Bin Matar House

Bin Matar House information

Muharraq Island , Bahrain
Sheikh Abdullah bin Isa Ave
Central Muharraq
+973 17 322 549
Opening hours
8am-1pm & 4-7pm Sat-Thu
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This traditional house, built in 1905 in the heart of Muharraq, was saved from demolition by the Sheikh Ebrahim Centre for Culture and Research. Once the home of a pearl merchant, it has been reinvented as a museum devoted to the history of pearling (on the 1st floor), with an airy gallery displaying contemporary art grafted artfully onto the back of the building down below; exhibitions change two or three times a year. There's an excellent gift shop.