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National Museum

Al-Muraba - King Abdul Aziz Historical Center, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Riyadh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A must to see and visit. History of saudies and the succession of kings. The cars of the founder of the Kingdome, king Abdulaziz Bin Saud, are on display and old precious photos also in display

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Riyadh
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

History with a Saudi twist. Quite interesting and enlightening. Some history from a different prospective. Too much information for one visit. We will be visiting again. Great way also to see what else Saudi has to offer for those who are not terribly adventurous.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Going to this museum is quite a nice experience. It is quite multidimensional , covering various fields of study, and having some very interesting exhibits, It is certainly worth visiting at least once. It is not that easy a place to reach, but once you are there the parking is adequate and free, the park grounds are nice, the building... More

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La Chapelle-en-Serval, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This museum will make you travel from Earth formation to modern time. You will also learn about the country's history. The museum is recent, well organized and lodged in a nice building. There is a parking in front of the entrance.

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Shoreline
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is a really interesting museum, combining geology, archeology, religion (a nice section on Islam and Mecca and Medina), and other aspects of Saudi Arabia. If you're a single male be sure to be clear on the hours available to you. There is one morning a week when single men can go to the museum.

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Galax, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This isn't an easy place to get to and not much fun during school field trips, but certainly worth several hours. Nice, but dated, exhibits with good information.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

You start in the area's early history and take a journey through the early era, through the modern. Well done, interactive and in both Arabic and English (films however are only in Arabic and fortunately I had a native speaker with me). The area is THE place to be especially on Friday after prayers.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I visited the Museum in March 2014. The entrance fee is 10SAR which in my opinion is a bargain considering the quality of the exhibits. The staff are most helpful and are always willing to help visitors fully understand what they are seeing and are very eager to share their knowledge of Saudi history. The exhibits are in both Arabic... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Nice escape from the total black and white of Riyadh! It is something different and very local! I spent more than 4 hours there and I saw things I would not know otherwise.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Excellent, I liked the idea of following the yellow line. The person on the reception desk was very friendly explained us to explore the Museum. very well maintained. Good collection. Note the timings before you visit, it is open in the evenings from 6.00 to 9.00 PM which is good, so even on a working day you can visit. however... More

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