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Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy

Street 1 Block 12, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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An interesting insight into the amazing world of Arabic calligraphy

Very good value for money. Ever wondered just how small some of the world's Qur'ans can be? What... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Paul B
A blast from the past!

Amazing artifact collection especially the dagger and arquebus department a great window into the... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Ibrahim H
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Very good value for money. Ever wondered just how small some of the world's Qur'ans can be? What about marveling at the wonder of calligraphy but in a different language? Then look no further. This is the place for you. With written information points in...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Amazing artifact collection especially the dagger and arquebus department a great window into the past, I highly recommend it

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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

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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

3  Thank dadam67
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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!

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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

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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
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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

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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?
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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
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