A modern Cabinet of Curiosities displaying unusual finds in an undifferentiated mix of arts and sciences, man-made works, rarities and wonders.
With over 30,000 objects spanning over a hundred years and ranging in size, FBQ Museum represents a modern version of a Cabinet of Curiosities, the historic and eclectic room of marvels from the Renaissance that amazed connoisseurs and collectors throughout time. It displays items spanning from the Jurassic age through to the early Islamic period and up to the present day, across twelve themes: from Islamic Art to Qatar Heritage, Vehicles, Jewelry & Currency.
Visitors to the museum can explore one of the most diverse collections of any Doha museum including the world’s largest private collection of swords and weaponry. Among the Museum highlights, the Syrian House and the Qur’an room.
Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani’s collections reveal the common thread of cultures that connect communities from as far apart as Southern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Artifacts also introduce Islam’s visual culture and its far-reaching traditions, manifesting the beauty of memorabilia that lies in the stories of the Museum’s founder.