The Medina Media Museum, located close to the Masjid-al Nabawi is well worth a visit for those interested in getting to know the history of Islam and the city of Medina. Although the building is not a stand out, the small museum housed in the basement is home to some interesting displays. Inside the museum visitors will be able to see models, illustrations and a theater which bring to life the history and the construction of Masjid al-Nabawi and the city of Medina. Visitors will also be able to see schematics of the famous battles and layouts of the Prophets’ (PBUH) original home, the burial grounds as well as illustrations of the city of Medina in the times of the Prophet (PBUH) and its evolution over time. Visiting the museum with a guide would be beneficial and to truly appreciate and understand the exhibits and its history, it is essential to do so with someone who can give you a background on what is found in the museum.
Free of charge
Opening hours tend to vary. Visitors could get hotel staff to assist them and arrange a guide and find out the opening hours for them.
Around an hour or two
Adults, families, senior citizens, young adults, children
The evolution of the Masjid al-Nabawi and the city of Medina
Those visiting the Medina Media Museum will be able to locate prayer facilities without a problem as the museum is situated close to the Masjid al- Nabawi. Visitors could either walk to the Masjid or take a taxi as it is in close proximity to the museum. However, since visitors on foot need to cross a busy main street to get to the Masjid it may be wiser and safer to take a taxi.
Muslim visitors looking for Halal food will find it easy to locate Halal restaurants close to the museum. Restaurants and hotels in Medina are Muslim-friendly and all restaurants in the city are Halal. Visitors to the museum have many dining options such as fast food, local cuisine, western cuisine and more, located close by.