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Al-Muraba - King Abdul Aziz Historical Center | What3words: Oiled.dodges.divided, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
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Meh. Worth a Visit, but Not Each Exhibit

The museum is pretty nice compared to other museums in the region but it's pretty randomly... read more

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There is nothing much to see there, and be careful don't plan to visit the site before 8pm, because... read more

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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • 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

The museum is pretty nice compared to other museums in the region but it's pretty randomly organized and some exhibits are pretty contrived. There's not a lot of text or information panels and some of the "historical" pieces or events feel manufactured. I recommend you...More

Thank LucyPBnJ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing much to see there, and be careful don't plan to visit the site before 8pm, because it will be closed for each prayer and bring enough water and food for you and your family

Thank Rashedzahrani
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A modern museum, really interesting.... nice fossils coming from the desert, a brief history of Earth and then many artifacts from the past... beautiful preislamic pottery and ancient stone with old old writings, petroglyphs from our ancestors.... and then more recent objects from the more...More

Thank Marina G
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I went to Riyadh from Dammam specifically to see traveling The Roads of Arabia exhibit while it was there and it was well worth it. Running out of time, I only saw a small part of the permanent collection but it was enough to entice...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

A lot of things in the museum i didn't expect it existed in the kingdom hundred to thousand years ago. It fascinating.

Thank shayenpage
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great time there. We have seen a lot of old staff and antiques. It is in Riyadh. I recommend it .

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

I visited this museum while I was in Riyadh. It is quite large and takes the visitor along the surprizing rich history of the country. The museum also explains in detail the Islamic history of this country. I found this actualy very interesting and educative....More

Thank Jan530
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

One of the best museums I ever visited. The collection is really exciting and the journey was wonderful. Highly recommend.

Thank Fahad A
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

I love museums and i very much enjoyed my 2 hours in here. Admission was free when we went. Well organized. There are enough exhibits so as not to overwhelm. Follow the yellow circles on the floor to lead you through the exhibits. From creation...More

Thank Shaider X
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

One of the best place, you must visit when you are in Riyadh,,, start from the creation through whom leaving in Arabia land to prophet Mohamad then all islamic Khalifa until Saudi. In the end you will find very nice place about the tow holy...More

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