Two children use tactile accessible information panels at NMoQ

Accessibility

At Qatar Museums we are committed to ensuring our galleries, museums and cultural offerings are fully accessible. Through cutting-edge technologies, expertly trained staff and innovative initiatives, our venues provide the most interactive and immersive experiences to all.

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Mathaf has dedicated parking spaces, wheelchair ramps and elevator access to all galleries. The museum’s café and gift shop are also wheelchair accessible.

Fire Station: Artist in Residence

Fire Station: Artist in Residence is wholeheartedly committed to providing all guests with a comfortable and accessible experience. Our accommodations include accessible toilets, ramps, wheelchairs to borrow, lifts and sliding doors.

The Museum of Islamic Art

The Museum of Islamic Art is currently closed for renovation. While our galleries are closed, our learning and outreach team continues to offer a wide variety of engaging events and programmes that are accessible to audiences of all ages.

National Museum of Qatar

The National Museum of Qatar offers an immersive range of cutting-edge technology and accessibility initiatives, making it one of the world's leading museums when it comes to accessibility features for guests.

Visitors Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

For people with visual impairments or who are blind, the museum also offers bespoke tours, assistive technology and audio guides. Visitors are invited to explore the multisensory elements offered in our permanent galleries. Smell the sea, coffee or bukhoor at our stations, which also include braille text and hands-on models.

Visitors Who Are Hearing Impaired or Deaf

In collaboration with the Qatar Social and Cultural Center for the Deaf, NMoQ offers tours in both Arabic and English Sign Language.

Please contact the museum directly for more information.

Visitors Who Use Wheelchairs

Wheelchair accessible golf carts are available from the parking area to the main entrance. Wheelchairs are also available at the reception desk, and the museum has lift access throughout the building. However, please note that there are cobblestones in the outdoor areas and uneven floors in the Archaeology of Qatar and Life on the Coast galleries, which may pose a challenge to some visitors. The museum is actively working towards addressing such obstacles to accessibility.

Visitors with Learning Disabilities

Workshops, tours and programmes specially designed for individuals with learning disabilities are offered on a biweekly basis.

These tours include exploring our family exhibits and experiencing the myriad sensory and tactile elements the museum has to offer.

Please contact the museum directly for more information.

Assistive Technology

A range of assistive technology is available at the main entrance reception and the NMoQ library upon request. This includes:

  • Handheld electronic magnifiers: a portable magnifier that can be used by people with low vision in our galleries or library
  • C Pen readers: a portable and lightweight pen that overcomes reading difficulties, such as dyslexia, by scanning text and reading it back to the user
  • Eye-Pal Solo: a machine that reads back printed material for people who are blind or partially sighted

For any accessibility related issues or queries, please email nmoqaccessibility@qm.org.qa.

Woman using tactile accessible information panels at NMoQ

Many exhibits at the National Museum of Qatar contain multi-sensory and interactive features, including tactile models with Braille interpretation

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