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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  • It is an interesting place to visit in spring or winter. Nice landscaping and old fortresses and a small artificial spring are worth visiting. If you happen to go in a weekend in winter, go there by 4...  more »
  • National Museum of Saudi Arabia date simulates beautiful with lots of effects and stories worth a visit for individuals and families
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  • Comprehensive history of the Saudi and Arab worlds. Part of the museum was closed that I wanted to see.  more »
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  • . "The National Museum of Saudi Arabia" is one of the main spots you have to visit while in Riyadh. . "The Museum is distinguished for its comprehensive exhibits presenting a topic in a successive manner starting from the creation of the universe until the Modern Age with its main idea about the Arabian Peninsula. It consists of eight major halls each of which provides an independent objective presentation." . The halls are titled as following: 1- Man and the Universe 2- Arabian Kingdoms 3- Jahilliyyah period 4- The Prophet mission 5- Islam and the Arabia peninsula 6- First and second Saudi States 7- Unification 8- Hajj and the two holy Mosques . It's really well organized and would absolutely give you an extensive view of the Arabian peninsula. . . 🎟: 10 SR, Free for kids & students. . . . ⏱: check out the photo with the opening hours.
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  • 8 the morning to eight evenings free and summer weather Kimberly show 4 times to 12 pm best
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