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National Museum

Al-Muraba - King Abdul Aziz Historical Center, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Riyadh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: The history of Islam is the major focus of this museum, which consists of 10 galleries, courtyards and a section that houses fancy cars and other... more » Owner description: The history of Islam is the major focus of this museum, which consists of 10 galleries, courtyards and a section that houses fancy cars and other belongings of the founding king of Saudi Arabia. « less
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128 reviews 128 reviews
44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you are in Riyadh you must pay a visit to this museum.Very big and very good layout of exhibits. The explanations are very good in Arabic and English.A very good Saudi and Islamic museum.There is a Park Area where you can walkaround and picnik.The toilet in the museum is in a poor state.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Gave a very good overview of the history of islam and the earlier history of the area. One needs at least 2-3 hours to go through the museum.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Make sure to visit for a few hours. Families with children will enjoy it as well. There is a nice balance between the various physical sciences as well as nice cultural exhibits from around the Kingdom. The museum itself has different days for men, women or families so be sure to check before visiting to avoid disappointment. The grounds are... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is the only place we can go watch apart from the shopping malls. This is a two floor museum which has a nice lay out shows all of the information in both Arabic and English covers the whole history, geology, social, religious and economic development of the Saudi kingdom. Several artifacts and relics are here. No art per se,... More

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Oberursel (Taunus), Germany
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The National Museum is a wonderful place. If you want to see the history of this interesting country, you have to visit it. The exhibition shows a lot of things from KSA about the natural resources, the culture, religion, people and the royal family.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Wonder full place to understand the whole Arab under one roof. A complete history is been displayed understand about the royal families, economy, culture, religion and people. any one new to Riyadh the first place to visit and understand better......

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This gives a great overview of the history, language, cultures and challenges of life in the peninsular and takes the visitor on a journey through its history. I was told that the visit would take about two hours and that's about right - possibly more if you'd like to watch all the various video stations and so on. I got... More

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Charlotte
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you are new to KSA, this provides a good overview of the history of the country, its natural resouces and people, the royal family and Islam.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The National Museum is a wonderful exhibit and display of the formation of how current Saudi Arabia evolved from the earliest days to the present. This is a beautiful facility with many worthwhile lessons to be learned.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very well presented museum, covering the earliest geology and fossils right up the arrival of Islam and the present day. Good section of the pre-Islamic civilizations in the Peninsula. The main thing to check beforehand is which day it is open for families, and which for men only - an annoying distinction which can be a pain if you turn... More

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