National Museum, Riyadh

4.4
Boasting a vast collection of artifacts starting from the deep geological history of the region, National Museum showcases many layers of the Arabian Peninsula's heritage. Tour the modern building to see fragments of a meteorite, a skeleton of a mammoth, a model of a Stone Age fishing village, Paleolithic tools, and a cave with carvings. Learn about the region's deep cultural roots through the exhibit of early Arabic kingdoms and the pre-Islamic era, detailing the development of calligraphy. Other themes covered include the life of Prophet Muhammad until his migration to Medina, the spread of Islam, and, finally, the development of the modern Saudi state with maps and armories, complete with old airplanes and early oil drill valves. To visit National Museum on your holiday in Riyadh, and find out what else Riyadh has to offer, use our Riyadh trip planner .
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  • You can see the history of Saudi Arabia from ancient times to modern times. It seems that a permit is required to enter the museum, and it is available at the same site as the hotel. Because the space is wide, I think that it takes one hour even if I see it in a hurry.
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  • Best place to learn Islamic culture. well organized museum. best place to hang around with family because museum adjoined with lovely park. Entrance fee is SR 10/- per person. can spend 2-3 hours.  more »
  • Excellent! I visited the place for 4 times already.Im planning to visit again. The staffs are very friendly and accommodating.  more »
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