Past

Following the discovery of oil in the early 30’s, Qatar embarked on a period of growth fuelled primarily through the sea. Witness this period of growth knowing more about the way societies interacted with each other as the country grew. Learn about the country’s rich traditions from pearl diving to architectural progresses through the course of history.

Interact with tools pearl divers used, from intricately woven fishing nets, to ship building tools and learn how pearls served as a currency of trade. Understand about the role of coffee and food in enriching community living and how families lived in tightly knit communities. Witness how architectural marvels were achieved through the utilization of natural material especially the traditional Qatari stone and usage of the earth’s bountiful elements of sun and wind. Observe the role architecture played as the city grew and expanded outward.

INSIDE THE MEC