National Museum

National Museum information

Location
Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
Address
King Saud Rd
Telephone
01 01-402 9500 ext 2030
More information
www.nationalmuseum.org.sa
Prices
adult/child SR10/free
Opening hours
men 8am-noon Sun, Tue & Thu, women & families 8am-noon Mon & Wed, open to all noon-2pm Sun, noon-2pm & 4-8pm Mon-Thu, 4-8pm Fri, 9am-1pm & 4-8pm Sat
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This state-of-the-art museum is one of the finest in the Middle East. Encased within modernist architecture, its two floors contain eight well-designed and informative galleries covering Arabian history, culture and art. The galleries beautifully display evocative rock carvings, engaging models and a full-scale reconstruction of a Nabataean tomb from Madain Saleh. Films (in English via headphones) shown on 180-degree screens complement the exhibits, as do virtual visits to sites and other excellent interactive displays.