Doha Museums

Doha has a lot of cultural and historical landmarks and museums are no exception. There are several museums in Doha that showcase the country's rich heritage and contemporary art scene. Here are some of the best museums in Doha that you should not miss:


  • National Museum of Qatar: The National Museum of Qatar is a magnificent museum that showcases Qatar's history and culture. The museum is designed in the shape of a desert rose, which is a symbol of Qatar's natural beauty. It offers a unique perspective on the country's past, present, and future, with interactive exhibits, multimedia displays, and artifacts. The museum also features a gift shop and a café.

  • Museum of Islamic Art: The Museum of Islamic Art is one of the most popular museums in Doha. The museum boasts a vast collection of Islamic art from around the world, including calligraphy, ceramics, textiles, and metalwork. The building itself is a masterpiece of modern architecture, designed by the renowned architect I.M. Pei.

  • Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art: Mathaf is the first museum in the Arab world dedicated to modern and contemporary art. The museum showcases works by Arab artists from the 1840s to the present day, with a particular focus on artists from Qatar and the Gulf region. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, workshops, and events.

  • Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum: The Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum is a private museum that showcases a vast collection of artifacts from around the world. The museum features over 15,000 objects, including antique cars, coins, stamps, and Islamic art. The museum also has a café and a gift shop.

If you're visiting Doha, make sure to add these museums to your itinerary. They offer a unique insight into Qatar's rich history, culture, and art scene. Plan your visit to Doha today and explore these fascinating museums!

The museums in Qatar have received worldwide attention, especially the Museum of Islamic art (MIA), putting themselves in line with other museum developments in the area such as Abu Dhabi's (UAE) projected Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Louvre Abu Dhabi. Qatar Museums is a Qatari government entity that oversees most of the museums.





In the future, Qatar will expand cultural initiatives with three new museums: Art Mill, Lusail Museum and Qatar Auto Museum.

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Museum of Islamic Art Doha

Museum of Islamic Art 

2777 Doha

MIA Park

Phone +974 4422 4444


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National Museum of Qatar Doha

National Museum of Qatar

Museum Park


Phone +974 4452 5555


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Museum of Illusions Doha Qatar

Museum of Illusions

The Gate Mall

Omar Al Mukhtar 

Phone +974 4020 6273


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Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum Doha

The Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

Al Samriya St Doha

Phone +974 4486 1444


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Mathaf Doha museum

Mathaf: Museum of Modern Art

P.O.Box 2777 

Education City Doha

Phone +974 4402 8855


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Msheireb Museums Doha

Msheireb Museums

Down Town


Phone +974 4006 5555


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