Visitor Information


The museum is open to the public from 10am–8pm Sunday–Thursday. Closed on Friday and Saturday.

August 23–December 7, 2023

See our Groups information for group or out-of-hours visits.

You can contact the museum at any time by emailing

X          @themediamajlis
Instagram     @themediamajlis


How to get here

The Media Majlis can be found on the ground floor of Northwestern Qatar, located in Education City between Georgetown University in Qatar and the College of Islamic Studies, opposite the Sidra Medical and Research Center. 

Northwestern’s building has ample open-air parking within easy walking distance and a drop-off area outside. Underground parking is also available at the Oxygen Park entrance to Education City (Gate 5), where the complementary Education City Tram can be taken to stop 13, Al Khater House (situated between the Georgetown and Northwestern buildings).

The Media Majlis and Northwestern Qatar is a 3-minute walk from the Metro Green Line stop for the Qatar National Library.

Alternatively, take the Metro Green Line to the Al Shaqab stop and use the complementary Education City Tram to stop 13, Al Khater House, situated between the Northwestern and Georgetown buildings. 

Both entrances to the university building have cycle racks and space for scooters.

Our building


Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, production facilities and classrooms, Northwestern Qatar is one of the largest campuses for media and communication anywhere in the world. The building, which became our home in January 2017, was designed by renowned American architect Antoine Predock, and incorporates elements inspired by Qatar’s desert landscape and local culture.

Photography for private use only is permitted in the building and exhibitions (unless otherwise indicated). In respect for local cultural norms, please be considerate of other people using the space and ask permission before including anyone in your photos. On social media tag your photos #mediamajlis.

Wheelchair access and accessibility
The Media Majlis and the whole of the Northwestern Qatar building is wheelchair accessible, including all bathrooms. Motorized wheelchairs and service animals are welcome.

All exhibitions and programs are bilingual. If you have any questions about accessibility for the building, museum or programs please contact us.

Prayer rooms
Located on the ground floor our prayer rooms are open to all. 

Family bathroom
We have a family bathroom with baby changing table on the ground floor adjacent to the museum.  See our floor plan for location.

Northwestern Qatar Bookstore
The university bookstore carries all museum publications and other museum merchandise, as well as other Northwestern books, clothing, cards and similar. The bookstore is open the same hours as the museum.

Oxygen Park and outdoor seating
The Northwestern Qatar building Main Entrance leads into Oxygen Park, giving easy access to walking and cycling trails, the Qur’anic Botanic Garden, and the Student Center (with food outlets). Outdoor seating around the Northwestern Qatar building is available to all.

Free wifi access is available in the building. On your mobile device, with wifi switched on, select Guest-NUQ-Majlis from the available services and accept the terms of service to connect.

Coffee shop
The Northwestern Qatar coffee shop is located in the Forum area of the ground floor, and is open Sunday–Thursday, until 4:30pm.

Further information on the building and its background and design can be found on the Northwestern Qatar website.



No-smoking building
The whole of the Northwestern Qatar building is no-smoking (no electronic or traditional cigarettes, pipes or cigars).

Resources and recycling
As a LEED gold-certified building, Northwestern Qatar encourages resource-efficiency and recycling. Recycling bins are located in all public areas.

CCTV is used throughout the Northwestern Qatar building as part of an integrated approach to safety and security, and as a component of improving the visitor experience.

Bags and luggage
Neither Northwestern Qatar nor the museum has coat check or baggage storage facilities. No luggage or oversized backpacks are allowed in the building. Security personnel may ask to inspect any bag upon entry to the building.

Water fountains
Accessible water fountains are located in all public areas.



Adult groups are welcome to visit exhibitions during open hours. 

Private visits can be arranged for weekday mornings. Notify the museum at least two weeks in advance with your desired attendance date, time and number of attendees. Private visit slots are limited number and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no charge for group or private visit attendance.

Please contact the museum regarding further information and availability.

The Media Majlis does not allow third-party guided tours of the exhibition or building. Travel and destination companies wishing to arrange a group visit should contact the museum for further details.

High School Groups

The museum welcomes all students, grades 10 and higher, and of all abilities. The exhibition has a limited number of morning slots available for high school class visits, which allow students to explore themes and content within an exhibition as an interactive classroom.

All school visits require prior booking, and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  There is no charge for high school class visits.  Home schooling networks are welcome.

For information on student to chaperone ratio, lunchroom facilities, transport drop off, and other resources, please contact the museum via email, including the following information: 

- Name of school
- Grade and class subject
- Class size 
- First and second choice of desired date and time for your visit

Upon receipt of your request the museum will confirm availability and set up a pre-visit discussion related to the desired learning outcomes for the visit, activities (during and post-visit), and answer any questions.