Msheireb Museums (MM), the cultural destination at Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), will open its doors to visitors and guests from the second day of the Eid Al Adha holiday.
MM welcomes visitors, art connoisseurs and researchers of heritage and history starting from the Wednesday 22 August 2018. The working hours will be from 3 pm to 9 pm during the Eid. The museum will remain closed on Tuesday (the first day of Eid Al Adha).
Msheireb Museums are a significant milestone for Msheireb Properties in realising the vision of Msheireb Downtown Doha, Qatar’s first sustainable and smart city regeneration project. The museums celebrate the history of four historic heritage houses in the heart of Qatar’s old town; Bin Jelmood House (raising awareness of formerly enslaved peoples), Company House (history of Qatar’s petroleum industry), Radwani House (providing insights into Qatari family life over generations), and Mohammed Bin Jassim Home (a journey through Msheireb district over time). Located within the oldest part of the capital, they form an important part of Qatar’s national history. These reconstructed buildings and gallery spaces allow the community to engage in the significant aspects of Qatar’s heritage and traditions before the country’s rapid economic development.
In line with its mandate, Msheireb Museums has built strong connections and collaborations with academic institutions, including universities, colleges, research programmes and exhibitions to engage with the museums’ content and offerings. Visitors of the museums have access to the library’s valuable digital resources of Qatar National Library. To promote Qatar tourism, Msheireb Museums also collaborate with Qatar Tourism Authority to provide tour guides with best practices and training to share with international visitors.
Cover image courtesy of Msheireb Properties
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