The National Museum in Riyadh is a must see attraction for anyone visiting the city and is interested in exploring its history and the history of Saudi Arabia. Established in 1999 the museum is part of the King Abdul Aziz Historical Center. The museum is housed in a beautiful two storey building and consists of 10 galleries in all; out of which 8 galleries house exhibits from different time periods, while two are used for short term exhibits. The museum showcases numerous antiques, manuscripts, documents from the past as well as the present and is definitely worth a visit. The history of Islam is the major focus of this museum and it displays a captivating collection of exhibits and artifacts from different civilizations. A section of the museum even houses cars and other belongings of the founding King of Saudi Arabia.
10 SAR per person, children and students free of charge
Opening hours during the weekdays in the morning is from 8 am-2.30 pm from Sunday to Thursday. In the evening from Monday to Thursday opening hours are from 4 pm-8 pm while on Saturday it is open in the morning from 9 am-1 pm and evening from 4 pm-9 pm. O
Around 2 to 3 hours
Senior citizens, adults, families, young adults, children
All of the exhibits housed in the museum are worth a visit
Prayer facilities are available within the museum premises. Muslim visitors will be able to find separate prayer rooms for men and women on the ground floor of the museum. They will be able to offer their prayers at the proper time and carry on with their tour of the museum.
Muslims visiting the museum will be happy to know that they will be able to find Halal food within the museum premises. The museum not only houses a restaurant but it also has a café, both of which are located on the ground floor. Guests can either get a bite to eat at the café or the restaurant or find plenty of Halal restaurants in the city of Riyadh.