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National Museum

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Address: Al-Muraba - King Abdul Aziz Historical Center, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
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The history of Islam is the major focus of this museum, which consists of...

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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museum of importace historical interest

very well established modern building with an excellent layout of the history of the country going back over 1430 years .the quality of the exhibits were astounding as they all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

very well established modern building with an excellent layout of the history of the country going back over 1430 years .the quality of the exhibits were astounding as they all were expropriated from the country own historical sites and very well co-ordinated and presented in a methodical and beautifully presented order I would highly recommend visitors to view this museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just do it. Find the time and go. Lots to see; lots to learn. I highly recommend it. It's kind of a deep-dive into Saudi history from its geological formation, early history, the rise of Islam, the first and second Saudi kingdoms, through to the 20th Century and the discovery of oil. It's a good introduction and will broaden and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is an interesting mix here of exhibits that merit inclusion in any good collection and a narrative that is designed to reflect the regime's particular interpretation of history and other ideological issues. The latter, for example, is illustrated by the lengths to which the exhibits dealing with natural history are surrounded by Quranic quotations. It comes across as almost... More 

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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely museum that tells the story of Saudi Arabia from the very dawn of humanity until today. My favorite part was the Jahiliyya section which focused on Pre-Islamic Poetry. So beautiful!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WAs delighted to have dharshan of an "ancient" one-room temple of Pre-Muhamadh ArabiA, that resembled to me a typical present such one-room temple in my own TN, IndhiA/Bharath !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is nicely laid out and the exhibits are presented expertly. The scope of the museum is not overwhelming, and it's a valuable way to spend half a day (if that).

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Thank John J
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised with this museum. It charts the history of Arabia through the ages, with some great displays. We spent just over an hour here and didn't do it justice as we had to rush round. You could easily spend 2-3 hours looking round. We visited on a Wed afternoon and it was very quiet. Also, at 10 SAR... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good 2 hours of walking to go through the exhibits taking you from ancient saudi arabia to the current day oil age

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Price of the entrance ticket is very affordable. Huge parking and located at the heart of the Riyadh. You will see complete history of royal family and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was at the Museum with my Parents and it took us approximately 3 hrs to just see the museum. But its worth it specially if you are interested in the history of Saudi Arabia and how this country has evolved over so many years. There is a garden and waterfall just outside of the museum where lot of families... More 

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