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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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National Museum in Riyadh

This is a very good historical Museum and lays out the history of the Kingdom. I liked the meteorites displayed and the history since the discovery of oil. The museum can take... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very good historical Museum and lays out the history of the Kingdom. I liked the meteorites displayed and the history since the discovery of oil. The museum can take 4-5 hours if you stop and see everything but yo can also see the highpoints in less than two hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a so enjoyable, you must visit when you go to Riyadh. I appreciate the digital explanations of some images and exhibits. The museum depicts the real history of Saudi Arabia.

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Hyderabad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit which was scheduled for an hour finally ended in three hours. A must visit place if in Riyadh and with time on one's hands. It was completed in a record 26 months! It covers the history of the land form the ealry man to the present day history. A good and innovative use of displays and use of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Museum is set in a lovely family friendly area, built in traditional style architecture. It takes you on a guided tour of history in the region, from prehistoric times to the Prophet, to the discovery of oil and beyond. The museum has special visiting times for single men and for families, so inquire before turning up.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit, understand the Middle East, Saudi and Riyadh all in one go. Well worth allowing 4 or 5 hours to get the best.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One-stop learning center to study Saudi Arabia. Not many artifacts like ofher museums around the world, but if you are interested to learn about the Kingdom's history, this is a must visit place.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went very late afternoon when families can enter. There are 2 floors and worth allowing a good 2 hours to get through it all. Lots to see and read (available in English) and the walk is directed by signs so that avoids aimless wandering and missing out on displays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to understand the history of Arabia. From the far past till recent years, including the history of the rise of Islam, and later the creation of the Saudi state

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Nice museum, located in pleasant place . Nice external gardens. Museum tells story of Arab culture over the centuries. Need to pay attention to opening time. Depending your status, if your single or family, visits are in different days and hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Inside the National Museum, Riyadh, you can find a captivating display of antiques, manuscripts, documents and display boards that showcase a time from long ago. such as animals and fossilized trees.Movement of continents and continental drift.Minerals, rocks, and fossils that indicate millions of years of geological fluctuations.it also features different types of metallic and nonmetallic minerals and stones. Very cool.... More 

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