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Kuwaiti Maritime Museum

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Address: Gulf Road, Salmiyah, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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short summer visit

Indoors, so excellent for a short visit on a hot day. Again, a small museum preserving the sailing and pearl diving heritage of Kuwait. Nicely laid out exhibits.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Indoors, so excellent for a short visit on a hot day. Again, a small museum preserving the sailing and pearl diving heritage of Kuwait. Nicely laid out exhibits.

Thank hazeq8
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Learned how they made their ships by hand. Also learned about the pearl divers. They have a great deal of artifacts to look at.

Thank zzpollyanna
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Totally must visit and see place during your visit to Kuwait, well built and quality is above and beyond.

Thank Mahmoud N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

It's Part of Science Center - one Section is made for old kind of wooden boat, History , How , When type - Origin of Fishermen use boat for Fishing.

Thank Ravindra F
Neuwied, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

♫ Thank you very much for this educational point of view ♪ thus I earnt a lot of nautical traffic and maritime tecniquecommercial enterprise♫ merci bien ♪

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

very Delicious food, friendly staff, very clean, prices a bit higher than normal (comparing to others in same level)

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Republic of the Congo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A great place to learn about the great history of Kuwait and its unique culture. They have some good display of Kuwait maritime history, displayed in miniature carvings. The Museum has some Historic Dhows on display.

Thank Thomas O
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The museum is quite small and the tour ends rather quickly with the upstairs mostly being a ballroom.

Thank Drs3119
Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is probably a very good place to visit but the construction was really bad and made it very difficult to get to. Also preplan your visit. Maybe on Saturday Friday everything don't open till layer in the day.

Thank weeksj2015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

The museum is small so it is easy to get through in a short amount of time. It is quaint and informative. However, the highlight was not part of the museum. Don't miss the opportunity to go upstairs and look at the ballroom that is located in the large ship. The ballroom was paneled in wood with stained glass windows... More 

Thank Bradley T N

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