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National Museum, Riyadh

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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. Put National Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Riyadh vacation generator.
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  • I visited this Museum really terrific level 2014 beautiful nearby museums system outside and the surrounding area is beautiful but unfortunately no good publicity for meta tags for the country or for tourists on the Museum also several sections for different periods of time very quiet almost no mentors to publicize the place or any interaction with it I loved it because I never expected there arranged by Saudi Arabia and recommend him to everyone.
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  • The price of SR10 per ticket is well worth it. The museum offers a lot of insight into the origins of the country, religion and culture. I enjoyed the journey through time, but must say the last part ...  read more »
  • I really love to try to understand a bit of local history and customs when i Visit a distant country and for many reasons Saudi Arabia is different to anything I have seen before. This museum is a gre...  read more »
  • A walk through history, culture and tradition. Not crowded Very well maintained Beautiful arcade
  • A very beautiful museum. Definitely best in Saudi Arabia. Would definitely recommend a visit (Hint: minimum 4 hours required)
  • Plan at least a few hours here, very nice place, a walk through history, starts at creation goes through all time periods. It seems that they don't care if you take photos here, only posted rules are no drinking and no smoking. Cost SR10, well worth it.
  • Excellent place for people having some interest in history and antiques plus Islamic history. Time is from 4pm to 9pm. Place isn't crowded and open on weekend as well. Recommended for children as well.
  • Wonderful museum. I've been twice. Would recommend three or four hours to take everything in.
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