WE WANTED TO CREATE A MUSEUM OF THE PAST, THE PRESENT, AND THE FUTURE.
The National Museum of Qatar gives voice to the unique story of Qatar and its people; from earliest times to the present day and onwards towards the future.
Designed to be both immersive and experiential, the exhibits – spread over eleven galleries and across 1.5km of walkways – offer a rich exploration through its three main “chapters”. These are ‘Beginnings’, ‘Life in Qatar’ and ‘The Modern History of Qatar’.
These diverse themes and compelling multisensory storytelling techniques ensure an exciting mix of environments for visitors to explore.
Designed by French architect, Jean Nouvel, the museum makes a dramatic addition to the Doha landscape; with its curved disks, intersections, and cantilevered angles — all inspired by the local desert rose. This unique building embraces the newly restored Palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani, which itself represents the heart of Qatari national identity.