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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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just remember history

you can discover old centuries throuth this nice place where you will learn a lot about saharian people

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A nice place to visit to know the history of Saudi Arabia. It's also tells the history of oil exploration in Saudi, and the devices used for the same.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

you can discover old centuries throuth this nice place where you will learn a lot about saharian people

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A nice place to visit to catch up on the history of Islam and Saudi with plenty of exhibits, most important you can get your pictures too !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The museum has a fair deal of arts and artifacts. It gives you a descent idea of the history of the people of this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Set in beautiful surroundings, the museum is a huge, modern, well maintained building in a very central location, but like many gems in Riyadh, its well hidden. We went after 7 pm, so the museum was not busy. The staff were friendly and helpful, the exhibits, which take you from the beginning of time, through Islam, oil and up to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A well-laid out museum covering a broad spectrum from natural history to arms and armor to Islamic art and culture. No Saudi National museum would be complete without at least a little crude oil, and the understated, yet educational, display of cylinders filled with different types of oil fit the bill nicely. I recommend it to someone looking for an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very large and modern museum with 8 sections of historical displays. The pre-Islamic section is extremely interesting and very well done. Old photos of KSA and towns are also so interesting. This is well worth visiting with beautiful peaceful gardens. Plan for about 2 hours.

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Saar, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The grounds and setting of the museum were a great place to start, but the museum itself totally took us by surprise! It is well laid out, very comprehensive, and the entire history of the Arabian peninsula is beautifully presented. From the pre-Islamic days to the history of Mohammad (PBUH) and the spread of Islam up to the discovery of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a great National Museum. Please be sure to check the hours before visiting. see http://www.nationalmuseum.org.sa/index.aspx In April 2015m the museum is for school from 8:00AM -12 noon. It is open to the public from 12-2PM and from 4-8PM. Admission is 10 rials, a bargain. It is more like the Smithsonian than an art museum. Galleries range from Natural... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I was surprised at some of the information in the museum. I didn't think some things were allowed. As a teacher I really enjoyed the exhibits.

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Address: Al-Muraba - King Abdul Aziz Historical Center, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
Location: Middle East  >  Saudi Arabia  >  Riyadh Province  >  Riyadh

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