Sheikh Fasal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

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In the Qatari municipality of Al-Shahaniya sits the privately-owned Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum. The three-building Museum was originally inaugurated by Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, which spans 530,000 m2, in 1998. The Museum, which opened in 1998, has 15 halls and can hold more than 15,000 artifacts in total. Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim is a significant figure in Qatar who works to promote the nation's history and culture through this Museum. 

The history of Qatar's people and the effects it has had on its society are traced at the Museum. Sheikh Faisal is a very successful businessman with various global holdings and holds the ownership of the Museum. He is an enthusiastic antiquities collector, as the Museum attests. He gathered the items that make up the Museum while traveling throughout the world.

The Museum has a collection of pieces of Islamic art, Qatari heritage, hand-knotted carpets, automobiles, coins, and money from more than four continents. The Museum's outstanding collection includes items dating back to the Jurassic period and up to the present era. 

How to explore Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum?

  • Islamic art is displayed in eight separate halls. These halls display Islamic textiles, manuscripts, artwork, and Quranic verses. 
  • An authentically replicated Syrian home was transported into the Museum from Damascus.
  • The world's best weaves, colors, and patterns are displayed in over 700 carpets in one of the halls. 
  • More than 600 vintage automobiles are housed in the hall for cars, including everything from steam cars to trucks and convertibles. On exhibit are vehicles from 1885 that government officials used. Additionally, a variety of motorbikes and bicycles are displayed. 
  • Ancient currencies, silver and gold coins used during and before the spread of Islam in the Middle East, as well as modern currencies from several nations, are all displayed in the coinage and money halls. 
  • Clothing and accessories from various regions are on display in a clothing hall. Antique furniture and musical instruments round out the collection, and paintings and photographs cover the walls. 
  • The entire Museum is completely furnished and has two living areas with lovely tile and latticework and a courtyard. 
  • Items from Sheikh Faisal's residence can be found in two Qatari model homes. It is a personal collection that showcases the founder's unique preferences, interests, and life experiences. 
  • The Al Samriya estate contains the Museum. It has a date farm, a riding school, and an oryx reserve to protect the rare animal, which serves as Qatar's national emblem. You can visit these nearby places too.
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Address of Sheikh Fasal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

Samaria Street, Dukhan, Qatar

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