* Precautionary measures taken for safe tours
Msheireb Museums, the four heritage houses and the cultural destination at Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), has announced the reopening of its doors for visitors as part of Phase 2 of the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.
The Museums will be open Sunday through Thursday, from 9am until 2.30pm. Msheireb Museums has taken all the necessary measures to secure safe tours, including social distancing, reducing the number of visitors, requiring visitors to show the Ehteraz app's 'Green' code and wearing masks at all times, a press statement notes.
The Museums have also undergone a comprehensive sanitation campaign for its indoor and outdoor premises.
Dr Hafiz Ali Abdullah, Msheireb Museums director, said: “Msheireb Museums is delighted to welcome visitors again in its four heritage houses to enjoy educational and entertaining experiences. The cultural landmark will receive visitors at dedicated times with limited capacity to ensure a safe journey to everyone. We, at Msheireb Museums, took all the precautionary measures and did a comprehensive sanitation campaign to guarantee a safe experience to our staff and visitors.”
Msheireb Museums mark a significant milestone for Msheireb Properties in realising the vision of MDD, Qatar’s first sustainable regeneration project. The Museums celebrate the history of four historic heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha.
Located within the oldest part of the capital, they form an essential part of Qatar’s national history. These reconstructed buildings and gallery spaces allow the community to engage in the significant aspects of Qatar’s past and memories of life before the country’s rapid economic development.
Bin Jelmood House aims to raise awareness and play a pivotal role in the global abolition of human exploitation. The house also showcases and pays tribute to human perseverance and acknowledges the cumulative social, cultural and economic contribution of formerly enslaved people to the development of human civilisations.
The Mohammed Bin Jassem House demonstrates Msheireb’s traditional values as the foundations for the future development of Doha and introduces the transformation of Msheireb over time through recalling memories of its past, showcasing its present and engaging visitors in the plans for the future.
The Company House narrates the story of the men who laboured not just to provide for their families but also to lay the foundations for their emerging nation. Radwani House represents traditional Qatari family life and gathers, preserves and shares memories of Qatar in a time of historic social transformation.
‘Journey to the Heart of Life’ provides an opportunity to better understand the diversity of Qatar’s origins, people and cultures. "The exhibition leads visitors through a series of interactive and audiovisual displays on a journey to understand how leveraging genetics and genomics, and using supporting observations from history, we can uncover Qatar’s rich cultural and historic heritage," the statement adds.