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National Museum

Address: Al-Muraba - King Abdul Aziz Historical Center, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Riyadh
Type: Museums
Owner description: The history of Islam is the major focus of this museum, which consists of 10 galleries, courtyards...
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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 belongings of the founding king of Saudi Arabia.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the many exhibits in the museum. Everything is in English. Maybe they should cover the "oil boom" years a little better, but it is still an interesting museum to see with many artifacts. We were disappointed by the gift shop. There were very few inexpensive gifts and the shop itself was closed in the middle of the day.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the day at the museum. It is very well organized and very informative.Enjoyed the history of SaudieArabia.And I disliked the fact that there was no Coffee-Shop

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Athens, Greece
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15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The museum is huge at a nice bulding.The fee is very low,they speak good English and it has levels....evething is written at English and Arabic also they have automatic machine at some monuments that they describe you what you see..it is really worth to visit you can see very old things till nowdays...I was impressed..

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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Very educational and best in the afternoon during summer. lots of cultural and religious information. the gardens is beutifull and a pleasant exprience.

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Toronto, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The museum itself doesn't have a vast collection, but it does give the visitor a good idea of the diversity of the Arabian region. It has elements of culture, religion, geology and history. The grounds are really spectacular with a garden taht is relaxing and a true oasis. Visit at dusk to enjot the sunset and the indirect lighting of... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I visited the museum with my coullages part of a college trip. I personally had a good general knowledge about the Islamic and Saudi history so I didn't expect to see much, but the museum amazed me not only with how well-equped it is, but also knowledge wise. Technology is used to make the tour better properly (being in Saudi... More 

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India
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The place is well laid out lots of exhibits and explanative. Located a little far from the city. You can spend about two hours there

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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

One of the most important tourist locations in Riyadh. The museum provides us a lot of insight into Saudi culture and history. It is very important from historical point of view. The surroundings are clean and very close to shopping malls.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I visited the museum on a quiet Saturday afternoon. The building is brand new, the architecture has a good feel to it and everything works well. Immediately after buying the ticket (10 SAR) the guided path on the floor starts to lead you through the tour. The yellow dots take you through the entire museum and its two floors starting... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA USA
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

there isn't a lot to see & do in Riyadh, but this is good for a few hours. The building is very large, modern, air conditioned, and most things were written in English too, which was very helpful to me. It was rather strange that there was almost nobody else visiting (almost spooky). The greeter was an older gentleman and... More 

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