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National Museum

Al-Muraba - King Abdul Aziz Historical Center, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #1 of 16 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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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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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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14 helpful votes 14 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you have the honor of living or visiting the Kingdom please visit the National Museum. The museum is very interesting and will give you a very nice over view on Saudi history.

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was good experience, we enjoyed, there is a good park in front, the car collection was good, your way is clearly marked by arrow marks inside

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Learn the history of places and peoples the site is open every day of the week behind the fort (museum) there are a nice souq

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The museum in Riyadh is small and showcase the arabic culture most of the video tapes are in arabic so could not understand much

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised to visit this excellent museum. I had a guided tour, the guide was very knowledgable and I was given a fascinating insight in the history of the Kingdom. I think this is a very well maintained museum and should be a must see for travellers to Riyadh. One will need to 2-3 hours to see the... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife and I joined two expat gents and decided to check out the National Museum. It was a wonderful 2 1/2 hour visit! All the exhibits are arranged to reflect the history of the Arabian Peninsula in chronological order, beginning with pre-history and going up to the present day. We began at the beginning and worked our way forward... More 

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