The Old Palace at NMoQ

The Palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani's has received extensive restoration and protection.

The Old Palace at the National Museum of Qatar is currently closed.

Built near the shoreline and susceptible to cracking, this historic landmark has been restored and refurbished several times since its construction in 1906. Now with new concrete piles supporting the structure and the water table removed, further damage can be avoided.

To unearth the intricacy of its original design, a team of experts had to peel back the layers of old restoration and apply sustainable building solutions using natural materials. This complex conservation project and its team of specialists have successfully safeguarded the building and reinstated the palace’s decorative splendour.

Restored historic palace with arches and sand coloured buildings in the background

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