The Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre
The Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre has created a new world-class museum district within Kuwait City. Together with the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre, it forms Kuwait’s new national cultural district.
The cultural district is a celebration of the scientific and cultural achievements of mankind, and the scale, shapes and shades of the buildings are designed to convey a sense of wonder and awe.
Each building contains an array of permanent and temporary world-class exhibits and artworks. Walking through the cultural district beneath the canopy of the street leads to a journey full of surprises, with stunning views deep into the heart of the museums where visitors can see framed vistas of priceless exhibits.
Kuwaiti architecture is represented by the main ‘street’, echoing the traditional ‘Ferej’. This creates exciting spaces, Islamic patterns, corners and walkways that mirror the experience of walking down a traditional, busy Kuwaiti street.
The museum district consists of six main buildings:
• Natural History Museum
• Science Museum
• Museum of Islamic History
• Space Museum
• Fine Arts Centre