National Museum

National Museum, Riyadh: Hours, Address, National Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

National Museum
4.5
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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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Marty C
3 contributions
Stunning
Jun 2021
The presentation of the mummies of Pharaohs is superbly laid out and easy to follow in both Arabic and English. The story told is focused mainly on the development of history and kingdoms. There is little on the science of mummies, so don't go in expecting that, but be prepared to be inspired by the collection and the ability to closely examine each mummy.
Written June 15, 2021
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Samim Khan
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia10 contributions
Incredible Plave To Know Tradition & Culture
May 2019
The Museum displays the yesterday of Saudi Arabia.
The Architecture, The Villages, The Locals life before industrialization.
It also informs about the material (Composites) found in Saudi Arabia.
We visited around evening time and it is open until late evening not like other Museums closing early.
Here you can watch small clips of the country's history.
Written April 24, 2020
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Natali Kupetska
Lviv, Ukraine123 contributions
I loved the place
Jan 2020 • Solo
I love museums like it. Where you can listen to story, watching some historical episodes. The museum is huge and very knowledgeable for tourists who doesn’t know a lot of KSA it’s a good place to start discovering it. Historical district around is so ethnic and beautiful, hanging around can take a half of the day. But it’s definitely worthy.
Written April 18, 2020
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,735 contributions
Impressive displays
Nov 2019
I was pleasantly surprised when I visited the National Museum in Riyadh - all the more so that it was open until late in the evening, which suited me perfectly. Relatively inexpensive to visit and some impressive displays with good English language signs.
Written March 22, 2020
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Mehiar M
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2 contributions
King AbdulazizHistorical District and Musuem
Mar 2020 • Family
Great place. All features are mixed modern and traditional. Building materials and Architecture are local. Art exhibitions are beautiful. Breads more food and coffee venues.
Written March 6, 2020
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casbrown
leeds122 contributions
A truly enchanting building and series of exhibitions
Feb 2020
Parking is straight forward, entrance is cheap, a huge collection of exhibits in a tranquil setting, well worth a visit. Staff are excellent and the best time to visit is early morning or late just before closing.
Written March 4, 2020
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Karen W
Barrington, RI3 contributions
Excellent Museum
Feb 2020
This is a wide-ranging museum exhibiting natural history, Islamic culture, and prehistoric culture. It's a very modern and spacious museum.
Written March 1, 2020
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Highlandtrekker
Chandigarh, India254 contributions
Fantastic museum
Feb 2020 • Business
It’s a must see collection of the history of Saudi Arabia starting from the pre historic age . The artefacts are curated in an easy to understand manner .
Written February 23, 2020
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Khalid F.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia302 contributions
Great Museum experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
Wonderful experience and exhibits cover everything. From the stars to the civilizations that lived in Modern day Saudi Arabia 1000's of years ago.... Try it out ...
Written February 17, 2020
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Bob A
Stockport, UK429 contributions
Interesting Museum. Super quiet and enjoyable
Jan 2020
I visited here alone whilst I was visiting the city.

Arriving middle afternoon, the place was deserted. I bought an entrance ticket at the desk and left my bag with the concierge, then began my visit.

There is a path you can follow on the floor to take you through a series of galleries in this modern building. They cover everything from the flora and fauna of the region through to the history of man through a series of both exhibitions and inter active installations. I thought it ewas quite good and as the place is so devoid of visitors I got to see everything at my own pace. Much of the text is in both English and Arabic.

Later in the museum there are some cultural exhibits before a final piece about Islam.

I found the whole place really interesting and well worth visiting and I would highly recommend it. It's split over two levels with stairs and lifts to help you get around.

Don't expect much from the staff, there are hardly any there. There are clean toilets and vending machines for some snacks and drinks.

Combine a visit here with a visit to the gardens outside and the park at the back.
Written February 16, 2020
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National Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sun - Sat 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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