Tareq Rajab Museum

About The Tareq Rajab Museum

The Tareq Rajab Museum was founded in 1980 by Tareq S. Rajab and his wife, Jehan S. Rajab. Their deep interest in Arab and Islamic objects of art motivated them to gradually collect over the years during their extensive travels through countries of the Middle East and the Islamic World. Beyond the simple of enjoyment of these objects for their rich visual qualities, it was the feeling of necessity to preserve them for future educational purposes that encouraged both Tareq and Jehan to establish a museum. Their hope was that the museum and its many objects would serve to inspire future generations of artists, crafts people and artisans, whilst also providing pleasure to all visitors from Kuwait, its neighbouring countries and in particular, people from other far away lands upon their arrival in the Arab world.

The Tareq Rajab Museum is currently home to roughly thirty thousand objects, of which over ten thousand are on permanent display. On display are a number of important manuscripts, a large collection of jewellery, arms and armour, costumes and the large bronze door of Sultan Barquq. For more details on all the collections housed in the Tareq Rajab Museum, see the “Collections in the Tareq Rajab Museum” section below. To learn more about the nearby Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy click here.

Collections in the Tareq Rajab Museum

Collections in The Tareq Rajab Museum

A Peak into the Museum

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Block 12, Street 5, Building 22
Jabriya, Kuwait

Block 12, Street 5, Building 22
Jabriya, Kuwait

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