Dar Al Madinah Museum
Dar Al Madinah Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsArt MuseumsHistory Museums
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The first and biggest museum that specialized in the history of Almadinah and its deep heritage. The museum highlights the history of the city of our beloved prophet, peace be upon him, as well as its valuable heritage and great ancient civilization. The museum displays big collection of hand built models that shows you simulation of the actual old landmarks of the city as well as a big collection of rear pieces and rear shoots of the city and its history.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ibrahim T
Philadelphia, PA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014
I have visited the the museum last year 2014. It's actually one of the most interesting places to vist that show u the history of profit Mohamed peace be upon him. The museum was full of architectureal models and other rare collections of that era arranged in a beautiful and appealing way. It's intersting place to vist whether for individuals or families. I really enjoyed my visit and hopefully will be back inshallah. I give this place five STARS
and highly recommend to visit this place when visiting Medinah.
Written January 28, 2015
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Mohammed H
Oldham, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
A really nice museum around 10Km from the Haram area (our hotel was near the King Fahd gate entrance. Taxi fare cost around 15 Riyals one way (the driver will ask for more but make sure you get it down!).

If you get an Arabic only speaking driver, ask him to take you to Dar Al-Madinah madhab. They don't understand the English word museum!!

It takes around 10-15 minutes to get there so don't get worried if it looks like you're going no where!

You can ask taxi driver to wait, but that's with a charge, or alternatively give him a call when you want him to return. Either way, don't pay more than 15Riyals each way.

The museum itself has models showing the history of Madinah Al-Munawarah, from the time of the Prophet (saw) to the current day. There are many models showing how Madinah has developed, models on Jannat-Ul Baqee, Battle of the Trench, Uhud (+Archers mountain), the houses of the Sahabah, the houses of the Prophet (saw)'s wives, and also a bit of information on how Makkah has developed also!

Entry cost was 15Riyals per person, with a guide. They have options of English, Arabic or Urdu guides. The guide is essential as all the text is in Arabic.

Might be good for them to have some English text with the Arabic on each of the models as then you can go through each model in your own time, but nevertheless still a great experience!

This is one not to miss when in Madinah. It will be worth the visit, in sha Allah.
Written April 26, 2016
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Muhammad Imran N
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
Must go to this museum if you want to get knowledge about Islamic history and specially if you want to see how Madina Al Munawwarah and Masjid e Nabvi extended. Entry fee charges are 15 per person. They provide you guide who will explain all the related knowledge during your tour. It takes about 1-3 hours for complete tour.
Written February 5, 2017
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Yaseen S
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
They open at 9:00am, and charge 25 Riyals per person. The guide is available for free; however one may give him a tip if required. We were offered kehva (Arabic Tea) for free on arrival. The museum showcases the history of Islam and not only about Madinah. Best to have around 2 hours to enjoy and explore it properly. Not a lot of walking required inside the museum.
Written January 24, 2017
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Gulam A
Luton, UK3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
I read all the reviews here and had high expectations. Myself and a friend went at 9.30am as the doors opened, the staff made us wait half an hour to what looked like they were having their breakfast!

Upon paying the 15 Riyals each we were told an English speaking guide would attend to us.

Waited another 15 mins and then when we queried where our guide was we were told that the English guide was not available but a Bengali speaking guide was to hand. This guide made us wait another 10mins while he was finishing his mobile phone call which clearly took precedence of the fact that customers were waiting for him in front of him.

Once the tour started, he seemed to hurry the narratives with the models. There was no consistency or timeline with his tour, jumping from model to model with no chronological order.

When we queried anything, he pointed to the Arabic description and just stated 'it is written there'. I'm sorry, but if we understood the Arabic then why would we need a guide???

Ended up our driver was giving a much better description of the exhibitions by reading off the displays then the guide!

Nice models to picture how it could have been, but awful service from the staff! Will not be visiting unless the staff change
Written March 10, 2016
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Ehsan Abbasi
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
I visited there few days ago and my experience was amazing. There are models that describe the history of Islamic icons. Models that explain transition with time of Holy kaaba, Masjid e Nabwi and Roza e rasool. Also there are models of important occasions of Prophet Muhammad's (P.B.U.H) life. Wonderful experience all together.

Staff is very cooperative and their guides will explain all the models in your language that makes it worth to visit.

Masha Allah
Written January 24, 2017
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Hussam S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Business
I always take my Hajj Group to this Museum to show them the life and environment in olden times and help them in capturing the scenario one can not imagine in the times of Prophet Muhammad Salallaho alaihay Wasallam by just reading books.
Muhammad - Cheetah Travel Centre Melbourne Australia
Written August 1, 2015
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It's our pleasure to have you in our museum and inshallah many to come. We are happy to hear that you liked the way our museum presents that era of profit Mohamed PBUH and plz feel free any time if you have a question or arrangement for future visits.
Written August 2, 2015
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Somia S
Woking, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
I thoroughly recommend a visit to this museum. And you must follow a tour guide to get the most out of your visit.

The museum displays a wonderful series of models depicting the Islamic history of the region. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable, softly spoken and explained everything clearly.
Written April 21, 2019
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Umar B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018
It is very informative place and the museum arrange a guided tour which will give you all the information about beginning of Kaaba to Birth of Muhammad pbuh and The Hijrat of Prophet Muhammad Pbuh From Mecca to Medina and the Medina Before and Now .. I would recommend every one to go there to get knowledge about our Beloved Prophet Muhammad City Medina and the events of that area ..
Written May 7, 2018
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ukkhan
Karachi, Pakistan24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
Visited Dar ul Madina museum while we were on Umrah trip. Entrance tickets cost us 25 SAR per person. Very organized and neat and clean environment. Offered kahwa and dates. Tour guide accompanied us and explained islamic history in detail which was very informative for kids as well. You can ask for your tour guide who knows language of your choice. Highly recommended when you are in Madina.
Written January 22, 2018
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