Museums are now open with precautionary measures in place

The National Museum of Qatar remains closed until further notice.

Please check this page for the latest information on openings, hours and visiting information.



  • All museums except the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)
  • Al Zubarah, Al Jassasiya and Barzan Towers
  • IDAM restaurant at Museum of Islamic Art
  • Jiwan restaurant at National Museum of Qatar

Museums and heritage sites are open Sunday – Thursday 9am to 3pm. Last admission will be 30 minutes before closing.

Tickets must be purchased online in advance of your visit.


  • National Museum of Qatar, including the Old Palace
  • Libraries at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art (Mathaf) and the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)

Cancelled until further notice  

  • MIA Bazaar and NMoQ’s Souq Baraha  
  • School visits   
  • All in-person workshops, lectures, tours and educational programming  
  • All in-person events   


  • Picasso’s Studios exhibition is open from Sunday – Thursday 9am to 3pm at the Fire Station Garage Gallery   
  • Opening dates for other exhibitions will be announced soon.

Fine Dining

IDAM restaurant at the Museum of Islamic Art is open with limited capacity for dinner from Sunday – Thursday 6:30pm to 9:30 pm. Advance reservations are required.

IDAM reservations: +974 4422 4488

Jiwan restaurant at the National Museum of Qatar is open with limited capacity for lunch and afternoon tea from Saturday – Wednesday Noon to 5pm. Advance reservations are required.

Jiwan reservations: +974 4452 5725  


Tickets must be purchased online in advance of your visit.   

All admissions tickets are valid for single entry on the date of admission only. Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged.
Terms & conditions apply

Know Before You Come

  • Masks must be worn, except for children under 12. Visitors must bring their own masks
  • Temperature checks will be done on arrival
  • Visitors must present their Ehteraz app (and must have a green status) for entry
  • Show your ticket on your mobile phone or bring a printed copy to present on entry


At Qatar Museums, the health and safety of our visitors and staff is of the utmost importance.   

You will be required to maintain social distancing throughout your visit. Visitor Services staff will regulate the number of visitors in the museum and gallery spaces.

Museum Cafés and Shops

  • Cafés and gift shops will be open during museum hours. Social distancing measures will be enforced.
  • Cash and card payment options will be available


Open or Available During Museum Hours

  • Restrooms  
  • Prayer rooms (there will be a limit to the number of people that can enter at one time)
  • ATMs

Not Available

  • Cloak rooms  

We are delighted to welcome you back for a pleasant and safe visit.


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