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National Museum, Riyadh

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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.
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  • The Museum displays the yesterday of Saudi Arabia. The Architecture, The Villages, The Locals life before industrialization. It also informs about the material (Composites) found in Saudi...  more »
  • I love museums like it. Where you can listen to story, watching some historical episodes. The museum is huge and very knowledgeable for tourists who doesn’t know a lot of KSA it’s a good place to...  more »
  • I was pleasantly surprised when I visited the National Museum in Riyadh - all the more so that it was open until late in the evening, which suited me perfectly. Relatively inexpensive to visit and...  more »
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  • Excellent place to spend any time of the day. Good for small kid, water park is available to use in summer. Plenty of trees and flower plants. If you really want to enjoy, visit it during morning time.
  • Saudi arabias national museum complex Very good place spent family time. Near down town Batha
  • One of the best museums one can ever visit. A perfect mix of technology and history. Kudos to the Government for developing such a masterpiece. Add to that a minimal entry fee of just 10 sar per adult and a beautiful public park (free) and you have a perfect weekend getaway in the heart of the city without having to go too far. A must see for everyone who visits riyadh.
  • Fantastic place to visit u can see museum park many more
  • It’s amazing for spending quality time on weekends. It really offers lots of fun, open area music, jokers and numerous other activities. There is options to hire a boot, very child friendly, different swing options, eating options, shopping options etc. Ice cream and other foods are available.

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