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National Museum

Al-Muraba - King Abdul Aziz Historical Center, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
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One of the best places to visit in Riyadh

The national museum was simply extra ordinary. I was amazed to see the kind of technology that has... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
Abhijeet1221
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New Delhi, India
A must see while in Riyadh

I was amazed with the diversity and authenticity of exhibited artifacts. The museum covers many... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Hicham H
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Riyadh
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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, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

The national museum was simply extra ordinary. I was amazed to see the kind of technology that has been used to support the story telling (Arab and Islamic history). Though the story / depiction lacks scientific view point a bit, the way it has been...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

I was amazed with the diversity and authenticity of exhibited artifacts. The museum covers many ages since 7000 years back. Must see while in Riyadh.

Thank Hicham H
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We came too early since this is opening only after asr prayer. It is a very modern exhibition and gives a good overview over Saudi Arabia's history and pre-history. It also displays models of Mecca and Madina, You can easily go through it in 2...More

1  Thank Volker E
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Things i liked about the museum: 1. They cover the history of the Arabian Peninsula from the prehistoric era to modern day. It's diverse and it's informative. 2. They have outlined a path to take so enable you to see all the exhibits. I wish...More

Thank Talal J
Reviewed 22 November 2016

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...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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.

1  Thank Helphopeshine
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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...More

Thank anil99
Reviewed 13 November 2016

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...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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.

Thank mitchian
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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.

Thank Shin-il K
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Close on Fridays. Normally 09:00-18:00 Open SAR 10
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