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Al Salam Palace Museum Now Open Again

One of the nicest museums in Kuwait, Al Salam Palace opened right at the start of the pandemic and so had to close again soon after. But, after a long delay, the museum is now open again.

Unlike other museums, Al Salam Palace isn’t a walk around freely museum but requires you to be part of a tour. They have two kinds of tours available, a standard tour or a VIP tour.

Standard Tour (English or Arabic)
Duration: 120 minutes
Cost: KD8

VIP Tour (English or Arabic)
Duration: 120 minutes
Cost: KD20

The English tour is only available on Sundays which is going suck for anyone with a day job since they’re only open from 10AM to 4PM. But, it’s a great place to visit so if you’re interested in booking, their website is

For a sneak peek at what’s inside, check out my previous post from when I took the tour. Link

15 replies on “Al Salam Palace Museum Now Open Again”

what’s the difference between the standard tour and vip tour? Their website just states that you will be welcomed like a VIP

Where in the world did you hear or see that? It’s not only screens, I would say about 80% of it is actual physical stuff, related to the Palace, the history of Kuwait, and the rulers of Kuwait

This museum is one of the best in the region, and may be one of the best anyone can visit anywhere

The website doesn’t show dates or times for booking. No phone number. And it seems they operate during weekdays only.

The website does show dates and times for bookings. If you can’t see a date or time slot its because either:

– they’re sold out
– you’re looking for English tours on days they don’t have English tours

Thank you but unfortunately I have a day job😅 I wish they were encouraging visitors to come. You are the only one who mentioned this place. Even my Kuwaiti colleagues didn’t know when I asked.

I participated Sunday, 15 August 2021 before my teaching job started again. There is a maximum 6 participants, however I was alone because family of five didn’t show up. There is plenty to see, including movies, written information, and interactive displays so two hours was insufficient and I’d enjoy visiting again. Everyone was kind and gracious with expert knowledge about the palace and Kuwait’s history.

They told me VIP Tour is individual and includes a snack plus your photo with the chandelier.

As previously mentioned, no photos are allowed inside. Since photography is my hobby, I suggested if there could be a photographer’s tour in the future.

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