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King Abdulaziz Historical Center - National Museum

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King Abdulaziz Historical Center (National Museum), Historical Center، King Abdul Aziz، Riyadh Saudi Arabia
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Description

Located in the capital city of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, the King Abdul Aziz historical center was built on the former compound of the Murabba Palace and is around 1.5 km to the north of the old city. In 1999 several cultural institutions focusing on Saudi history were built on the old palace compound and the remains of the old palaces were remodeled and restored to make it look as close to the original building as possible. 

The Museum

The National Museum of Saudia Arabia is the Historical Center’s crowned jewel. It is famous for its magnificent architecture and eight “Exhibition Halls” each of which is themed around a different part of the region’s history, such as Saudi heritage, Islamic culture in Arabia, Arabian kingdoms, The Prophet’s Mission, and Islam in the Arabian Peninsula. 

You can make your way through the museum hallway along the yellow-dotted path as you explore the exhibits with their well-lit, informative, and interactive displays. 

Attractions

The King Abdulaziz Historical Center houses an old courtyard house, a mosque, a library, a conference building, and several parks with long, green fields and water showers. Towards the south lies a small theme park that attracts locals and tourists alike. There is also a group of traditional homes in the center that were originally planned as a part of the museum but are now used as reception centers that host major events and ceremonies.

Location

King Abdulaziz Historical Center (National Museum), Historical Center، King Abdul Aziz، Riyadh Saudi Arabia

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Prabhakar Ghatage

Prabhakar Ghatage

05/18/2022 20:10

Google review

Any museum creates enough curiosity, what all contains. It's a very large place. It covers geographical aspects, early civilisations, some fossils and very detailed history of Islam. Mosque replicas are very beautiful as well. There are a few activities for children. Outside open garden with a stream is equally good. Don't miss the palace nearby.
IA N

IA N

05/13/2022 14:42

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A good place to visit. Tickets not needed, however, ensure you have face masks. A beautiful and calm park besides makes it a good picnic spot. You may as well buy sea food fresh and have it prepared for the picnic. Ensure you leave it clean.
Sayanthan Paramanathan

Sayanthan Paramanathan

05/10/2022 06:01

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I visited during Eid holidays. But since I had visited with my friends, we’re not allowed to the park. We’re informed it’s only for the family. Don’t know it’s allocated only for families all the days or only in special days (no instructions about this). The security showed us an area outside the main park (allocated for non family members), which has nothing to watch. So finally it was a disappointing visit. But what I saw during short walk through park area; they are amazing, very calm environment and looked to be a nice place for family, especially for children.
Abdul Gafoor

Abdul Gafoor

05/06/2022 07:42

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If you are living/visiting the city of Riyadh, this Museum should be an item in the must see list! It is situated in King Abdulaziz Historical Center and surrounded with four very beautiful parks, Square, Grand Mosque, Palace etc. Inside the Museum you will start the journey with formation and history of different rocks, earth and universe, fossils, pre historic civilizations, all known civilizations in the Arabian Peninsula, their tools and formation of calligraphy, sculptures etc. It also demonstrates Islamic History, before Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), during his life including Hijra and Battles, and after his life. Different Caliphates like Rashidoon, Amawis, Abbasids, Ottomans etc are also shown. Modern technology has been well utilised for depicting different aspects and information throughout the Museum with the help of Audio Visual systems. You will not find enough time if you start late to explore the stalls, so be there on opening time itself.
Rey Rey

Rey Rey

04/23/2022 20:15

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I was told it was a nice place but it really exceeded my best expectations: the building alone would worth the visit. But then the museum is really very fascinating and it explains Saudi Arabia's history since prehistoric times. Artifacts, jewels and the whole exposed material show the different cultures and civilizations that inhabited the area. It's a pity the place closed down before we could conclude the tour dedicated to the foundation of the Kingdom, which was really interesting. Last but not least, attendants are very kind and polite. I'd strongly and definitely recommend a visit!
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11/26/2021 15:39

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