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“Pleasant surprise”

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum
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Ranked #9 of 106 things to do in Doha
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Doha, Qatar
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

It was truly not what I expected to find. The museum has a great private collection, the tour guide was well informed and it was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. I loved that he had dedicated an area for the different religions, something that you rarely find in Qatar. His car collection is very impressive. His art pieces are not consistent with the rest of the museum . But overall I highly recommend this trip

Visited August 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Better than expected!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Couldn't do it all in one trip, will have to go back!
Definitely one for those who don't like their museums like lifeless shopping malls. More like a home crossed with a Souq.
You have to go on a pre-arranged tour but call as there may be room if you haven't booked.
Not well sign posted so you have to keep following the directions you get on faith.
But it's an Aladdin's Cave of doors, furniture, clothes and cars in a very welcoming atmosphere. Our tour guide was very enthusiastic and keen for us to remember the passion behind the collections.
Will take others who come to visit as another perspective on Qatar.

Visited August 2014
Thank Andy M
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The Netherlands
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What a funny surprise!”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

A museum that was indicated as opened especially during the Eid season was closed. However, a week later we had a chance. Be aware: it takes time to see the whole! = a collection of everything Mr Faisal found of his interest during his travels: very valuable pieces from all over the world, very old historic ones from everywhere, and do I mean EVERYWHERE. Camel pulled bridal carriages from India, excavated clay items found in the region - ages old, hundreds of cars - brands that disappeared over 50+ years ago, the weeping gypsy girl, US promotion signs, exceptional jewellery heritage, paintings of all standards, Omani carved doors. All exposed grab bag style. Your mind is jumping constantly. My brain chip was overloaded :-).
We noticed improvement to show things more coherent started - a good conservator started recently?

Visited July 2014
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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

What doesn't he collect??! The range of items is just incredible and unbelievable. there is so much to look at. I'm not really a museum person but this was such a random and interesting assortment of stuff that I would definitely recommend a visit

Visited October 2013
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Why don't more people visit? It so deserves major tourist exposure. I'd like to see coach parties from the big hotels and travel companies put this on their programme .

Visited August 2014
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