How to get here
The Media Majlis can be found on the ground floor of Northwestern University in 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 parking within easy walking distance and a drop-off area outside.
The Media Majlis and Northwestern University in Qatar is a 3-minute walk from the Metro Green Line stop for the Qatar National Library.
The Media Majlis is a very short walk from the Qatar National Library, through Oxygen Park.
Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, production facilities and classrooms, NU-Q 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.
We invite you to explore the ground floor of our building whilst visiting an exhibition at The Media Majlis. Take a break in the Forum and watch the Media Wall with a hot or cold drink, visit the library, browse our Bookstore, or go outside to enjoy the courtyards and adjacent Oxygen Park. NU-Q is an active and vibrant community and we welcome all visitors to engage with us and our home. Make use of the free wifi, take a seat to relax, and feel free to capture your experience in pictures.
Located next to the main entrance information desk the Bookstore carries a variety of Media Majlis and Northwestern merchandise, and is open to all 9am–4:30pm Sunday to Thursday, and 10am-5pm on Saturdays.
The coffee shop located in the NU-Q building serves hot and cold drinks and light refreshments. There are also two snack machines, and water fountains on the ground floor of the building. Further catering facilities close to NU-Q include the Qatar National Library, and HBKU Student Center.
Membership of the NU-Q library is available to all Qatar residents over 18 with a valid residency permit. Membership includes access to library holdings and digital resources (on-site only), and book borrowing for off-site use. Drop into the Library on the first floor for more information, or visit the Library’s webpage.
Photography for private use only is permitted in the building and exhibitions (unless otherwsie 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 NU-Q building is wheelchair accessible, including all bathrooms and drinking fountains. Motorized wheelchairs and service animals are welcome.
All exhibitions and programs are bilingual. Sign Language interpretation (ASL and ArSL) may be requested for talks, discussions, and other programs. Please contact the museum well in advance of the program to discuss this service. You are welcome to bring an interpreter with you—please let us know ahead of time and we will ensure that appropriate seating is reserved.
If you have any questions about accessibility for the building, museum or programs please contact us.
We have a family bathroom with baby changing table on the ground floor. See our floor plan for location.
Located on the ground floor our prayer rooms are open 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.
The whole of the NU-Q building is no-smoking (no electronic or traditional cigarettes, pipes or cigars).
Resources and recycling
As a LEED gold-certified building, NU-Q encourages resource-efficiency and recycling. To cut down on plastics, use the water fountains that can be found throughout the building. Recycling bins are located in all public areas.
CCTV is used throughout the NU-Q building as part of an integrated approach to safety and security, and as a component of improving the visitor experience.
Further information on the NU-Q building and its background and design can be found on the NU-Q website.
- NU-Q floor plan and amenities (885 KB)
Adult groups are welcome to visit exhibitions during open hours. All groups of 10 or more should notify the museum in advance of their attendance date. There is no charge for group attendance.
A limited number of private adult group visit slots are available each week. 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
Each exhibition has a limited number of morning slots for high school class visits (classes grades 10 and higher) which allow students to explore themes and content within an exhibition as an interactive classroom. All school visits require prior booking.
The museum welcomes all students grades 10 and higher, and of all abilities. 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: your name and name of school, grade and class subject, first and second choice desired date and time, and class size.