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MUSEUMS

MSHREIB MUSEUMS

Is a project by Msheireb Properties which 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 Qatars national history. They reveal unique aspects of Qatars cultural and social development in inspiring to create trusted environments in which the people of Qatar will engage, converse and exchange thoughts about both their past and their future.[1] Msheireb Museums are an integral aspect of the inner citys regeneration of the old commercial c...

SHEIKH FAISAL BIN QASSIM AL THANI MUSEUM

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum is a privately owned museum located in the municipality of Al Rayyan in Qatar. Encompassing an area of 530,000 m, the three-building museum was opened in 1998 by Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani The museum is located in Al Samriya, a locality of Al-Shahaniya that is approximately 20 km westward of the capital Doha. It is accessible through Dukhan Road. In 1998, Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani opened the museum to the public. The museum, consisting of three buildings, was built over a historic fort in Al Samriya...

ISLAMIC ART MUSEUM

The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located on the Corniche in the Qatari capital Doha. The iconic building was designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum is influenced by ancient Islamic architecture, yet has a unique design. It was the first of its kind in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf and has a very large collection of Islamic art, plus a study and a library. Sabiha Al Khemir served as the founding director of the museum from late 2007- January 2008.[2] Occupying a total area of 45,000 m2, the museum is located on an artificial peninsula ove...

MATHAF MUSEUM

The Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha offers an Arab perspective on modern and contemporary art and supports creativity, promotes dialogue and inspires new ideas. Established in 2010, it is considered to be among the most important cultural attractions in the country. Mathaf permanent collection exhibition occupies seven galleries in the upper floor, while the atrium and five galleries are dedicated to temporary exhibitions. The museum looks at major modern and contemporary movements represented in the collection. Mathaf opened on 30 December 2010 w...

QATAR WEAPONRY MUSEUM

The Weaponry Museum, located in Luqta, has an impressive collection of arms and armour, some from the 16th century. The beauty and rarity of this collection of ancient and modern weaponry, including solid gold daggers, Persian rifles from the Ottoman era and a superb collection of swords, highlights the craftsmanship owned by powerful people of Qatar and its generations. What also makes this museum worth a visit is the dazzling array of gold and silver swords and daggers, including a khanjar (ceremonial dagger) that belonged to Lawrence of Arabia. The museum is...

ARAB POSTAL STAMPS

The collection of stamps at Arab Postal Stamps Museum, Katara, is in fact a compilation of the entire Arabian culture, history and civilization, and this too in a single hall. The museum holds multi-themed stamp collections from 22 Arab countries. This philatelic museum showcases not only fauna and flora of Arab world but also its heroes and leaders. From horses to flowers, ancient civilization to cultural costumes, sports to architecture, every hue of Arab life welcomes visitors from behind transparent glasses. Once you complete a full round of the gal...

AL KHOR MUSEUM

Al Khor museum lies in Al Khor town about 57km north of Doha, the museum is a two-storey restored building along the Corniche. The ground floor contains an anthropological section, a section of marine and land life and a section depicting the traditional fishing, diving and shipbuilding for which Al Khor is long famous. The first floor exhibits recently discovered artefacts used in the ancient industries for making dyes from sea shells as well as geological maps showing the changes in Qatar over the last 120,000 years and excavation discoveries in the Al Khor a...