Qatar National Museum in Doha

Qatar National Museum

The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) can be called one of the iconic places of the country, thanks to the incredible building of architect Jean Nouvel. The museum introduces visitors to the culture, traditions, heritage and future of Qatar.

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About the museum

Qatar National Museum Building

On an area of more than 40,000 m2, an invaluable collection of more than 8000 historical documents, manuscripts, household items, textiles and costumes, jewelry, photographs and archaeological artifacts allows you to fully explore the history, culture and way of life of Qatar.

The exposition of the National Museum of Qatar

The museum offers a journey from the times of the desert and the culture of nomadic tribes, the adoption of Islam, to the creation of the Qatari state, the discovery of oil fields and modernity. The exhibitions are divided into three key stages: "The Beginning", "Life in Qatar" and "Building a Nation".

Immersive Gallery of the Qatar National Museum

The museum's eleven galleries are filled with interactive videos, light, sound, smells and state-of-the-art visual effects, inviting visitors to embark on an immersive journey through the history of Qatar.

Fountains of Jean-Michel Othoniel "Alpha" near the National Museum of Qatar

The museum complex includes a park, a permanent installation by Jean-Michel Othoniel "Alpha" of 114 fountains, a research center and laboratories, an auditorium with 220 seats, a gastronomic forum, two restaurants, cafes and two museum shops.

The interior of the shop at the National Museum of Qatar

The history of the museum

The Qatar National Museum begins its history in 1972, when, by decision of Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, it was decided to begin documenting the country's heritage and traditions. The first building of the museum, which included an auditorium with 100 seats and a library, was opened in 1975.

The current building of the Qatar National Museum was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel and opened on March 28, 2019. The unique shapes of the building resemble the crystal "Rose of the Desert", which was inspired by the architect.

The Palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani in the center of the National Museum of Qatar

The museum building was built around the central part of the palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, and the palace itself became the "heart" of the museum after restoration.

Working hours

Qatar National Museum Building

The museum is open from Saturday to Thursday from 9:00 to 19:00, on Fridays from 13:30 to 19:00

Ticket prices

Adults - 50 QAR, students - 25 QAR, children under 16 can visit for free. Tickets can be purchased online on the official website.

How to get

The museum is 300 metres from the National Museum Metro Station. From the exit, you need to walk along the museum park.

If it is not hot outside, we recommend walking along the Corniche Embankment, at the same time visiting the Museum of Islamic Art, MIA Park, Flags Square, the Old Port of Doha and the beautiful Mina district


April 04, 2024

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