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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This gives a great overview of the history, language, cultures and challenges of life in the peninsular and takes the visitor on a journey through its history. I was told that the visit would take about two hours and that's about right - possibly more if you'd like to watch all the various video stations and so on. I got... More

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Charlotte
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you are new to KSA, this provides a good overview of the history of the country, its natural resouces and people, the royal family and Islam.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The National Museum is a wonderful exhibit and display of the formation of how current Saudi Arabia evolved from the earliest days to the present. This is a beautiful facility with many worthwhile lessons to be learned.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very well presented museum, covering the earliest geology and fossils right up the arrival of Islam and the present day. Good section of the pre-Islamic civilizations in the Peninsula. The main thing to check beforehand is which day it is open for families, and which for men only - an annoying distinction which can be a pain if you turn... More

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Los Angeles, California
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35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This 2 floor museum is well laid out, shows all of the information in both Arabic and English, and covers the whole history, geology, social, religious and economic development of the Saudi kingdom. Several artifacts and relics are here, but it no art per se, as that is not part of the religious heritage.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I was shocked by some of the information in the museum. I really enjoyed my walk through. It was very informative.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

A very extensive museum with excellent interactive exhibits charting the history of the area. Very good and highly recommended.

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