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The site of a bloody battle between the Kuwaitis and the Iraqis just before Liberation, Al-Qurain House is now a museum dedicated to those who laid their lives. A mounted Iraqi tank at the Jahra Gate roundabout at the end of Fahd Al-Salem Street is a reminder of the folly of war. Al-Qurain House is known to be the “symbol of Kuwaiti resistance.” It now houses a museum built to commemorate all those who lost their lives in that battle. So if you’re interested in reliving the horror of the battle and part of Kuwait’s historical past, a visit to this fascinating museum is recommended! 360Dewan blog has a great post with more information regarding this historical site HERE.
Directions: Road 208 Qurain Housing Area
*Image via 360Dewan.com
The Scientific Center of Kuwait (TSCK) fortifies the message of scientific awareness in the State of Kuwait, while strengthening its cultural heritage. Its activities are dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge related to the environment. TSCK encourages people’s care and commitment in preserving the desert, marine life, and ecosystems of the Arabian Gulf region.
The Tareq Rajab Museum houses a collection of over thirty thousand items collected over the last fifty years, of which approximately ten thousand are on permanent display. Tareq Sayed Rajab was the first Kuwaiti to be sent abroad to study art and archaeology. While a student in the United Kingdom, he met his future wife, Jehan Wellborne, who from her childhood was interested in folklore and particularly the arts and life of exotic peoples and minorities. They got married in 1955 and after their return to Kuwait; Mr. Rajab was appointed as the first Director of the Department of Antiquities and Museums of Kuwait. He resigned from his post in 1969 and together with his wife opened the New English School for Kuwaiti and foreign children. By then they were already involved in collecting material for a future Museum of their own. They travelled all over the Islamic world and beyond to Central and South-East Asia and the Far East, collecting artefacts and photographing monuments, peoples, their customs, everything they believed could be used and exhibited in a museum. As a result of their hard work and research, they were able to open the Museum to the public in 1980. The Museum is divided into two parts: in Area A, calligraphy, manuscripts, miniatures, ceramics, metalwork, glass, jade-, wood- and stone-carvings are exhibited. Area B contains objects which were produced in the Islamic world during the last ca. 250 years, i.e. costumes, textiles, jewellery and musical instruments.
When visiting the National Museum, you can view thousands of items in display, like: ancient fossils, bones, Islamic artifacts, flint and potteries tools. All these displays and more are a glimpse on the culture, heritage and history of the Kuwaiti society and Islamic world.
Location: The Kuwait National Museum is located on the Arabian Gulf Street between Seif Palace & the National Assembly (Parliament).
Phone: 2245-1195 or 2245-6534
The Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah (DAI) is a cultural organization based on a Kuwaiti private art collection. Since its inception in 1983, DAI has grown from a single focus organization created to manage the loan of the prestigious Al-Sabah Collection of art from the Islamic world to the State of Kuwait to become an internationally recognised cultural organisation.
The Costa Del Sol Hotel is in the process of organizing the First Animation Art Show in Kuwait of the world’s largest private collection of Animation Production Cels & Drawings from Warner Brothers’ famous
“Batman: The Animated Series”
You can see part of the collection HERE.
Most of the collection is on display in the hotel. The display will be changed on a weekly basis (every Saturday). Sounds like a fun thing to go see!
Contact the hotel for more info: 1830-083
Click on the attached file below for a map to the hotel!
Sadu House is an artistic house and museum in Kuwait City, Kuwait located near the Kuwait National Museum. It was established in 1980 to protect the interests of the Bedouins and their ethnic handicrafts, Sadu weaving, which is an embroidery form in geometrical shapes hand woven by Bedouin people. The original house originally existed as a mud building in the early twentieth century but was destroyed during the 1936 Kuwaiti floods. By 1984, Sadu House had registered 300 Bedouin women, producing about seventy items every week. A major tourist attraction in Kuwait City, Sadu House has several chambers each decorated with pottered motifs of houses, mosques etc. Another section has been renovated into Al-Baraha that is mainly a roofed playground for the children. If you want to spend a quality time with your loved ones then just relax in the Abu Adnan cafe of the Sadu House of Kuwait. The cafe is beautifully decorated with wooden benches and colorful woven pieces.
Hours: Sat-Thursday, 8am – 1pm
Contact: 5562-4517 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org