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Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy

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Address: Street 1 Block 12, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Eye-opening and beautiful

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 cultures, times and countries in this beautiful collection. You can also get there by bus... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 located in Jabriya. The collections are well-organised and it's possible to view everything in one... More 

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Ventspils, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 Middle East. A wide range of objects, with the calligraphy museum nearby worth a separate... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

When I visited the Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy, I was no longer surprised to be the only visitor. The museum is a must visit for people who love Calligraphy and Islamic History. The collection is pretty good and dates from the early years of the Hijri calendar. There is a coin collection from the Umayyad dynasty. The calligraphy... More 

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

This was the only museum not destroyed by the 1990 invasion. The artifacts inside are ancient and memorable. Find the time to visit this amazing place.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

A good source of knowledge and information for people who have intrest in this category of history. Better to call before visiting. To make sure of opening time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Great collection showing different styles of Arabic calligraphy over three different floors. A fun visit!

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