Enhancing Public Access with Extended Evening Openings and Updated Rest Days

Qatar Museums (QM) has announced permanent changes to the opening hours of its key cultural institutions, including extended opening hours every Thursday, and a one day closure per week.

According to QM, the changes aim to enhance public access, promote evening programming, and ensure the optimal care and maintenance of the collections.

Effective 1 July 2024, new opening hours will be implemented at the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ), the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum (QOSM), and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art.

In addition to the extended hours, a one-day closure per week will be implemented to conduct essential maintenance work, staff training, and the installation of new exhibits, ensuring that the highest standards are maintained without disrupting the visitor experience. These rest days are crucial for preserving the quality and integrity of our collections and for preparing new, engaging experiences for the public.

QM’s usual holiday closures will remain unchanged, and all relevant institutions will be closed to the public on two days each year—the first day of Eid Al Fitr and the first day of Eid Al Adha—allowing staff to celebrate these important holidays with their families.

Following the first day of Eid Al Fitr and the first day of Eid Al Adha, the museums will remain open for the duration of the holiday period, as announced by the Amiri Diwan. If a museum’s regular closure day coincides with an Eid holiday, the museum will stay open to align with the public holiday period.

The new official opening hours are as follows:


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF QATAR (NMOQ)

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 1:30 pm – 7 pm

Jiwan
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12:30 pm – 9 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Friday: 1:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Café 875
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Friday: 1:30 pm – 7 pm

Thalatheen
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 am – 7 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Friday: 1:30 pm – 7 pm

Desert Rose Cafe 
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 am – 8 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Friday: 1:30 pm – 8 pm

Dinara Kasko
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Friday: 1:30 pm – 8 pm
Closed in July and August

Al Gharissa Ice Cream
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Friday: 1:30 pm – 9 pm

NMoQ Gift Shop
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 1:30 pm – 7 pm


MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART (MIA)

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 1:30 pm – 7 pm

IDAM
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12:30 pm – 2 pm and 7 pm – 9 pm
Friday, Saturday: Closed
Open during museum closure day

MIA Café
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 1:30 pm – 7 pm

MIA Gift Shop
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 1:30 pm – 7 pm


3-2-1 QATAR OLYMPIC AND SPORTS MUSEUM (QOSM)

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 1:30 pm – 7 pm

3-2-1 Café
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 1:30 pm – 7 pm

3-2-1 Gift Shop
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 1:30 pm – 7 pm


MATHAF: ARAB MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm
Monday: Closed
Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 1:30 pm – 7 pm

Mathaf Gift Shop
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm
Monday: Closed
Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 1:30 pm – 7 pm

Joe & the Juice
Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm
Monday: Closed
Friday: 1:30 pm – 7 pm

For more information, please visit https://qm.org.qa/


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