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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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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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 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 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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