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Things to check out at 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum

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Qatar has become a world-renowned sporting nation with its passion and support for sports. The 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum provides visitors with a fun, interactive and educational venue to discover and celebrate the history and evolution of sports and the Olympics.

The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team has put together a list of things to check out during your visit!

A Global History of Sport Exhibit

A Global History of Sport
A display of early sports in Western culture

Located on the 7th floor, where you will be asked to begin your tour, the first exhibit you’ll find is the Global History of Sport. The displays tell the stories of how sports and games began in early cultures from different parts of the world from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and even Ancient Greece.

There are different artifacts on display, such as antique sports equipment, clothing, and early archives. There are a few interactive zones in the exhibit, so be on the lookout for something fun to try!

The Olympics Exhibit

Olympics Exhibit
A display of mascots and medals from the Olympics Exhibit

The Olympics is considered the most prominent multi-sport international event in human history, with its first inaugural game in 1896 in Greece. The Olympics Exhibit located on the 7th floor of the museum, takes visitors through the journey and development from ancient Greek games to present-day developments.

Check out the display of plush Olympics mascots, medals, flags and a wall showcasing the comprehensive history of the tournament.

The Flame – a hall of Olympic torches

Olympic Flame
Rows of Olympic torches through the years.

Part of The Olympics Exhibit is The Flame installation which holds a collection of Olympic torches from 1928.

Here you’ll find a stunning array of torches that were used to light the iconic flame indicating the start of the Olympic games. The torches are suspended in cylindrical tubes and encased in glass on wall displays.

The Hall of Athletes

Hall of Athletes Exhibit
The Hall of Athletes Exhibit with Pelé's display in the center!

One of the main attractions of the 3-2-1 Museum is the Hall of Athletes exhibit. Spanning three floors, this exhibit pays tribute to men and women in sporting history. The athletes honoured have made a mark in their respective fields, broken barriers and played a part in shaping the sporting world.

Some names to watch out for are Michael Jordan, Pelé, Mutaz Essa Barshim, Steffi Graf, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, Tony Hawk, and much more!

Each display includes a life-size photo of the athlete, their jersey or uniform, equipment, and a notable memento.

Qatar: Hosting Nation

Qatar Hosting Nation Exhibit
A display of 2006 Doha Asian Games memorabilia

Qatar has been making its mark as a sporting nation.

This is showcased by a comprehensive exhibit taking visitors through the many sporting events Qatar has hosted, such as the iconic Doha Asian Games in 2006.

Activation Zone

Activation Zone
Some of the Activation Zone activities

Your tour through the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum will not be complete without you going through the Activation Zone and getting your body moving. There is a wide array of activities, challenges and games fit for all ages.

Once you enter and register, you will be given a smart band to access the activities and track your movement. Data collected from your activities will be displayed on the wristband scanning booths and will display which physical attributes you excel at.

3-2-1 Gift Shop

3-2-1 Gift Shop
3-2-1 Gift Shop

The 3-2-1 Gift Shop offers a wide variety of items such as sports-inspired clothes, games, books, accessories, toys and memorabilia.

There are also exclusive FIFA World Cup and Doha Asian Games merchandise available.

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3-2-1 Café

3-2-1 Cafe
Image credit: 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum

Looking for a quick snack and a drink?

The 3-2-1 Café serves deliciously healthy sandwiches, light meals and drinks. They also have takeaway deli options for those who want to grab a bite on-the-go.

Naua Restaurant

Naua Restaurant
Image credit: 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum

Naua Restaurant is a casual fine-dining restaurant serving a menu curated by Michelin-star chef Tom Aikens, an avid marathon runner. Indulge guilt-free in healthy gourmet dishes in a chic modern venue.

Details:

  • Time:
    • Gift Shop: 9 am - 2 pm, 8 pm - 12 am (5th floor)
    • Café: 8 pm - 12 am (3rd floor)
    • Museum hours (regular):
      • Saturday to Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm
      • Fridays: 1:30 pm – 7 pm
  • Tickets:
    • Adult resident: Free
    • Adult non-resident: QR 50
    • Resident child & Non-resident child (aged 16 & under): Free
    • Student resident: Free
    • Non-resident student: QR 25
  • Instagram: @321qosm
  • Website: www.321qosm.org.qa

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