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National Museum

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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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If you've spent time living and traveling in Saudi Arabia this museum will come as an unexpected delight. The museum is modern, well designed and laid out. The collections are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Al Khobar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you've spent time living and traveling in Saudi Arabia this museum will come as an unexpected delight. The museum is modern, well designed and laid out. The collections are extensive and superb. Information is in Arabic and English. The museum makes for a very worthwhile visit, whether it is a quick walk through the galleries or you spend hours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a good place to learn some history, of KSA. Lots of relics, pictures and descriptions to learn from. If you are interested in history, and in the town, this is the place, you might want to go for a quick lesson.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum was surprisingly very interesting and fun to visit. It starts by talking about the nature and geology on the Arabian Peninsula before humans and animals existed. Then gradually shows traces of early animals then humans, then goes through the early Arabic kingdoms and civilizations in the area (like Nabateans, Thamud, etc. ). Then to era pre and post... More 

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gallery is dedicated to king Abdul Aziz and he regained Riyadh and establish his kingdom.Here the life and mission of the prophet Mohammad is illustrated,on wall there is a large family tree explaining the prophets family & relations in great details from this gallery,the visitors to use a bridge which connects to the next gallery. One large solar system... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Museum of Riyadh is most famous one in the KSA located in the middle part of King Abdul-Aziz Historical Center, which was established to be a cultural and civilization center highlighting the prominent history of Arabian Peninsula and its historical message. This Museum aims to introduce the KSA history with its role and fundamentals.Beautifully assembled and organised different... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No one could accuse Riyadh of being overwhelmed with tourist destinations. Nevertheless, the National Museum is definitely worth a visit whether for Arab or Westerner. The subject matter of the museum covers the geology, and history of the Arabian peninsula from the prehistoric to more recent times. Exhibits are labeled fairly clearly but inevitably assume a familiarity with Arab history... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had limited time in Riyadh but this is a great site to visit if you have a spare hour or so. It is only SAR10 and very interesting with good signage and history dating back to Jurassic! The security guard even gave me some information on a few of the pieces so its great to know they are passionate... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a look in. Beautifully assembled and organised different timelines of culture, history and religion. One can easily spend half a day here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has more than historical, archeological, cultural and scientific museums presenting the art life, old handicrafts, the old historical activity, antiquities, and diverse economic and commercial activities. The National Museum of Riyadh is most famous one in the KSA located in the middle part of King Abdul-Aziz Historical Center, which was established to be a cultural... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ideal place to visit, because of his historical and educational value for both Adults and Children. You have so much to learn and you will be amazed with the display. Ideally you will have to spend a minimum of at least three hours to have a good look around at all the items exhibited in the museum.

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