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Address: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Phone Number:
965 22456535

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Not what is expected of a national museum.Few visitors, hard to find staff at the planetarium. More to see at Hawalli Othman museum. Combine with visit to Sadu House. Civil ID... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not what is expected of a national museum.Few visitors, hard to find staff at the planetarium. More to see at Hawalli Othman museum. Combine with visit to Sadu House. Civil ID taken on entry!

Thank hazeq8
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Construction around,but good to see the Bedouin history and feel their dessert lives. The museum should be equipped more

Thank Pelin B
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Hard to find since there are no clear signs and it is located behind brick walls. Free and under construction. Staff are friendly who allowed me to put my heavy bag at the counter. Unlike other museums where there are staff for tours, there isn't any. I bumped into Mr Sultan - the Director of Antiquities who showed me the... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Even though it's under construction, this is one of my favourite touristic places here in Kuwait. I can't wait to see what changes they're making to it once it's done. I loved their planetarium. They also had a division dedicated to the history of Kuwaiti families made entirely out of wax (the Kuwait Heritage Museum).

Thank falkhalifah
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Is a bit hard to find because it is all hidden behind walls of sheet metal and construction material. The museum itself is free, and if it wasnt free it wouldent be even worth a look at this point. There are only two exhibits open, one showing old pottery and the other is a mock village of how life was... More 

Thank Ziggy28104
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

The museum wasn't too bad as I had modest expectations. The dioramas are fairly pleasant and generally well done, if slightly dated. The archeological exhibits are potentially interesting but the very limited captions / explainations really need to be improved though.

Thank Peter M
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

The current National Museum is currently undergoing a renovation but the planetarium is a must-visit for anyone in Kuwait. It's really beautiful. The planetarium is located within the national museum complex. Entry is free.

Thank revenge-avenge
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

this museum is surrounded with some other location also, which are really good so when ever planning to visit this location don't forget to visit planetarium next to it.

Thank Hanif C
Copenhagen, Denmark
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88 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

There is no day bad enough to justify visiting this place. This is a museum a reminder of how museums were done 50 years are go. Just a lot of glass boxes with old stuff and no real explanation or story to them.. "here you see 50 old plates", "here you see 50 coins from the Hellenic period", "here you... More 

1 Thank JacobHasle
Surat, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

National museum is good but it is a small museum and construction work is also going on. Got some difficulty to find the museum. Collection of old radio sets, cameras and gramophones are good. Information about Failakka island is nice to know. Coins and old artifacts shows history of Failakka island and connection with Alexander. Entry is free. Place is... More 

Thank rajanjari

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