The Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum
The Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum was established in 1998, in the grand Qatari fort at Al Samriya Farm with its distinctive, breath-taking exterior. Built of local stone, with traditional turrets the building is itself a collector’s piece. Designed to preserve and display the extraordinary artefacts collected by Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim bin Faisal Al-Thani, the building’s return to historic Qatari architecture resonates against modern day Doha. Sheikh Faisal is dedicated to preserving and promoting particularly Islamic heritage for the people of Qatar and its international visitors. The museum has expanded since its opening, with new facilities for research and education purposes as well as state-of-the art facilities for entertainment.
Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani
Born in Doha in 1948, Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani is both a pioneer in the cultural world and one of the Middle East's most influential business leaders. His passion and dedication to collecting art and artifacts of international significance has been heightened by his extensive travels. With the opening of his museum in 1998, Sheikh Faisal realized his ambition to give the people of Qatar – and beyond – the opportunity to share his passion and to enjoy his unique and extraordinary collection. He is creating a new heritage for Qatar.