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Qatar Museums announces permanent changes to operating hours

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

The museums that will implement these new changes, effective from July 1, 2024, are 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.


The new changes to the opening hours will allow more opportunities for citizens, residents, and visitors to explore Qatar Museums’ diverse arts and cultural offering, including permanent collections, temporary exhibitions, and public programming.


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 theamiri 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: 9am – 7pm;

Tuesday: Closed

Thursday: 9am - 9pm

Friday: 1:30pm - 7pm

Jiwan

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12:30pm - 9pmTuesday: ClosedFriday: 1:30pm - 9:30pm

Café 875

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9am - 7pmTuesday: ClosedFriday: 1:30pm - 7pm

Thalatheen

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8am - 7pmTuesday: ClosedFriday: 1:30pm - 7pm

Desert Rose Cafe

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8am - 8pmTuesday: ClosedFriday: 1:30pm - 8pm

Dinara Kasko

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9am - 8pmTuesday: ClosedFriday: 1:30pm - 8pmClosed in July and August

Al Gharissa Ice Cream

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9am - 9pmTuesday: ClosedFriday: 1:30pm - 9pm

NMoQ Gift Shop

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 9am - 7pmTuesday: ClosedThursday: 9am - 9pmFriday: 1:30pm - 7pm



MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART (MIA)

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Saturday: 9am - 7pmWednesday: ClosedThursday: 9am - 9pmFriday: 1:30pm - 7pm

IDAM

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12:30pm - 2pm and 7pm - 9pmFriday, Saturday: ClosedOpen during museum closure day

MIA Café

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Saturday: 9am - 7pmWednesday: ClosedThursday: 9am - 9pmFriday: 1:30pm - 7pm

MIA Gift Shop

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Saturday: 9am - 7pmWednesday: ClosedThursday: 9am - 9pmFriday: 1:30pm - 7pm



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

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 9am - 7pmTuesday: ClosedThursday: 9am - 9pmFriday: 1:30pm - 7pm

3-2-1 Café

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 9am - 7pmTuesday: ClosedThursday: 9am - 9pmFriday: 1:30pm - 7pm

3-2-1 Gift Shop

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 9am - 7pmTuesday: ClosedThursday: 9am - 9pmFriday: 1:30pm - 7pm


MATHAF: ARAB MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday: 9am - 7pmMonday: ClosedThursday: 9am - 9pmFriday: 1:30pm - 7pm

Mathaf Gift Shop

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday: 9am - 7pmMonday: ClosedThursday: 9am - 9pmFriday: 1:30pm - 7pm

Joe & the Juice

Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9am - 7PMMonday: ClosedFriday: 1:30pm - 7pm

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