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Visit the Msheireb museums

Four historic heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha examine the history of Doha


Msheireb Museums

Within the refurbished development of Msheireb in the oldest part of the capital, the Msheireb Museums celebrate the history of Qatar.  Four heritage houses – Bin Jelmood House, Company House, Mohammed Bin Jassim House and Radwani House – were restored by property developer Msheireb and transformed into museums that explore key players and periods in Qatar’s history and evolution.

How to get there?

  • Msheireb Museums are accessible by car or public transportation. They are also walking distance from the historic Souq Waqif.

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  • The nearest metro station is Msheireb- Gold line, Red line, Green line.

Msheireb museums


Msheireb Museums


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Each house in the Mshereib Museums is built in a traditional Qatari style, with colonnaded courtyards, typical since the early 19th century.  A restored family home, Radwani House best illustrates this, with rooms structured around a central open space.  The house allows visitors to look at traditional family life in Qatar, and the changing norms in domestic life.

Highlights of your visit

  • Bin Jelmood House to understand Qatar’s past

  • Radwani House for a look at traditional life

  • Msheireb Museums Library

To understand the forces which shaped not only Qatar but much of the world beyond, visitors should head to Bin Jelmood House. The former home of a slaver, Bin Jelmood House examines slavery in all its forms across history.  Through engaging audio-visual content, including testimonials by descendants of slaves, Bin Jelmood provides an unflinching portrayal of slavery, along with its social and economic impact.  An onsite library established in partnership with Qatar National Library, supports learning and offers a space for research. 

The one-time headquarters of Qatar’s first oil company, Company House tells the story of the petroleum industry through the men who built it. Video footage of workers complements the displays, showing the evolution of the industry and the country over the years.

The Msheireb Museums offer guided tours for individuals, groups and institutions, educational tours for schools, universities and youth centres. These can be tailored to meet specific needs. The museum spaces are also available for workshops, events and conferences.

The museums take visitors on an audio-visual journey through Qatar’s social and economic past, as well as its culture.

Other attractions

Located in the newly refurbished neighbourhood of Msheireb, the Museums are anchored by the National Archives on one end.  The Barahat Mshereib, a large courtyard space ringed by cafes and restaurants, is at the other end of the museums.  A spacious mosque is nestled amidst the museums, whilst the headquarters of the Amiri Guards are in the vicinity.  Souq Waqif, a Doha landmark bustling with activity, is walking distance from the museums. 

Useful information


Msheireb Museums

Opening times

Msheireb Museums are open every day except Sunday.

Monday to Thursday: 09:00am – 05:00pm

Friday: 3:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm 

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Msheireb museums