Msheireb Museums (MM), the cultural destination at Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), will open their doors to visitors and guests from the second day of the Eid al-Adha holiday.
The museums will welcome visitors, art connoisseurs and researchers of heritage and history from August 22 and the working hours will be from 3pm to 9pm during Eid. It will remain closed Tuesday.
MM are a significant milestone for Msheireb Properties in realising the vision of MDD, Qatar’s first sustainable and smart city regeneration project, a press statement notes.
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, the statement adds.
In line with its mandate, MM built strong connections and collaborations with academic institutions, including universities, colleges, research programmes and exhibitions, to engage with the museums’ content and offerings.
Visitors to the museums have access to the library’s valuable digital resources of Qatar National Library.
To promote Qatar tourism, MM also collaborate with Qatar Tourism Authority to provide tour guides with best practices and training to share with international visitors.