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QATAR MUSEUMS: New Opening, Ongoing Exhibitions, New regulations

Recently we saw members of the community actively visiting museums in Qatar. That’s a good sign that people are having more interest in arts and culture. This is especially helpful for those with little children, museums are another another venue to learn aside from school, interact with different kinds of exhibits, and develop their appreciation for arts at an early age.

Here are the different museums and galleries under Qatar Museums – the country’s preeminent institution for art and culture dedicated to providing authentic cultural experiences through an expanding network of museums, heritage sites, festivals, public art, and programming.

Check out their ongoing exhibitions and how to book your visit (tickets are required, but free for residents of Qatar):

3-2-1 QATAR AND SPORTS MUSEUM

Opening on March 31, 2022, it will be the world’s most sophisticated museum dedicated to sport. Plan your visit to enjoy interactive exhibits, inspiring stories, and fun activities that celebrate sports culture within Qatar and beyond.

Location: Khalifa International Stadium

Hours

Saturday to Thursday: 9am–7pm
Fridays: 1.30–7pm

Ramadan hours
Saturday Thursday: 9am–2 pm and 8pm–midnight
Friday: 8pm–midnight

3-2-1 Café will be open daily, 8pm to midnight.

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE: https://qm.org.qa/tickets/select-tickets/

AL RIWAQ MUSEUM

Located next to the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Museums Gallery – Al Riwaq is a temporary exhibition space that hosts an exciting roster of ambitious projects. More about the museum here: https://qm.org.qa/en/visit/museums-and-galleries/al-riwaq/

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/jKGQQG89yTvVKqUt6

ON-GOING EXHIBITION || JEFF KOONS: LOST IN AMERICA until 31 March 2022

Saturday to Thursday: 9am – 7pm
Friday: 1.30 – 7pm

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE: https://qm.org.qa/tickets/select-tickets/

FIRE STATION MUSEUM

Fire Station is a contemporary art space committed to supporting artists through its artist in residence program as well as engaging the local communities in Qatar by providing opportunities and events, which include exhibitions and public programs.

Built in 1982, the Fire Station was previously the home of the first civil defense authority in Qatar, until late 2012. Repurposed in 2014 to host the Fire Station: Artist in Residence, Ibrahim Al-Jaida, the architect leading the project, has preserved the original details of the building and its tower. The Annex and extended building were additions to the original structure. More about the museum here: https://www.firestation.org.qa/en/about

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/jKGQQG89yTvVKqUt6

ON-GOING EXHIBITION || VIRGIL ABLOH: “FIGURES OF SPEECH” until 2 April 2022

Saturday to Thursday: 9am–7pm
Friday: 1.30–7pm

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE: https://qm.org.qa/tickets/select-tickets/

M7 MUSEUM

M7 is a hub for creative startups dedicated to fashion, design and tech, located in the heart of Msheireb. Established by Qatar Museums under the leadership of Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, M7 empowers designers to explore, collaborate and develop successful businesses. More about the museum here: https://qm.org.qa/en/about-us/m7/

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/AWd6VoMxqthEc6dYA

ON-GOING EXHIBITION || CHRISTIAN DIOR “DESIGNER OF DREAMS” until 2 April 2022

Saturday to Thursday: 9am–7pm
Friday: 1.30–7pm

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE: https://qm.org.qa/tickets/select-tickets/

MATHAF: ARAB MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Founded in 2010, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, is situated in Education City in Qatar Foundation (QF), in a renovated former school building. Mathaf organizes major exhibitions, both historical and experimental, and large-scale education programs performing an important role as a center for dialogue, research, and a resource for fostering creativity. Mathaf hosts solo and group exhibitions by artists from the region and events that explore and celebrate modern and contemporary art. More about the museum here: https://www.mathaf.org.qa/en/about-us

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Yzm6LwbzGLQmCXRdA

ON-GOING EXHIBITION || KADER ATTIA: ON SILENCE until 31 March 2022

Saturday to Thursday: 9am – 7pm
Friday: 1.30 – 7pm

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE: https://qm.org.qa/tickets/select-tickets/?exhibition-deeplink=kader-attia-on-silence

MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ARTS

The iconic Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), which opened in 2008, is currently undergoing an ambitious reimagining of its interior galleries and spaces. In the fall of 2021, the world-renowned Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) embarked upon an exciting one-year project to update and upgrade its galleries. The spectacular waterfront museum will reopen in late 2022 with a new visitor-focused layout that will accommodate a larger audience and attract more tourists to Qatar. More about the museum here: https://www.mia.org.qa/en/

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/jFeneXZjNWCBowsC7

ON-GOING EXHIBITION || CURRENTLY CLOSED

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF QATAR

The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) is dedicated to bringing to life the unique story of Qatar and its people in an innovative, holistic and immersive way. “ The National Museum of Qatar is the physical manifestation of Qatar’s proud identity, connecting the country’s history with its diverse and cosmopolitan present. It will reflect a part of every Qatari’s life, representing our roots and identity. “ More about the museum here: https://nmoq.org.qa/en/about-us/

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/4LCDoaX46TL3JAgr9

ON-GOING EXHIBITION || PIPILOTTI RIST: YOUR BRAIN TO ME, MY BRAIN TO YOU until 20 December 2022

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE: https://qm.org.qa/tickets/select-tickets/?exhibition-deeplink=pipilotti-rist

MUSEUMS, GALLERIES AND GIFT SHOPS

All of our venues will be open the following hours unless otherwise indicated:

Saturday through Thursday: 9am–2 pm and 8pm–midnight
Friday: 8pm–midnight

All Museums will be closed the first day of Eid and then reopen with regular hours.

As a reminder, tickets must be purchased online in advance of your visit. See our visitor guidelines for more information.

Find out about all of the exciting activities and events happening at Qatar Museums HERE. Their wide range of programmes – including exhibitions, talks, tours, and family activities – offers something for everyone.

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Note: There are other museums in Qatar including Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum | Visit Qatar and the Msheireb Museums. We will also make a special feature about them soon.

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