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For Educators

WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT US

Welcome to the new National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ). It is a place for you and your students. The stories and objects at the museum take you on a fascinating journey through the history of Qatar.

You can explore the country’s past and present, and debate what the future might hold. Interactive learning is at the heart of our museum through a wide range of exciting and inspiring programs.

The museum displays a wide range of subject matter such as archaeology, the natural world, the country’s rich resources and the history of the people. Our educational resources can be used in a way that creatively supports your curriculum requirements.

We look forward to seeing you soon at the National Museum of Qatar.

NMoQ Learning Team

PREPARING FOR YOUR FIELD TRIP

Planning a successful field trip is like planning any great adventure. Spending time to research options in advance will help ensure your time at NMoQ is as enjoyable and productive as it can be.

We’re here to help and are always happy to assist in the planning process. All school visits, including self-guided, must be pre-booked.

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Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance of your visit.

Museum Opening Hours
Saturday to Thursday 9.00am to 7.00pm
Friday 1.30pm to 7.00pm 

NMoQ Discovery Programs
Available Sunday to Thursday from 9.00am to 11.30am
Pre-booking required

NMoQ Schools Tours
Available Sunday to Thursday at 9.00 and 10.00am
Pre-booking required

SCHOOL TOURS

We offer four different types of tours for your students. All are led by expert educators and are an engaging way to find out more about the objects and displays at the museum.

If you would prefer to self-guide your class at the museum, then you can pre-order our Student Activity Booklets in advance of your visit. Each booklet contains search and find activities, puzzles, crosswords and fun illustrations to assist your students to explore the galleries.

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DISCOVERY PROGRAMS

Our Discovery Programs have been created specifically with teacher and student needs in mind by:

  • Supporting National Curriculum Standards.
  • Exploring NMoQ galleries directly to investigate a range of cross-curricular themes through object analysis.
  • Utilising real and replica objects.
  • Delivering sessions by specialist museum educators, professional artists and designers.
  • Arranging visits in a three-part structure over 90 minutes:
    1. Orientation
    2.  Exploration (relevant galleries)
    3. Creation (creative workshop)

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TEACHER TRAINING & INDUCTION

The NMoQ education team will host special training and induction days for teachers so that you can:

  • Get to know the museum building and its staff.
  • Find out what’s in the collections.
  • Discover how objects and stories at the museum can support your classroom teaching.
  •  Spark inspiring and creative ideas to bring back to your school.

All workshops are led by NMoQ educators and specially invited professional workshop facilitators.

Schools will be notified directly about proposed dates of workshops.

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INTERACTIVE LEARNING SPACES & FACILITIES

There are six indoor, purpose-built interactive zones for young visitors at NMoQ.

Students can get ‘hands-on’ with a variety of topics such as animals and their habitats, uncovering ancient objects, exploring life on board a pearling dhow and contributing ideas on preserving our environment.

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ACCESSIBILITY

NMoQ is committed to providing equal access to our visitors through identifying and eliminating any barriers that may compromise the museum experience. Wherever possible, we ensure that people with disabilities are included in our programs, exhibitions and events.

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