Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassem Al-Thani - Museum



FBQ MUSEUM

A unique setting that is home to a marvellous Islamic Art and Heritage collection.

The Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum’s (FBQ Museum) collection was developed throughout decades of dedicated and enthusiastic collecting of a diverse and eclectic body of works, spanning from the Jurassic age through to the early Islamic period and up to the present day, across four themes: Islamic Art, Qatar Heritage, Vehicles, and Coins & Currency.

The Museum tells the story not only of the history of the Qatari people, but also of Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani himself. His extensive international travel is represented with eclectic pieces from over 4 continents. This intensely personal collection is a journey through place and time, which Sheikh Faisal welcomes local and international visitors to share.

The FBQ Museum is a valuable resource for scholars, educational institutions and schools, as well as a tourist destination in its own right. The Museum aims to support these endeavours, as well as provide a magical experience for visitors.


18th Century Ceramic Bowl

Practical and decorative, this ceramic plate belongs to 18th Century Kashmir. It features Quranic inscriptions from Surah Al Baqarah in the centre and the words Allah and Mohammad around the circumference.

L&M

This brilliant red textile illustrates two love stories embroidered on wool from Qajar Era Iran. The narrative depicted here is the infamous reunion of Layla and Majnun as well as the meeting of Khosrow and Shirin.

Ottoman Key Bag

Commissioned by Sultan Mustafa III, this Ottoman Period Ka'ba Key Bag is silk and cotton embroidered with silver and gilt silver threads.

L&M

This brilliant red textile illustrates two love stories embroidered on wool from Qajar Era Iran. The narrative depicted here is the infamous reunion of Layla and Majnun as well as the meeting of Khosrow and Shirin.


Ottoman Key Bag

Commissioned by Sultan Mustafa III, this Ottoman Period Ka'ba Key Bag is silk and cotton embroidered with silver and gilt silver threads.



Ottoman Pistol

This 18th Century Ottoman Pistol from Turkey was crafted meticulously with wood and steel and inlaid with gold and silver.