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Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Arts

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Address: Jabriya Block 12 Street 1, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Well worth part of a day.

There are two museums under the same 'brand'. One of the focuses on Islamic calligraphy (principally Qur'ans) and the other has a much wider selection of exhibits. They are within... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are two museums under the same 'brand'. One of the focuses on Islamic calligraphy (principally Qur'ans) and the other has a much wider selection of exhibits. They are within walking distance of each other. Entry is a couple of dinars for each one (if I remember correctly). The signage in both museums is reasonably good and there were no... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a bit dated, and very crowded, but you will never see as many Arab and Islamic artifacts in one place. If really into jewelry or swords or textiles, you could spend all day here.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is an inspired collection. It is eclectic, being the product of two talented individuals; Tareq Rajab and his wife, housing both Islamic and ethnographic objects. While the scale of the museum is modest in relation to National collections, it remains a family collection of great importance and is honestly breathtaking in its range and quality with some truly fascinating... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Kuwait does not have many museums. The Tarek Rajanb Museums - one for calligraphy and one for Islamic Arts are definitely places to visit. This Kuwaiti gentleman has been collecting pieces since he was a young boy. His collections come from all over the Middle East. To me (European) , the museum for Calligraphy, although it has outstanding collections, is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The museum is extensive and the quality and variety of the artifacts is impressive. In fact, I would describe the value of the collection as priceless. It is sad to see this wonderful museum so under visited. Anyone interested in Islamic history and art will love it. The pieces come from all over the Islamic world, from Morocco to India.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We have bean going to this museum for years and always find it very interesting. There's so much going on in there we tend to go for a few hours & go back again a couple of years later as there's so much to take in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

This museum is perfect with its enormous collection of calligraphy and art work. This place is really worth seeing if you enjoy history and calligraphy. Many pieces are very rare, hard to find. I have seen few other museums in the world with such ancient pieces.

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Dubai
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I had to drive in circles for nearly one hour to find this place since even the TripAdvisor's location pin for this place is wrong, as is the Google Maps location pin as well. If that wasn't frustrating enough, their phone was busy the entire morning when I was trying to call them. Luckily, I had gotten through the day... More 

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Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

The Tareq Rajab Museum is basically a house that has been converted into a display for old war finds. The outside does not look like much but the inside has astounding collections. You can see a variety of things, like swords, guns, cutlasses and more. They also have numerous interesting Qura'an manuscripts. Definitely a must see if you're interested in... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Amazing place. Pictures don't do it justice. The entrance fee is just 2 KD, visits are not by appointment. The pottery collection is very large and comprehensive, including vessels from pre-Islamic times right up to the early 20th century. The museum is considered to be the world leading museum specialising in Silver Folk jewellery, it houses around 12,000 pieces. The... More 

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