Museums to visit in Qatar

Museums to visit in Qatar

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Art and culture are something that portray the essence of a country. As Qatar witnesses a huge rise in tourism, apart from the luxurious treats that the country has in store for you, art and history lovers can enjoy their time in many of the museums in Qatar. 

Following are some of the museums to visit in Qatar: 

National Museum of Qatar 

The National Museum of Qatar depicts Qatar's rich history and culture. It welcomes people from all walks of life to explore its vibrant space and learn about Qatar's past, present, and future. Each exhibit provides a unique historical viewpoint and connects viewers to the experiences of Qataris on land and at sea. A deft combination of sights, sounds, and even evocative scents engages all of the senses.

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Location: Museum Park Street

Contact: +974 44525555

Website: National Museum of Qatar

Timings: Saturday – Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm; Friday: 1:30 pm – 7 pm  

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art 

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art hosts an excellent collection of Arab modern and contemporary art, as well as cultural and historical ties. Mathaf's collection, which is jointly owned by Qatar Museums and Qatar Foundation, contains over 9,000 works of art, making it the world's largest specialist collection of its kind. The initial collection of works was curated by H.E. Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed bin Ali Al Thani. The museum has expanded as a stimulating place for conversation and research on modern and contemporary art with Doha-based artists, as well as a location for art creation and display.

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Location: Education City

Contact: +974 44028855

Website: Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Timings: Saturday – Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm; Friday: 1:30 pm – 7 pm 

Museum of Islamic Arts 

The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) holds one of the world's most extensive collections of Islamic art, including treasures from all around the world illustrating the richness of Islamic tradition. The MIA collection honors the Islamic world's significant legacy and contribution to global heritage.

The museum will open its doors again on October 5, 2022. 

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Location: MIA Park

Contact: +974 44224444

Website: Museum of Islamic Arts 

Msheireb Museums 

Msheireb Museums honors the history of four old heritage residences. They exhibit distinct aspects of Qatar's cultural and social evolution in ways that inspire the Qatari people to create safe spaces in which they can participate, converse, and express their perspectives on both their past and their future. 

The conversion of four heritage homes into world-class museums—Bin Jelmood House, Company House, Mohammed Bin Jassim House, and Radwani House—is a critical component of the Msheireb Downtown Doha development. 

Location: Msheireb Downtown

Contact: +974 40065555

Website: Msheireb Museums

Timings: Saturday, Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm; Friday: 3 pm – 9 pm; Sunday: Closed  

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum 

3-2-1 is the newest addition to Qatar Museums' network, and it supports the human development pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030, emphasizing the essential role of sports in developing human capital and guaranteeing a prosperous and sustainable future. In recent years, Qatar has established itself as a prominent global sports hub, and the opening of the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum is a great achievement for Qatar Museums. 

The architecture of the Museum features a circular entry structure and a main building that follows the arc of the Khalifa International Stadium. Doha Sports City, commonly known as Aspire Zone, is a 250-hectare (2.5-kilometer) sporting complex in Doha's Baaya neighborhood. 

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Location: Khalifa International Stadium

Timing: Sunday - Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm; Fridays: 1.30 pm – 7 pm

Contact: +974 44525568

Website: 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum 

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum 

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum houses three distinct museums namely, the car museum, carpet museum and FBQ museum. 

The FBQ Museum houses over 30,000 pieces spanning over a century and varying in size. It exhibits things from the Jurassic period to the early Islamic period and up to the present day, organized into twelve themes: Islamic Art, Qatar Heritage, vehicles, jewelry, and currency. 

Over 600 rugs may be found in the Carpet Museum. Intricate hand-woven rugs from Iran, India, and Turkey are among the most valuable treasures. Some of our most beautiful carpets use patterns, threads, and dyes from all around the world. There are also carpets that highlight Qatari sadu, a traditional Bedouin method that is still used to produce cushions and tents today. 

The Car Museum's unique collection offers a fascinating trip through time and places, from historic cars and trucks to convertibles and limousines. All vehicles are in functional order and are routinely lent out for car shows and other displays. 

Location: Al Samriya

Contact: +974 44902340

Timing: Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm, Friday: 2 pm – 7 pm, 

              Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm,Sunday: Closed

Website: Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum  

Museum of Illusions Doha 

The Museum of Illusions in Doha provides a venue appropriate for both social and entertainment visits into the world of illusions that has thrilled people of all ages. It's a one-of-a-kind location for new adventures and enjoyment with friends and family. It is not just a favorite destination for youngsters, but also for families. 

Take your time to enjoy its hologram collection, examine each optical illusion, and completely examine each installation. They're a fantastic, humorous reminder that our preconceptions about the world we view are frequently nothing more than a plethora of illusions. 

Location: The Gate Mall

Contact: +974 40206273

Timing: Saturday – Thursday: 9 am – 10 pm, Friday: 1 pm – 10 pm

Website: Museum of Illusions Doha 

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