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Monday, 30 May 2016

5 Best Museums situated in Riyadh

Arab culture is inhabited since thousands of years due to which it has a rich tradition and long history of different eras and reigns. Museum is a place in Arab which shows different colors of Arab culture during different eras. Whether you are an Arab or an expatriate, you will find museums very interesting. Riyadh is not only a city of lights, but also has number of museums which present rich Arab culture and history to visitors. The list of Museums located in Riyadh along with details is given as follows


Al-Masmak Historical Museum: This museum has displayed articles in order to present history of Riyadh. It has shown significant events occurred in evolution of Riyadh during past few hundred years. The visiting hours of the museum are given as follows;
  • In the morning, 8 a.m. -12 noon and in the evening, 4 – 9 p.m., as follows:
  • Sunday – Tuesday – Thursday (Men and the visitors from Boys’ Schools)
  • Monday and Wednesday (Families and the visitors from Girls’ Schools)
  • Friday – Morning (Closed), Evening – Families from 4 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday mornings for Men from 9 a.m. -12noon and for Families from 4 – 7:30 p.m

The National Museum: This museum presents the Saudi traditional style and different architecture designs during different phases of revolution of Saudi Arab. It is a kind of hotspot for tourist wide range of attractions available. This museum has articles related to different historical ages of Kingdom. This museum presents the amalgamation of past and present culture and tradition prevalent in Saudi Arabia. Visitors understand and learn a lot about culture of KSA by visiting National museum in Riyadh.  Recommended: Visit to the National Museum of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
  • The location and contact numbers of the museum are given as follows;
  • Location: King Abdulaziz Historical Center, Morabba’ Dist
  • Tel: +966-11-4029500
  • Fax: +966-11-4030306
  • Email: tnm@scta.gov.sa
Museum of Currencies in Riyadh: This museum exhibits currencies of different eras specifically. This museum has currencies belonging to pre-Islamic period as well. Different Gold currencies and other valuable notes are also displayed in museum related to different royal eras in KSA. The location and contact numbers of the museum are given as follows
Location: Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency
Tel: +966-11-4662100

Saqr Al-Jazeera Aviation Museum: This museum belongs to Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) and shows historical events related to air force.  The location and visiting hours of the museum are given as follows
Visiting Hours: By coordination with the Museum’s Curator
Address: The Royal Saudi Ari Force (RSAF) – Saqr Al-Jazeera Aviation Museum, Riyadh city –Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Antiquities Museum – King Saud University: This museum is famous for its historical dimensions which help in exploring different fields and departments of King Saud University. This museum is owned by university management. It has number of unique articles inside including writings, pottery ware, inscriptions and porcelain. The location and contact numbers and visiting hours of the museum are given as follows
Visiting Hours: Saturday to Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: King Saud University – College of Tourism and Antiquities, Riyadh – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966-11-4674942

Places to Visit in Riyadh
  1. Al Qaryah Al-Najdiya-The Najdi Village Restaurant
  2. A Tour to Al Safi Dairy Farm in Al Kharj around Riyadh
  3. A Visit to Al Tayibat City Museum in Jeddah
  4. A Virtual Journey to the Prophet’s Time(Virtual Museum in Makkah)
  5. 10 Must Visit Museums in Jeddah

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