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Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum
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8 Hour Qatar Museum Tour from Doha
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8-Hour Cultural Doha Private Day Tour
Ranked #9 of 110 things to do in Doha
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Quirky and interesting- the museum is a little amateurish in some respects. It is obviously a personal collection of a wide variety of artefacts but nevertheless well worth a couple of hours mooching around. I'd love to visit again.

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Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

The sheikhs collection is an eclectic delight and increasingly being enlarged. A must visit in Doha particularly for car and truck enthusiasts. The curator is a lively and very helpful gentleman. A few extremely interesting educational pieces could be given greater exposure such as the Al Thani Family tree and the governmental history of the region.

1  Thank oreillyd
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

If you stay in Doha for a few days it is really worth to go to this museum. Especially the cars collection is a must see. Other parts are a little bit boring.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Two of us visited in May 2014. The museum, a private collection, is really very large (but smaller than the British museum / Louvre) and contains an array of artifacts collected by Sheikh Faisal including: weapons, cars, paintings, Korans, ships, fossils. The Sheikh really likes cars and has 700, but I think about 100 are on display. It's certainly something that you wouldn't think would exist in the middle of a desert. The sheer number and variety of objects is mind-boggling, especially seeing how rare and famous some of the objects are. Looks like the museum is still expanding - we saw workers adding additional wings to the building.

Accessing the museum requires a reservation in advance by email or phone, although when you get there you are free to look around yourself. The museum is also free. We took a taxi there and asked it to wait whilst we went around, since getting a taxi back would have been difficult to order. We invited the taxi driver to walk round with us too (he had never been to a museum before) which was useful since he was able to translate arabic - he was equally facinated. The museum also has some Oryxs which you can see from the road in their 'zoo'. Not sure where else you can see Oryxs in Doha now since the zoo is shut, so this is a good location for them. Make sure you ask to see the fossil collection which is locked up in a side room - reception will open it if you ask to see it. This attraction is a must-visit in Doha.

3  Thank Jason F
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

One of the best places you must visit if you happen to be in Qatar. Amazing building , great collections of different things. Classic cars, planes , fishing boats , documents , Islamic pieces as well as other religions . Old Damascus house and many Qatari traditional clothes and household objects . Visited that place twice and every visit saw it differently organized . It is a highlight of Qatar culture and I am definitely proud of it being Qatari myself.

4  Thank Maryam A
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