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“Interesting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum

National Museum
Al-Muraba - King Abdul Aziz Historical Center, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Riyadh
Type: Museums
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Owner description: 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.
Beirut, Lebanon
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Been there, loved it!
the National Museum is an authentic reflection of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Big Respect. loved the place, interesting details.
great for solo or families.

Visited September 2012
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Pune, India
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“Must not miss out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

When I visited the National Museum just off Dabab street on the way to batha (There is a huge overhead tank that you might not miss out as a landmark) it was a plesant experience. There are articrafts discovered years back and showcase the olden lifestyle and Saudi culture. There is an entire section on the mezzanine floor as well. Good for kids and families.

Visited July 2012
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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“Nation Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Very well laid out. Could show more of the origins of Saudi Arabia. Good range of different exhibits.

Visited January 2013
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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“Heritage”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I love history, archaeology and ancient. This is a place definitely to explore the early civilisation of Saudi Arabia!

Visited May 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“A good glimpse on the Kingdom's history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Worth the detour if you have time. In a fort in downtown. It shows you how fast the country developed and how far it comes from. It also gives a good idea on the Saoud family history. Although renovated, the museum lacks clear and detailed information and guidance. Shame. But also, vast majority of Riyadh visitors ignore the site. They shouldn't.

Visited May 2013
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