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Address: Education City off Al-Luqta Street, Doha, Qatar
Phone Number: +974 4402 8855
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Description: Mathaf ('museum' in Arabic) is a new institution dedicated to Arab culture...
Mathaf ('museum' in Arabic) is a new institution dedicated to Arab culture and creativity opened in Doha December 2010. Located near Education City, the museum is home to a permanent collection offering a unique and comprehensive overview of modern Arab art, and is poised to become a vital centre for dialogue and scholarship in the region.
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Interactive area for children

Interesting museum (Free entry) located in Education City with a permanent exhibition and changing exhibits. Currently has great exhibit of glass & ceramic marionettes. It was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Jerez, Andalucia, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We finally went today to the Mathaf to see Wael Shawky: Crusades and Other Stories. The exhibition was really nice and we loved the work of this wonderful artist! However, getting there was a disaster. It was my first visit and there was many constructions happening inside of Education City and Google Maps was not as accurate! I hoped if... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Another very modern, but refined building. Very clean and for free. Coffee house offers a wide variety of delicious little things to eat. Exhibition topic interesting, but too simple executed.

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Jerez, Andalucia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Interesting museum (Free entry) located in Education City with a permanent exhibition and changing exhibits. Currently has great exhibit of glass & ceramic marionettes. It was a very welcome surprise to find an area dedicated to interactive activities for children and a lovely display from local school children. There's a cafe on site with good food. Well worth the visit.... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I asked 3 taxis before I found one that was willing to try and find this museum , it was quite difficult to find but one we were there it was well laid out though very small. A nice little shop.

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Doha, Qatar
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26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

They've really done a good here. The installations are generally very interesting and varied. The other mathaf building near museum of Islamic art can be awesome, depending on who the resident is.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Its all happening there in the middle of the chaos and construction of Education City, you will find a true oasis of Art not to be missed! It is impressive and inspirational with a variety of pieces sure to please everyone. Look closely for the Khalil Gibran pencil drawing and familiarize yourself with other Arab Artists. I am you will... More 

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I took the free bus from the Museum of Islamic Art to the Mathaf. This was very convenient. The museum houses some very interesting art, however, building work is still ongoing and the exhibits are not well laid out yet. When completed, I think it will be a very nice attraction.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A great place to remind you that Qatar does NOT have any history. Everything imported. A good place to meet up for a coffee though! Great looking building inside out. That's it though, sadly.

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Pretty cool museum but very small. It's modern art so prepare yourself for confusion and booji-ness. Don't expect much, but some pieces may surprise you.

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Doha
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I love this museum for their fresh style, ever changing installations, and community outreach to all ages of the public. A great place to indulge your impulse for art. The traffic pattern is challenging due to construction but worth figuring out for a visit.

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