The Museum, located in close propinquity to the National Assemble, comprises four buildings and a planetarium. Although, stripped and burnt by the Iraqi invaders, it houses the Al Sabah collection of Islamic art, the most extensive collections in the world. The other buildings exhibits pearl-diving leftovers, archaeological material from excavations on Failaka Islands, ethnographic artefacts etc. The Museum also consists of the Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah (DAI), a wide collection of Islamic art, which varies from early Islam to the eighteenth century. A diversity of artistic and intellectual activities revolves around this collection. A reference library, with a variety of publications of Hadeeth ad-Dar maintains a close link with the DAI, to give viewers a better knowledge of the artefacts’.