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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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I learned about the history in a very informative way, great thematic lay-out. It is recommendable to be accompanied by a local.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Interesting museum in Riyadh, specially considering there's nothing much to visit in the city. Some of the descriptions aren't exactly "scientific" accurate, but it's worth visiting. Lots of historical pieces, well organized

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Olen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I learned about the history in a very informative way, great thematic lay-out. It is recommendable to be accompanied by a local.

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Bangalore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Its nice place. Has nice park. You can spend 2 hours in museum. Though things are not much, but its depicts history of Saudi Arab. Their cultural evolution, earlier homes. History of Mecca etc. There is no rush there. There are some time limit , in morning time opend for all. Afternoon its for family only. Over all I liked... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It is a huge museum! Half-day wasnt enough for us (maybe because we were busy taking a lot of picture). Loved the outside area with a river. I saw a lot of families spending their time over there. The replica of the Makkah is so impresive! A must place to visit in Riyadh!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We're a big team of men visiting the hotel. However, we're on the wrong day as most of the days are reserved for families and single man cannot come in. We come back the day after and we had a nice time, experiencing the Saudi history, including a movie session about the King Abdulaziz.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The National Museum in Riyadh is a beautiful venue that highlights Saudi history, inspiring the imagination.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Would be true to say there is not much to do on the cultural front in Riyadh, but this museum provided a diverting couple of hours that helps understand the culture. Nicely presented artefacts, beautiful building and surrounds. The displays help put it all into context and there is a lot of information about the birth of Islam and of... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A great day to spend looking through the different aspects of Saudi Arabia. The exhibits are top notch and well presented.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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33 helpful votes 33 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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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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