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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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Only place in Riyadh to visit

This museum is the only attraction in Riaydh. It is well maintained. It is a must see if you happen to visit Riyadh.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This museum is the only attraction in Riaydh. It is well maintained. It is a must see if you happen to visit Riyadh.

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saudi arabia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everything of the past is diappearing in Riyadh so beside old Diriah village this is about all of the old culture you can see

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Western Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are travelling to Riyadh this is a must see. It is a very well set out Museum with interactive sections and a lot to see with regard to Saudi Arabian history.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The National Museum in Riyadh has to be at the top of the list of things to see in Riyadh. Beautiful architecture and so well laid out that you leave knowing you haven't missed a thing. Allow at least 3 hours to stroll through. Tells the story of Saudi Arabia like nothing else.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Visited at 5 pm with my family of small children. A fantastic museum and an excellent couple of hours. Modern clean and well thought out in terms of content and layout. Near to the fort and old town so we had a great evening with visiting patents. For the children my seven and five year old s had a great... More 

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The National Museum in Riyadh was comparable to any museum I have visited in the west. There were the usual displays about planets, etc., but the majority of the museum was on Saudi past and present. I was very surprised to see a section focusing on preIslam and of course how things changed once Islam became a part of the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Don't miss this. Great museum and we'll set out. If you have any interest in the history of the region up to the modern day it's a must. Great short film to watch on the formation of the modern KSA. If you are in Riydah drop in, it's worth it.

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White Plains, New York
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

i guess every country has to have one eh but this one is pretty wack. the only cool thing was a meteor that hit the area x years ago and found in the desert, that was kinda cool. they also have some writings from different periods in different original languages which is interesting to see and also you see how... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We enjoyed the many exhibits in the museum. Everything is in English. Maybe they should cover the "oil boom" years a little better, but it is still an interesting museum to see with many artifacts. We were disappointed by the gift shop. There were very few inexpensive gifts and the shop itself was closed in the middle of the day.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We enjoyed the day at the museum. It is very well organized and very informative.Enjoyed the history of SaudieArabia.And I disliked the fact that there was no Coffee-Shop

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