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.