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Address: Al-Muraba - King Abdul Aziz Historical Center, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
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Description: The history of Islam is the major focus of this museum, which consists of...
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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Arabistan

It's a big WOW! For only 10 SAR entrance fee you will enjoy exploring the whole place not less than three hours. One of the best and largest museum I've ever been. It is the heart... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It's a big WOW! For only 10 SAR entrance fee you will enjoy exploring the whole place not less than three hours. One of the best and largest museum I've ever been. It is the heart of the city that every tourist should not miss to visit.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

it very good area you can stay for long time and there is other places around the National Museum you can see

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

after finish my work i had little bit time, then i thought why should not visit national museum. It was full of knowledge about Saudi Life style.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

If you r in Riyadh must watch Riyadh museum. The old Saudi history and culture to see . The staff are not whelming but good

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Kerala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A wonderful place to visit. Arranged beautifully. Explains right from the creation of universe until present. Importance to Islamic history and the formation of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A must visit place for all and children should be accompanied by people who knows history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Once in Riyadh, don't fail to write this place in your bucket list. What's the sense of your stay in the Kingdom if you wont appreciate its History :)

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

absolute a must, I was almost alone in the museum, but it is very interesting, exposes you to the rich history and culture of the Arab peninsula

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A very big museum with some very interesting displays. I knew very little about the region or the Kingdom itself and the museum has plenty of nice and interesting displays. It might be to do with the time of day that I went or the time of the year, but it was very quiet. There are wings covering the history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went here during the Eid Holidays. My wife and my son enjoyed their trip to the museum since they are just new here in the kingdom. They learned a lot of things about Saudi Arabia and how it begun. Its a must see museum when you visit Riyadh.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Its a very nice place to go if you want to know more about Saudi Arabia.History,culture and technology.Its a very big museum but you will not get lost.It has a well arranged sections.Its worth a visit especially for an expatriate.

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