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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
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The National Museum is in a whole city block that includes the King Abdulaziz Historical Center. You can do both venues in around 3 hours. We visited on a weekend at 4pm and we basically had the huge place to ourselves. The museum details the history of Saudi Arabia and Islam. It has a lot of collections and displays although... More

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Maryand
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

So much more than a study of Arabia and Saudi Arabia. It was a wonderful experience walking back time across millennia. Truly exciting exhibits that display the origins of civilization. Able to see ancient tools, artifacts and other man made items that reflect their origin and original use by humans.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

As I usual advise , try to visit the national museum if its available. This one in Riyadh is easy accessible, most in English and gives you next to an historic overview of the are of the current Kingdom and really a nice historic overview of Islam. I really enjoyed it and walked through it in probably and hour and... More

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It takes you back in History and culture of arabic peninsula , It very interesting and easily can spent nice eveaning discovering great things .It takes you out of the modern world and makes ur mind relax and in peace.

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76 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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
49 helpful votes 49 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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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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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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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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