Posted on August 30, 2017

A complete event of cultural activities is being organised at Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum in celebration of Eid Al Adha from September 1-4, 2017.

Known as one of the country’s most fascinating heritage centres, FBQ Museum in Qatar will feature a variety of entertaining and educational programmes that are suitable for all age groups. Activities include special tours on Indian objects, Qatari Heritage, Persian objects and a specific tour on one of the unique pieces of the museum – the double-sided carpet.

The museum has a grand variety of unique Persian objects ranging from textiles, carpets, tiles to ceramic and porcelains. Visitors can learn the art of identifying an object as Persian and discovering the different aspects of Persian signs, symbols and techniques. The four-day event will also offer a specific tour of the unique double-sided carpet. This carpet is from Kerman, Iran from 1323 AH/1905 AD, woven by Ghola Hussain Qaleyee. Besides the story of Karbala, visitors can explore the characteristics of each side along with Persian signs and symbols on the carpet. Furthermore, Persian poems and Arabic verses inscribed on the carpet will be recited and translated to English.  

Those wanting to enrich knowledge about Qatar’s history, can avail the hour-long tour to the museum’s Qatar Heritage collection. In this section, visitors will have the opportunity to experience the country’s history though items such as dhows, pearl diving equipment, and models of other objects, which are important to the country's heritage. Another fascinating section at the museum is the display of a large collection of Indian treasures. Here visitors will appreciate the interesting collection of ancient Indian weapons, arts and artifacts.  

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum also has a photo studio that is equipped with a Qatari Majlis setting and traditional clothes for visitors to dress up and get their photo taken as a lasting memory! Children aged between 6 and 12 years will create their own individual souvenir during the daily Carpet Collage Workshop. In this workshop, the children will first be familiarized with different parts of carpet manufacturing, and then they can make their own carpet by shaping and colouring pieces of recycled materials.

One of Qatar’s leading entrepreneurs, Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani is regarded as a key player in promoting the heritage and culture of Qatar. Sheikh Faisal pioneered the establishment of a heritage venue to revive public interest and appreciation of local culture. Today, the Museum exposes the beauty of Qatar’s past and the Islamic world to visitors from all over the world. A desert fortress with stone turrets and arched wooden doors, the museum’s 15 halls hold a large diversified collection of unique and extraordinary artefacts from over four continents. This personal collection contains pieces from the Jurassic age through to the early Islamic period and up to the present day, across four themes: Islamic art, Qatari heritage, vehicles, and coins & currency.

Opening times of the museum:

Sep1: 2pm-7pm, Sep2: 10am-6pm, Sep3 9am-4pm, Sep4: 9am-4:30pm

Contact visitors@fbqmuseum.org or 66874177 for timings and fees of the special Eid program

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