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National Museum

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Good guide to the history of Arabia

Starting at the creation of the earth, this museum has exhibits right up to the unification of... read more

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Barny D
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Great museum a must see

We had a really good visit to this museum, the history and artefacts from the region are very well... 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.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Starting at the creation of the earth, this museum has exhibits right up to the unification of modern Saudi Arabia. Very good section on Hajj

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a really good visit to this museum, the history and artefacts from the region are very well presented. We especially liked the mammoth skeleton as you enter the museum. The museum if clearly marked out, by following yellow dotted arrows in the ground,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

i visit this place once and the feel of knowing the story Saudi Arabia is gaining knowledge about the country and its self.

Thank Jectofer O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is full of artefacts including a huge meteor. It is a fascinating walk through history and I love that it begins with God creating the earth. There is a big exhibition of Qurans and lots of information about how Islam came about. There...More

Thank asalexander2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in history and culture this is a must visit place in Riyadh. The museum will make you run through the history of Saudi Arabia and you could see many old handicrafts well maintained.

Thank Renjith R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the context of Vision 2030 and a reneissance in history in culture, the National Museum is surprisingly good. The building and grounds are spacious and well looked after and are almost worth a visit all on their own. The museum itself is well laid...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be honest i wasn't expecting much, but i was totally amazed and surprised to see the ancient arts and the way it is maintained. The Museum shows a great part of Islamic traditions and anyone willing to learn history should definitely visit here.

Thank hawahwajung
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went to the National Musem to learn about the history of Saudi Arabia and I spent just over 2 hours browsing it was educational and informative I felt the history as I walked round the museum which was well laid out good afternoon would...More

Thank Steven G
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We could have spent another day walking around and learning about all the different things on offer. As English speaking, it would have been better to have the English translation equipment working more effectively. very well done.

Thank Dorothy T
Reviewed 7 August 2018

You probably found out that in Riyadh is not much interesting places to visit. However some worth to be visited and the National Museum is one of them. During cca 3 km long way you get to know about history of the Universe, Arabian area,...More

Thank Natanael M
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Rena G
3 July 2018|
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Response from tck5810 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I just saw this question. I think it was 10 Riyals. I saw many women in the museum, and there were expats among them.
Noel D
9 November 2017|
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Response from Hazem Z | Reviewed this property |
yes, definitely.
Yusra S
14 September 2017|
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Sure there is.