About Al Salam Palace Museum


Al Salam Palace Museum is one of the most important projects of the Al Diwan Al Amiri Al Salam Palace was originally designed and built in the 1950s as a residential palace for Sheikh Saad Al Abdullah Al Salem Al Sabah. In 1961, after Kuwait gained its independence, a state guest house was needed to host foreign delegations that began to visit Kuwait after becoming a member of the United Nations. Thus, Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Al Sabah, Amir of Kuwait, transferred the Palace’s ownership to the State. Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Minister of Finance at the time, was assigned to supervise the construction and furnishing.

The palace received its first visitor in 1964. Over the following 26 years, more than 166 emperors, kings, heads of states and many important political and diplomatic figures visited the Palace. During the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990 the Palace was destroyed, and its properties were looted. After 23 years, Al Diwan Al Amiri set a plan for refurbishment and renovation of Al Salam Palace, converting it into a museum that narrates 300 years of Kuwait’s history. This was based on a proposal submitted by the Historical Affairs and Museums Sector of Al Diwan Al Amiri, which was assigned the task of collecting the undocumented history of Kuwait from sources all over the world in addition to the design and implementation of the museum.

In April 2019, His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber AL Sabah inaugurated Al Salam Palace Museum, which houses three main museums.

After six years of continuous work, Al Salam Palace Museum was restored and converted into a museum that combines the history of this nation, which extends back to more than 300 years under one roof. To be the first audio and visual museum in Kuwait. Where you will be experiencing Kuwait’s history in a modern and interactive way to serve as the official State museum.

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VIP Tour

Duration: 120 minutes

Looking for an upgraded experience? Join our VIP tours. This experience includes being received in a private room, refreshments, souvenir gifts, internet service, as well as the availability of golf cars throughout the tour. This tour is a non-private one, allowing you to join other groups. A maximum of 6 people is allowed in the tour.

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An Immersive all-inclusive tour of the Al Salam Palace Museum

Duration:  120 minutes

Want to take an all-inclusive and immersive tour in Kuwait’s prestigious Al Salam Palace? Then this is the tour for you.

Our expert guides will take you on a journey through the different stages of Kuwait’s history and allow you to explore all parts of our museum. The journey starts at the story of the palace, which walks you through its different rooms to the vision that made it the museum it is today. The journey continues with the history of the land and the civilizations that were here before us. Finally, your journey is concluded with a one of a kind experience of Kuwait’s History through its 15 rulers showcased for the first time under one roof.

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Palace Info

Address: Shuwaikh, Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Operation Hours
  • Sunday - Wednesday : 11 AM - 5 PM
  • Thursday : 12 PM - 6 PM
  • Friday : Closed
  • Saturday : 2 PM - 8 PM