The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) is dedicated to bringing to life the unique story of Qatar and its people. It actively gives voice to the nation’s rich heritage and culture and demonstrates our extensive network of ties with other nations and people around the world. Designed as a vibrant and immersive space, diverse communities can come together and experience Qatar’s past, present and future.
The complex form of the desert rose, found in Qatar’s arid desert regions, inspired the striking design of the new museum building, conceived by French architect Jean Nouvel.
The new building embraces Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani’s original palace—his family home and seat of the government for 25 years. This nationally significant building has been carefully restored and conserved, so that it can be enjoyed by visitors and future generations to come.
In addition to the unique architecture and stunning gallery spaces, visitors can enjoy a 220-seat auditorium; eat at two new restaurants or café and experience a traditional food forum.
For scholars and students, the museum offers a new research Centre and laboratories along with access to digital archives. A newly landscaped park also provides visitors with a chance to explore and learn about Qatar’s indigenous plants and their role in Qatari culture.
ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
The story of Qatar unfolds across 11 striking galleries, all employing innovative approaches to storytelling. Each gallery provides a unique perspective across time and connects visitors to lives lived between land and sea. All the senses will be triggered through a creative combination of sounds including music and oral histories, visually through film and archival images and even by smell through evocative aromas.
The National Museum of Qatar will also encourage a spirit of exploration and connection with a range of places of significance and interest outside of the museum—features which define Qatar and its people—encouraging visitors to explore the country’s landscapes, archaeological sites, historic and contemporary architecture, as well as other museums.
Hours & Admissions
Weekday Opening Hours
Sunday – Wednesday: 9.00am – 7.00pm
Thursday- Saturday: 9.00am – 7.00pm
Friday : 1.30pm – 7.00pm
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