National Museum of Qatar
The National Museum of Qatar is an architecturally unique museum with historical & natural history exhibits, including many artifacts. Located on Doha's picturesque Corniche, the National Museum of Qatar is a true architectural wonder. Built of colossal interlocking sand-coloured disks designed to resemble the desert rose crystal found in dry desert regions, the museum's construction is so different from any other building that it is awe-inspiring and mind-boggling to behold.
Visitors are taken on a captivating journey encompassing the nation's natural history, the lives of ancestral Bedouins and early seafaring settlers, the establishment of the Qatari state, the discovery of oil, modern-day life in Qatar, and a glimpse of the state's vision for the nation's future.
Children are also made wholly welcome throughout the museum and are taken on an educational journey through play. Six pods in the museum and three play areas outside, specifically designed for families and kids, incorporate fun, educational games and activities in digital and physical format, allowing youngsters to explore the themes covered in the main galleries in a hands-on, interactive way.
Within its tranquil gardens, the museum also provides access to the restored Palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, originally built in the 1900s and home to one of modern Qatar's early rulers. Having explored one of the finest museums in Qatar, the gardens and lawns are perfect for a picnic, and the public art dotted around the site is an added bonus to explore.
Museum Park St, Doha