it.

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