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National Museum

Al-Muraba - King Abdul Aziz Historical Center | What3words: Oiled.dodges.divided, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
+966 11 402 9500
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Riyadh's Top Attraction

I have visited several of the National Museums in the region - this one was by far the best. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cameron S
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Castle Rock, Colorado
Saudi culture

The national museum consider as the house of old Saudi culture , there was the story where the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
almersal
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Al-Muraba - King Abdul Aziz Historical Center | What3words: Oiled.dodges.divided, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have visited several of the National Museums in the region - this one was by far the best. The museum lays out the chronological history of Saudi, with some anthropology and Hajj exhibits mixed in. A bargain at 10 SAR - perfect place to...More

Thank Cameron S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The national museum consider as the house of old Saudi culture , there was the story where the third Saudi era is born when king abdulaziz take over the city with just 60 men

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent example of the nearest thing to an example of local culture.Desert Bedouin tribes tend to be short on this, but its a good way to spend a few hours getting a closer look at the Saudi take on their history. Entertaining.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this museum on a Saturday early afternoon. Note there are no separate visiting times for families and single men, which some other attractions impose. Entrance fee was a nominal SAR10. The museum covers a variety of topics. There are some natural sciences displays...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well laid out. Well documented in English. Covers all periods of the Saudi Arabian peninsula from prehistoric times to recent history. Some of the exhibits should be better described and dated. Do not miss the old village reproduction on the second floor. Beautiful museum...More

Thank ioannisl343
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The National Museum, on the Eastern side of the King Abdul Aziz Historical Centre, is a modern museum, very much worth your visit! In just about 3 hours, you will learn about the fascinating history of the Arabian Peninsula, starting with the creation of the...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The museum is very well laid out, and presents a detailed history of the Arabian Peninsula, and the origins of the unification of the various factions into the country of Saudi Arabia. A must see for all visitors to Riyadh. All titles are in English...More

Thank MsEnergy
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

When visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time, you will find that the National Museum will give you a good first impression of the country and its cultural aspects. If you are genuinely interested in this country and its people, I advise you to visit...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This place truly is a national history museum. A mash up between a natural history and national history museum, it balances the two very well. The museum does not hide the relationship between Allah and the natural world and emphasizes the science with passages from...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Very big, great and amazing building - huge rooms with amazing exhibits or exposition. Interesting. Interesting exhibition about pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina and mock-up of holy cities.

Thank Maciej G
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Close on Fridays. Normally 09:00-18:00 Open SAR 10
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