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National Museum

Al-Muraba - King Abdul Aziz Historical Center, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
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A Should-See for Saudi Culture and of course history

Housed in a large and beautiful facility, replete with flowing falag or irrigation channels, this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
schmidtwil
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
A must see for visitors to Riyadh,

I most definitely consider this a must see Riyadh destination. The museum is very well maintained... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Azvidmedia
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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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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  • Average8%
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Reviewed yesterday

Housed in a large and beautiful facility, replete with flowing falag or irrigation channels, this museum not only gives history but the Saudi culture. Do not miss the Murhababa Palace, built in 1936 just after unification. It's just aroung the corner within easy walking distance.

Thank schmidtwil
Reviewed yesterday

I most definitely consider this a must see Riyadh destination. The museum is very well maintained and has thorough coverage of basic history, both in the region and the world. There are also some very interesting artifacts, especially the mammoth skeleton. Very enjoyable!

Thank Azvidmedia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its modern museum in RIYADH , many floors and describes a long history of Arabia , kingdom history and Islam from Beginning .

Thank this007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Website pop-up giving opening hours during Ramadan says museum is open from 10am to 3pm. It isn't - at least not today (Saturday). When I arrived was told museum was closed and wouldn't be open until 4pm!

Thank Louth F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exhibition starts from learning structure of the earth and natural mineral rwsources. You find Saudi Arabia has many mineral resources in addition to oil. Then you learn 2000 years ago story of this region. Upstairs will guide you how Mohammad became a propheter and how...More

1  Thank yoshiok175
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. It tells history from the Muslim perspective which is different from any other museum I have visited before. It was a great learning experience.

Thank Newton255
Reviewed 11 May 2017

A very interesting museum to learn the history of Saudi Arabia and Islam, a must-see when in Riyadh. The museum is well organised, all exhibits have explanations in both Arabic and English. Entrance fee a symbolic 10 SAR.

1  Thank FamilymanVNO
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

If you want to know more about Ksa you can visit here and try to check each and single details about this country. Very interesting place indeed and spectacular. Encourage everyone to visit and experience this Lovely place.

Thank Alghba0000
Reviewed 1 May 2017

When compared to other "National Museums" in the region such as the one in Amman or even the Forth in Dubai, the Riyadh Museum really lacks interesting pieces to see, but there is not that much to visit in that city, so let's call it...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Although there seems to be very limited items on display in the Saudi National Museum, I would say it's worth visiting still as you won't be seeing those articles in your everyday life. I was greeted with a meteorite which said to have been found...More

Thank Riyadhventourista
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Mais R
I am a single woman with no driver so how to get there? and how much will it cost me for a taxi? are there any tourists groups
29 March 2017|
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Response from ickle_moose | Reviewed this property |
Try internations for social groups (it is a very active website, lots going on), but for the Museum just use Uber, or the Saudi version Careem. Download the app onto your phone, very very easy to use. Enjoy!
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misu n
Single allow? ???
4 March 2017|
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Response from fvunen | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have bachelor/singles and family time slots for visiting. The opening hours on their website make no differentiation, best call them before going.
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Smera Z
How much is the ticket for children and adults and do they take credit cards.
2 March 2017|
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Response from fvunen | Reviewed this property |
Adults SAR10 Children and students are free Cash is still better in most places in KSA ;-)
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