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Posted On: 22 June 2020 08:27 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:11 am

[UPDATED] List of museums and heritage sites that will reopen on 1 July for Phase 2

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[UPDATE]: Wednesday, 1 July 2020 - 2: 25 pm

Msheireb Museums has announced on its Twitter page that it's reopening its doors to visitors starting 1 July 2020 with all the necessary precautions.

Timings: Sunday to Thursday: 9 am - 2:30 pm

Monday, 22 June 2020 - 6 pm

Some of the museums in Qatar and a few of the country's heritage sites will be reopening for the public when Phase 2 starts on 1 July 2020 as Qatar gradually lifts restrictions placed on different establishments in March 2020 as the coronavirus spread across the country. Now, the virus has been controlled by the Ministry of Public Health, various establishments around the country are reopening in accordance with precautionary and preventive measures set out to ensure everyone in Qatar remains safe and healthy.

Museums reopening

The following museums look forward to welcoming you from 1 July (please keep in mind all museums will closed on the weekends (Friday and Saturday):

    Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)

    The permanent collection at MIA will be open to the public. So will the IDAM Restaurant that lies within the museum and it's timings will be 6 pm - 10 pm. The MIA gift shop will also be open but will be limited to 5-7 customers at a time.

    Timings: Sunday to Thursday: 9 am - 3pm

    For more information about MIA, click the following link:

    Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

    The permanent collection at Mathaf will be open to the public. Mathaf’s Gift Shop will also be open but will be limited to 3 customers at a time.

    Timings: Sunday to Thursday: 9 am - 3pm

    Garage Gallery at the Doha Fire Station

    The special exhibition Picasso’s Studios, organised by the Doha Fire Station in partnership with the Musée national Picasso-Paris, will be open for the public at its Garage Gallery.

    In support of the Picasso’s Studios exhibition a Picasso pop-up shop, located next to Cass Art Qatar, has a great range of Picasso-inspired items and gifts perfect for friends, family, and your home.

    Timings: Sunday to Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm

    National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)

    The NMoQ will remain closed in Phase 2 as the museum undergoes maintenance. Only the Jiwan Restaurant will reopen for the public from 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm and the NMoQ gift shop will reopen from 1 July so you can browse and buy a vast range of gifts made by local artists and designers.

    For more information about NMoQ, click the following link:

    Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani (FBQ) Museum

    FBQ will reopen its doors to visitors from 1 July, along with its Gift Shop and the Museum Café.

    To ensure the safety of visitors and the museum staff, everyone will be required to wear a face mask, show the Green Health Code of the EHETRAZ application before entering the museum and adhere to the social distancing rules. We would also like to encourage you to use cashless payment at the reception, the Museum Café and Gift Shop.

    For more information about NMoQ, click the following link:

    What are the entry requirements for museums that will open?

    1. You will be required to reserve tickets in advance on the QM website and must present a “green” health status on the EHTERAZ virus-tracing app.
    2. Temperature checks will take place at the entrances.
    3. Visitors aged 12 and above will be required to wear face masks.
    4. Hand sanitiser stations and safe distance signage will be placed throughout the location for your use.

    When will the other museums reopen?

    All other museums under the flagship of Qatar Museums will remain closed till further notice. In addition, all public programmes, group tours, and special events in the museums will remain suspended, and QM’s playgrounds, libraries, and parks (including MIA Park) will remain closed.

    QM plans to reopen the remainder of its museums in phases, while rolling out the new health and safety protocols, following global standards, and carefully monitoring progress to ensure the well-being of staff and visitors.

    For more information and details about all the museums in Qatar; please click on the following link:

    Heritage sites reopening

    The following heritage sites look forward to welcoming you from 1 July:

    • Al Zubarah Fort
    • Al Jassasiya
    • Barzan Towers

    Timings for all heritage sites will be: Sunday to Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm.