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 trip planner .
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  • This place truly is a national history museum. A mash up between a natural history and national history museum, it balances the two very well. The museum does not hide the relationship between Allah a...  more »
  • Very big, great and amazing building - huge rooms with amazing exhibits or exposition. Interesting. Interesting exhibition about pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina and mock-up of holy cities.  more »
  • National Museum of KSA is an impressive museum. A great journey of history from pre-stone age till todate. The curio-shop needs to be improved a bit.  more »

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