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Qatar’s Msheireb Museums reopens doors to visitors

06 July 2020

Msheireb Museums, the four heritage houses and the cultural destination at Msheireb Downtown Doha has reopened doors for visitors.

Msheireb Museums is open from Sunday to Thursday from 9am to 2.30pm. All necessary precautionary measures are being taken to secure safe tours, including social distancing, reducing visitor numbers, requiring visitors to show Ehteraz app green code, wearing masks at all times etc.

The Museums have also undergone a comprehensive sanitation campaign for its indoor and outdoor premises.

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The Msheireb Museums Director, Dr. Hafiz ali Abdullah said Msheireb Museums is delighted to welcome visitors again in its four heritage houses to enjoy educational and entertaining experiences. The cultural landmark will receive visitors at dedicated times with limited capacity to ensure a safe journey to everyone. We, at Msheireb Museums, took all the precautionary measures and did a comprehensive sanitation campaign to guarantee a safe experience to our staff and visitors.”

The Msheireb Museums are a major milestone for Msheireb Properties in realising the vision of Msheireb Downtown Doha, the first sustainable regeneration project in Qatar.

Located within the capital, the museums form a vital part of national history of Qatar. The museums are a representation of the history of four historic heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha.  

The reconstructed buildings and gallery spaces help the community to connect with the major aspects of Qatar’s past and memories of life prior to the rapid economic development of the country.

The Bin Jelmood House aims to increase awareness and plays an important role in the global abolition of human exploitation. The house also displays and pays tribute to human perseverance, while also acknowledging the social, cultural and economic contribution of enslaved people in the past towards development of human civilisation.

The Mohammed bin Jassem House depicts the traditional values of Msheireb, as the foundation for future development of Doha, and introduces transformation of Msheireb in time by recalling memories of the past, showcasing the present and by engaging visitors in future plans.

The Company House narrates the story of men who laboured not just to provide for their families, but also to lay the foundation for their emerging nation.

The Radwani House represents traditional Qatari family life and gathers, preserves and shares memories of Qatar during a time of historic social transformation, while ‘Journey to the Heart of Life’ serves as an opportunity to understand the diversity of Qatar’s origins, the people and cultures in a better manner.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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