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“Boring beyond belief”
Review of National Museum

National Museum
Ranked #2 of 64 things to do in Riyadh
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Boring beyond belief”
Reviewed January 10, 2012

not impressive very average.

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Riyadh
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Interesting information”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

The National Museum gives the visitor a wonderful informative tour of Saudi Arabia, its culture and religion.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Show case about KSA to the whole world”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

If you are a non-muslim and are worried that u cannot go to Mecca or Madina no worries visit the museum, if are worried about the language thankfully it's written in english.

This is one of the finest places that you can get to see in Riyadh, the lavish decor, the cleanliness, the enormous pictures all is worth a watch. If you are one of those interested in the history then this is the place.

There's a beautiful theatre inside and there are very limited time period where the history of Saudi is played, which is in the evening, so for non-arabic people go in the evening timings. You do not get food to eat if you are going with family, so get adequate snacks to go inside.

There's nothing new that has been added to the list, it's really worth a watch may be for 1-2 occasions.
the entry is 10 SR's and for kids it's free.. considering the cost and the information that you get it's worth

Visited December 2011
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“3000 year of history in one location”
Reviewed January 4, 2012

Beautifully displayed history of the area, high tech displays

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Doha, Qatar
Level 6 Contributor
62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Very Educational”
Reviewed December 31, 2011

This place is very nice, well maintained, has very good designs and architecture. For families, especially children, this is a very good place to go to. I learned a lot about history, geography and religion all in one place. It's nice to take pictures, but it would be better if you listen to the narrations and read their notes.

Visited February 2011
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