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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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Beautiful collection

Interesting collection of Saudi Arabian historical items. Nice way to spend an afternoon. Time it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
carlopiraino
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
A must go to place

The museum from the outside looked like any other average establishment in Saudi Arabia, but once... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lalaine Anne E
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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%
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  • 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 yesterday

Interesting collection of Saudi Arabian historical items. Nice way to spend an afternoon. Time it between prayer hours in the morning.

Thank carlopiraino
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum from the outside looked like any other average establishment in Saudi Arabia, but once you enter, you would actually think that you are in a different country. I must say, I was mighty impressed with some of their presentation, like the self operating...More

Thank Lalaine Anne E
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing history. The museum is well organized and has interactive stations. Also a great summary on the Profit Mohammed.

Thank Lynn L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Riyadh national museum sheds light on history Saudi culture / Arab Peninsula. Brief history of the oil exploration.. Good coverage on the story where the third Saudi era is born when King AbdulAziz unifies the nation. Personnel at the museum to be trained to...More

Thank ShajuDevassy
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

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 6 May 2018

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.

Thank JamesMich
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

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

Thank gflyons
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

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

Thank cloggy2000
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Close on Fridays. Normally 09:00-18:00 Open SAR 10
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