In this house we travel back in time to appreciate Doha’s history and its unique architectural heritage. Built by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Jassim Al-Thani, son of the founder of modern Qatar, this heritage house addresses the past, the present and the sustainable aspect on which Msheireb Downtown Doha is based. The museum houses the Echo Memory Art Project using objects uncovered during excavation work on the site.
The house demonstrates Msheireb’s traditional values as the foundations for the future development of Doha and introduces the transformation of Msheireb over time through recalling memories of its past, showcasing its present and engaging visitors in the plans for the future.
Journey through the Msheireb district as it evolved over time. Discover how the narrow sikka alleyways developed as houses were built on either side, and how they converged onto a baraha, an open-air town square. Hear former residents speak of Msheireb as the home to Qatar’s first hotel, first bank, first pharmacy and first cafés.
Mohammed Bin Jassim House demonstrates Qatar’s challenge to strike a balance between the sophisticated requirements of contemporary living and the responsibility to preserve local heritage and culture.