WATCH: Welcome to Qatar - Discover Qatar's history at Msheireb Museums
Msheireb Museums celebrate the history of four historic heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha. Located within the oldest part of the capital, they form an important part of Qatar’s national history.
They reveal unique aspects of Qatar’s cultural and social development in inspiring to create trusted environments in which the people of Qatar can engage, converse and exchange thoughts about both their past and their future.
Msheireb Museums are an integral aspect of the inner city’s regeneration of the old commercial centre with its traditional community-based lifestyle. The restoration of the four heritage houses, Bin Jelmood House, Company House, Mohammed Bin Jassim House and Radwani House, into world-class museums forms a vital part of the Msheireb Downtown Doha development.
Entrance is free and visitors of all ages are welcome. Spend your day learning more about Qatar’s distinct architecture and rich heritage narrated through the use of captivating imagery and interactive mediums.
The museums are open Monday till Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm, and on Fridays from 3 pm to 9 pm. The museums are closed on Sundays.
Mohammed bin Jassim House
This house highlights Doha’s history as a city, focusing on its architectural heritage. Built by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Jassim Al-Thani, son of the founder of modern Qatar, this heritage house addresses the past, the present and the sustainable aspect on which Msheireb Downtown Doha is based. The museum houses the Echo Memory Art Project using objects uncovered during excavation work on the site.
Bin Jelmood House
Bin Jelmood House tackles the history of slavery in Qatar and the region, raising awareness about human exploitation, but also highlighting the role and perseverance of those that were enslaved in history.
This house is the original restored headquarters of Qatar's first oil company. It tells the story of Qatar's pioneering petroleum workers.
First contructed in the 1920s, the final restored house provides a peek into the evolution of family life in Qatar over the years.
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