Al Othman house is located at the east of Abdullah Othman Street and Ibn Khaldun Street, the area of Al-Othman hawally, built in the late nineties with an area of 9454m2. It includes many old houses surrounded by high walls and pavements around the building 157-room – 16 kitchens – 61 bathrooms. Eighty percent of the house built by cement and Iron reinforced concrete used to build the column.
All the walls have a thickness of not less than 45 cm and an armed fence work under each wall. A high wall built around the building with relatively different colors, due to the addition of buildings and houses over time.
Later the owner of the house (Al Othman) turned it into a museum. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jabar Al-Sabah inaugurated the museum in April 2013. The museum documents the history and culture of Kuwait from the pre-oil era to the present time.
Bait Al-Othman renovated now by the Kuwait Heritage Team, which has preserved noteworthy and historical artifacts of the country in its embellishing refurbished rooms. The museum built in a traditional Kuwaiti-style architecture with big courtyards and wooden ceilings, doors, and windows. Its large parking lot is full of old cars from the Historical, Vintage and Classic Cars Museum of Kuwait.
The museum has rare historical items and antiques from old Kuwaiti houses. Various handicrafts and Kuwaiti dhow models are also on display. Other items include old movies and memorabilia of Kuwaiti companies such as Kuwait Oil Company and Kuwait Airways, with outfits and pictures of the old airport on display.
Entrance Fee – KD 1.