WATCH: Discover Qatar's history at Msheireb Museums
This edition of Qatar Living's Flashback Fridays features a look back at our visit to Msheireb Museums, one of the most culturally precious sites in Qatar that showcases the country's rich history through its four heritage houses.
Nestled within the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Qatar, the Msheireb Museums reveal unique aspects of Qatar’s cultural and social development over the years.
The mesmerizing environment at the museums takes visitors on a journey into the evolution of the nation allowing people to engage, converse and exchange thoughts about both Qatar's past and its future.
Msheireb Museums are an integral aspect of the inner city’s regeneration of the old commercial center 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, serves as 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 from Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Fridays from 3 pm to 9 pm. They remain 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 constructed 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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