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Address: Al-Muraba - King Abdul Aziz Historical Center, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
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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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Know Saudi Arabia in 3 hours!

I was travelling to Riyadh on a business visit and got off by 3 PM. Checked into the hotel and left for the museum at 5PM. The museum was a 15 minute drive (including traffic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was travelling to Riyadh on a business visit and got off by 3 PM. Checked into the hotel and left for the museum at 5PM. The museum was a 15 minute drive (including traffic) from the Olaya street. The entrance of the museum area is a grand and both sides of the road have sand coloured stones architecture. I... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Occasionally I used to visit this site. My children love to visit.This is good place for gathering knowledge as well as to hang out with kids

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Museum was part of the "Murabba' Development Plan" to refurbish the area of and around the old Murabba' Palace district for the Centennial Celebrations in Saudi Arabia. but nowadays it is a picnic spot for family in weekend

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Museum is a superb museum. It is logically set out, starting from prehistoric times and progressing through to modern times. We learnt so much! It was a mixture of models, excavated items, writings, etc. The only negatives for us: no cafe or anywhere to buy refreshments, the toilets were dreadfully dirty and a few more "hands-on" things to... More 

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Riyadh
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited the museum at least twice. It is well worth the effort. Educational and entertaining for adults and children alike. Very welcoming staff.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very modern and nicely designed museum. Most exhibits are labeled bilingual. Lots of interactive presentations. Provided one is really interested in Arabia's history over the ages, you can easily spend four to six hours in there without ever feeling bored.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to go on the first weekend during your Riyadh stay. For the curious traveller , interested in knowing more on the Saudi history, it is a must visit. It takes the visitor through a tour from the beginning of time , passing though the nuances of the culture and religion of the country. Also, the... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum exhibits organized very well .. orderly path forcing you to naturally watch all of the exhibitswith the historical timeline. good movies during the visit

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Thank Emad M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's part of King Abdulaziz historical center .. You will get to know the Saudi Arabian Culture , so if you are intersted it worth to visit ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice build ...you will get to know the Saudi Arebia Culture.... But the light shedding is too bad ..even you cannot see the things which are place ... Worth to visit ...to get more about saudi culture The starting Video show about " creation" is very very nice

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