Popular Traditional Museum
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Popular Traditional Museum information
Forming part of the National Museum complex, the quaint Popular Traditional Museum – variously described as the Heritage Museum and the Culture Museum – is in Building 2, at the rear of the museum complex. It illustrates daily life in pre-oil Kuwait by means of a diorama of full-size figures going about their various business – be sure to see the bead maker and what the museum booklet describes as the 'men's over-robe tailor'.
Buses 12 and 16 (departing from the main bus station) stop a couple of blocks from the museum.