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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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Great introduction to the history and culture of the Arabian Peninsula

The National Museum, on the Eastern side of the King Abdul Aziz Historical Centre, is a modern... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cloggy2000
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cloggyland
Excellent museum

The museum is very well laid out, and presents a detailed history of the Arabian Peninsula, and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MsEnergy
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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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

National Museum of KSA is an impressive museum. A great journey of history from pre-stone age till todate. The curio-shop needs to be improved a bit.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you've been in Riyadh a while and are itching to get out and do something interesting, I would highly recommend this! You'll learn quite a lot about local and Islamic history.

Thank squarekat
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Took and Uber there and spent about an hour walking around the exhibits. Hives you a really good understand of their history, traditions, and religion. I found it very interesting and would recommend to anyone not familiar with KSA and wants a quick overview. Only...More

Thank Frederick_C_Smith_II
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I visited the museum on March 2, 2018. It is an impressive building, with no adornment. It runs between a science Center and history of Islam. Some dioramas, and everything is informed in English, as well as Arabic.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

If you live in Riyadh for a while I would absolutely recommend a visit to the National museum. It takes a couple of hours, it’s well realized and strongly interesting. It lets you understand many things about the country you are in.

Thank Antonio G
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