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Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy

Street 1 Block 12, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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An amazing collection of Islamic calligraphy and art

This collection was put together over many years by a Kuwaiti man and his English wife and is still... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
A must see

If you are ever in Kuwait and you wish to see something that defines the essence of a country and... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
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Street 1 Block 12, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

This collection was put together over many years by a Kuwaiti man and his English wife and is still in private hands. The entry fee was low (1 or 2 Dinar, but I've forgotten) and at the time of my visit, there were just a...More

Thank Kearon
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

If you are ever in Kuwait and you wish to see something that defines the essence of a country and its culture, you must visit the Taraq Rajab museum. Firstly it is a very beautiful place that as soon as you enter is the epitomy...More

2  Thank dadam67
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I was the only one there at the time. They had to turn the lights on for me. It's an amazing collection of calligraphy! A must!

Thank Ripwalk
Reviewed 4 January 2017

In the beginning was the word and this gem of a museum (a twin of the Taeq Rajab museum) shows how the word of God and man is more than a literary device, but a means of artistic expression. Not only this museum houses a...More

Thank ahpincis
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Given the Islamic religion not being usually expressed through images of human figures in paintings or sculptures, the beautiful ancient writing of Quran in Arabic became the object of art. The lucky ones could get to truly appreciate different forms of this art from different...More

1  Thank TOsunnyfirst
Reviewed 27 July 2016

More than 100,000 items collected over a period of more than 60 years are displayed in this museum belonging to Tareq Rajab and his wife. Large and interesting collections from all over Asia and the Far East. Take your time visiting the museum which is...More

Thank Faisalq8i
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Mr. and Mrs. Rajab did an amazing job of gathering (and then protecting) hand-made beauty when others didn't care-- their work would simply not be possible anymore. Beautiful, sense-rich glimpse into a world that few people know about-- even, sadly, most young people in the...More

2  Thank twisted?
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Amazing artefacts, especially the fabrics and curtains. Variety of books, carvings, pictures and much more. Very beautiful. Parking is easy opposite New English School if it's not during a school day. 5 min walk from the other Tariq Rajab museum which I would also recommend.

3  Thank Lou332
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Great continuation for the other Museum this Islamic Calligraphy Museum is a fun for Islamic Arts well organized place in a reasonable fee 2 KD

4  Thank bnghanem
Reviewed 17 January 2016

It's an amazing museum and very beautiful on the inside and out. The museum has such a diverse collection and is quite large. Even children will find it interesting because there's something for everyone. A must-visit for anyone in Kuwait especially history lovers.

1  Thank revenge-avenge
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