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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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Alor Setar, Malaysia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nice museum with free entry. If you have nothing to do. May be you can visit it. You can see a lot of the historical things inside the museum. The museum is big and clean.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This Museum offers good insight about different metals found in KSA, evolution of mankind and culture Good Audio Visual effects are available to understand concepts however some are available only in Arabic. I did enjoy watching real gold rocks.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a very nice place to visit, they did a really good job in the museum. There is a lot of local history, which sometimes is hard to find somewhere else. Some areas are a bit outdated but overall it's quite good.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I have been in Riyadh several times for work and on two occasions attempted to visit the museum however on one occasion we were told they were closing and not for prayer time but for the entire day and on the other occasion the museum was closed even though it was during the opening times advertised on their promotional literature.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I liked the idea of having a National Museum here in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It's been a long waiting because this place has a lot of stories to tell. visiting this place is a must for those who loves to travel and explore different places and scenery. The Arabian Peninsula has different landscape and flora and fauna. Not to mention... More

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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Been around aircraft all my working life so could not resist this chance to see some aircraft you will not see again. The aircraft were fantastic. I am biased I know as I love them but you are able to get really close to these old girls and it was magical for a geek like me. The serious side was... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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