While being stuck in Hawally traffic jam last night (I hate Hawally at night) I spotted this old building that looked like a museum in Al Othman street nearby Al Othman Center, it was written Bait Al Othman Museum. I got curious to know what exactly it is and what’s inside it. As I arrived at the gate, it was closed so I went to the other side of the house and saw a management office, they said this is Al Othman House and it’s a new historical museum that will open to public shortly, it hosts art gallery and exhibitions halls.
I ask if they could give a brief tour inside but they said that I needed a written approval, they were kinda sceptic when I told them about the blog and all (obviously many are still not familiar with blogging in Kuwait). Long story short, I managed to get some photos and information about the it so bear with me.
The museum is managed by Kuwait National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters and took over two years of work, they are still working. The museum is divided into three sections;
Bait; It contains rare historical items and antiques for old Kuwaiti houses, the living room, the bride’s room, and Diwan.
Drama; Focuses on traditional Kuwaiti arts, antiques and belongings of old Kuwaiti artists. There is a theater to show classic movies and there is an art gallery.
Life Journey; Shows the chronicle of events for Kuwait development, the workmanship, the crafts and there are dhows (old ships) displayed.
It’s great to see that Kuwait is finally paying more attention for historical museums in recent years, I’m looking forward to having a visit when it’s finally open for the public.
Address: Al Othman Street – Hawally block2
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