Qatar has quickly adapted to the large number of tourists that continues to increase each year by offering many diverse activities. The cultural side has become a must in this small Gulf country.
This is why many visitors take the time to visit the various museums in and around Doha.
What are the best museums in Qatar?
In this article, we are going to present you the 10 best museums to discover when you go to Qatar. Diverse and varied, you will see that there is something for everyone. If you are interested in Qatar and want to visit, we recommend you to read our article on the 10 best hotels in Doha.
1. Museum of Islamic Art
The Islamic Art Museum is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Doha with its architecture that is simply impressive with beauty and true ingenuity. You will discover one of the magnificent pieces of art that are part of the permanent collection. Allow 2 to 3 hours to get an idea of the entire museum.
2. Qatar National Museum
This is a splendid building to visit in Doha. The interior of the National Museum of Qatar is dedicated to local history, lifestyle and traditions. In each room, you will find a particular theme with a small filmography to better understand.
In addition, small play areas for children are dedicated so that everyone can enjoy it. By going to this museum, your ticket will be valid for 3 days, which allows you to rediscover all their works several times during your stay.
3. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum
Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum has a beautiful collection of oriental objects. You will also have at your disposal a beautiful collection of old cars.
In order to enjoy the visit, count 2 good hours to make the complete tour of the museum.
You will discover beautiful pieces of the 18th and 19th century to observe. We highly recommend you to visit this museum.
4. Museum of Illusions
The Museum of Illusions is a modern art museum. It is the perfect place for a family experience. Children will enjoy the special place for them called “the infinity room”.
There is a great family atmosphere with many activities. The staff is well trained to show you as many incredible works as possible.
5. Mathaf: Museum of Modern Arab Art
This modern art gallery is located in the education city area near the universities. Although it is not a big gallery, it will allow you to discover local Arab artists. A nice place to go as a couple to admire fascinating exhibitions for an hour.
6. Fire Station Artist in Residence
The Fire Station Artist in Residence museum is a great experience for the senses. Most of the works on display are wonderfully organized and lit. A bus is provided free of charge. Don’t forget to stop by their famous art shop next door where you can leave with some great souvenirs.
7. Msheireb Enrichment Centre
The small Msheireb Enrichment Centre museum has a brief but excellent history that is easy to understand about the rapid transformation of the capital from a small to a large city.
You will be able to discover the future exhibition on urbanism giving an exciting vision of a new sustainable development on a human scale. A great address to visit for those who are passionate about architecture.
8. QM Al Riwaq Gallery
If you decide to visit QM Gallery Al Riwaq, German design will be widely presented and it will make the visit interesting with all the large exhibition rooms. Porsche lovers will enjoy going here for the set of vintage cars on display.
9. Doha Artists’ Square
This is a place that not many people go to, but we recommend for fun to go to the Carre d’Artistes in Doha to see how an art auction is done. It will be quite fun to watch for a few minutes with friends.
10. Souq Waqif Art Center
The Souq Waqif Art Center is an art center where you can discover many different artists and their paintings for free.
A nice way to spend an hour of the day in a well decorated place with many painting stores, cafes and mainly artists and painters with their unique drawings. If you are interested in artworks in general, you will enjoy staying there longer.
Discover the culture of Qatar
You now know the 10 best art places to discover in Doha. As you may have noticed, there are not many museums, but the advantage is that they all have their own identity and focus, which makes each visit interesting.
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