Visiting The Museum

Saturday – Thursday: 09:00 AM – 12.00 PM & 16:00 PM – 19:00PM
Friday: 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Tareq Rajab Museum
Block 12, Street 5, Building 22
Jabriya, Kuwait

Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy
Block 12, Street 1, Building 2
Jabriya, Kuwait

Admission is KD2 for adults
Admission for school trips is free
The same ticket can be used at both museums

Visiting The Museum

Saturday – Thursday: 09:00 AM – 12.00 PM & 16:00 PM – 19:00PM
Friday: 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Tareq Rajab Museum
Block 12, Street 5, Building 22
Jabriya, Kuwait

Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy
Block 12, Street 1, Building 2
Jabriya, Kuwait

Admission is KD2 for adults
Admission for school trips is free
The same ticket can be used at both museums

Visiting the Museum

Saturday – Thursday: 09:00 AM – 12.00 PM & 16:00 PM – 19:00PM
Friday: 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Tareq Rajab Museum
Block 12, Street 5, Building 22
Jabriya, Kuwait

Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy
Block 12, Street 1, Building 2
Jabriya, Kuwait

Admission is KD2 for adults
Admission for school trips is free
The same ticket can be used at both museums

Welcome To The Tareq Rajab Museum

Established in 1980 by Tareq S. Rajab and Jehan S. Rajab, the Tareq Rajab Museum houses a collection of over thirty thousand items collected over the last sixty years, of which approximately ten thousand are on permanent display. While the museum is often referred to as a single entity, its collections are displayed across two nearby locations. The “Tareq Rajab Museum“, is the original museum founded in 1980 and is home to the collections of  Islamic manuscripts, ceramics, glass, metalwork including the Bronze Door of Sultan Barquq, Islamic arms and armour, a large collection of silver folk jewellery, textiles, embroideries, costumes, musical instruments and orientalist artwork. In contrast, the “Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy“, which was founded in 2007, displays a range of mediums for Arabic script including manuscripts by famous calligraphers and scientists such as Yaqut Al-Musta’simi, Sheikh Hamdullah Al-Amasi, Ya’qub Ibn Ishaq Al-Kindi and Qusta Ibn Luqa Al-Ba’albaki, contemporary calligraphy and art, as well as decorated ceramics, metalwork, glass and textiles, such as four Burqa’s (curtains of the Holy Ka’aba’s door) located at the centre of the museum and a curtain from the inside of the shrine of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) in Medina. 

Featured Collections

We're on Instagram

🏛 Founded in 1980 by Tareq and Jehan S. Rajab, the Tareq Rajab Museum is the oldest dedicated Islamic Art museum in the Arabian Gulf. Ahead of its time, since 1980 the Museum has housed collections of Islamic manuscripts, arms & armour, metalwork, jewellery, glass, costumes & textiles, stonework and ceramics produced in the last 1400 years. To find out more about the Tareq Rajab Museum, please click the link in our bio!

🕰 The Museum is open Saturday - Thursday from 9am - 12pm and 4pm - 7pm. The Museum is open on Friday between 9am - 12pm.

🎟 Tickets are available for KD2 per person, while admittance for children is free. Any tickets purchased may also be used at our second Museum, the nearby Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy.
.
📸 Photograph by @tareqrajab 
.
#islamicart #islamicartwork #islamicmuseum #islamichistory #islamicworld #islamicarmsandarmor #armsandarmour #islamicjewelry #antiquejewelry #islamicceramics #islamicglass #islamicmetalwork #incenseburners #antiquecostume #kuwait #kuwaithistory #kuwaitinstagram #kuwaitphoto #kuwaitpic #kuwaitart #kuwaitphotography #historyofkuwait #persiangulf #arabiangulf #museumhistory #museumnetwork #museumsoftheworld #museumsofinstagram #visitkuwait #museumlovers
Scroll to Top