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Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre
SSH’s Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre (ASCC) is a new world-class museum district within Kuwait City. Together with the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre (JACC), and recently restored Al Salam Palace, also SSH projects, it will form Kuwait’s new national cultural district.
The museums are a celebration of Kuwaiti, Islamic and Arab culture and history. They will also embrace and showcase the rich diversity of the world’s finest cultural achievements, with the scale, shapes and shades of the buildings designed to convey a sense of wonder and awe worthy of such accomplishments.
The complex is tied together by its central ‘street’; a covered thoroughfare forming ASCC’s spine that evokes walking down a traditional, busy Kuwaiti street. Meandering through the district beneath the spine’s technologically advanced canopy is a journey of surprises, revealing exciting spaces, Islamic patterns, corners and walkways, while offering stunning views deep into each museum building.
Visitors can enjoy six distinct experiences, each housed within their own buildings at the complex, which are a Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Museum of Islamic History, and Space Museum, as well as a Fine Arts Centre and Theatre. Each building contains an array of permanent and temporary world-class exhibits and artworks.