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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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Very knowledgeable and artistic place. It is a place of old findings and it displays the culture, and the traditional lifestyle of local people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very knowledgeable and artistic place. It is a place of old findings and it displays the culture, and the traditional lifestyle of local people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been there 4 years ago and it was actually very cool and educational. You'll learn more about Saudi Arabia and the civilization that lived in there before it

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Thank Mohmmed W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited recently Saudi National Museum which looks total traditional about saudi people old history.

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Thank Navaneswara R
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a place that can be attractive only if you have interest in really old findings. the look and feel of the museum and the ambiance is very boring.

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Thank Rayan T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum covers a alot from geology to recent history and religion. We visited on the weekend and practically had the place to ourselves. What surprises me is the fact that not that many expats or locals pay the museum a visit. Its very well sorted and and the outside premises is very nice to walk and hang out in.

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Riyadh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The national museum is ignored by many foreigners and locals alike, all to their detriment in our opinion. Set in a park like garden next to the old Murabba palaces, the entire neighborhood is well worth a stroll around and through the narrow streets. The museum itself is housed in a new and modern building, well laid out with interesting... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum covers a huge amount from geology to recent history to religion. We visited one Saturday afternoon, and practically had the place to ourselves. The models of Mecca and Medinah were particularly impressive. We were lucky enough to visit with one of our Saudi colleagues who was on hand to answer our questions. Well worth a visit!

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

All expat like me should visit this national museum entrance fee is only 10 sr affordable... A lot of archeological remains are on display. Upon entrance you can see a big meteorites plus a lot of tools way way back on the olden time. Very educational and outside the museum there are park to do a little piknik

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Sohar, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice time visit with full team in National Museum very nice and good experience with local culture and history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really amazed after I finished touring the museum, it starts with old eras (Million of years ago) and it shows you exactly how life was developed to the modern era. What inspires me the most is the civilization timeline, you can literally track civilizations timeline by following the yellow circle paints on the ground.

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