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

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🏺 Iznik week is here. 7 days of posts of various different Iznik ware ceramics from the Tareq Rajab Museum's collection!

🇹🇷 Often considered the pinnacle of Islamic ceramics, the apex of Iznik ware coincided with the golden age of the Ottoman Empire itself. The rapid expansion of the Empire, coupled with the large-scale building activities of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, served as not only a driving force behind the activities of the potters of Iznik in Western Anatolia, but also enabled access to many examples of Chinese celadon and blue and white porcelain at the court in Constantinople. 

🔷 Pottery was produced in Iznik long before the appearance of the famous faience tiles and vessels towards the end of the 15th century AD; however, early earthenware examples were replaced by the beautifully decorated vessels that have made Iznik so famous today. 

Reel by @tareqrajab

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🏺 Iznik week is here. 7 days of posts of various different Iznik ware ceramics from the Tareq Rajab Museum's collection!

🇹🇷 Often considered the pinnacle of Islamic ceramics, the apex of Iznik ware coincided with the golden age of the Ottoman Empire itself. The rapid expansion of the Empire, coupled with the large-scale building activities of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, served as not only a driving force behind the activities of the potters of Iznik in Western Anatolia, but also enabled access to many examples of Chinese celadon and blue and white porcelain at the court in Constantinople. 

🔷 Pottery was produced in Iznik long before the appearance of the famous faience tiles and vessels towards the end of the 15th century AD; however, early earthenware examples were replaced by the beautifully decorated vessels that have made Iznik so famous today. 

Reel by @tareqrajab

#iznik #i̇znik #iznikceramics #iznikceramic #ottomanhistory #ottomanempire #ottomanart #ottomanstyle #ottomandesign #islamicceramics #islamicart #islamicartwork #islamicartworks #turkishheritage #turkishhistory #ceramics #ceramicart #ceramichistory #ceramicdesign #ceramiclife #ceramicarts #islamichistory #islamicheritage #kuwait #kuwaitinstagram #kuwaitphoto #kuwaitmuseums #tareqrajabmuseum #visitkuwait #kuwaittourism
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📣 The Tareq Rajab Museum is now temporarily closed until renovation works are completed. 

However, the Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy remains open to the public as normal.

📣 The Tareq Rajab Museum is now temporarily closed until renovation works are completed.

However, the Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy remains open to the public as normal.
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🗣 We invite you to attend a lecture titled "Glass of the Islamic World in the Tareq Rajab Museum" presented by Dr. Ziad Rajab tonight at the Yarmouk Cultural Centre.

🗣 We invite you to attend a lecture titled "Glass of the Islamic World in the Tareq Rajab Museum" presented by Dr. Ziad Rajab tonight at the Yarmouk Cultural Centre. ...

🇬🇧 On behalf of everyone at the Tareq Rajab Museum, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Royal family and the entirety of the United Kingdom following the death of her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

🇬🇧 On behalf of everyone at the Tareq Rajab Museum, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Royal family and the entirety of the United Kingdom following the death of her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. ...

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