5 Interesting Museums in Riyadh City to Visit, Exciting Destinations!

5 Interesting Museums in Riyadh City to Visit, Exciting Destinations!

As the capital of Saudi Arabia, the city of Riyadh is the main destination for foreign tourists to spend their holidays. Various interesting places can be visited in the city of Riyadh ranging from shopping centers, and religious tourism to museums that can add insight. Most of these museums have a comfortable atmosphere that makes visitors feel at home to linger.

With various types of collections of unique and rare items that are even thousands of years old, these are the 5 best museums that are most recommended to visit in Riyadh City.

  1. Antiquities Museum

The Antiquities Museum is located at King Saud University which is the oldest university in Saudi Arabia.

As reported by the Theculturetrip page, the Antiquities Museum stores various historical objects that have been collected by researchers or the archaeological team from King Saud University. In this place, visitors can see various collections of artifacts, ancient coins, statues, and much more from Roman and Hillenic times.

Initially, only academics, archaeologists, and researchers were allowed to enter the Antiquities Museum. But now, this museum can be visited by the public as a tourist spot.

  1. Masmak Museum

Formerly the Masmak Museum was a fortress that became one of the largest buildings in the city of Riyadh.

The building was built in 1895 by Abdulrahman ibn Sulaiman using unusual materials such as mud bricks, clay, and straw. Although built with simple materials, this building has been tested for its strength and durability.

In 1995, this place was converted into a museum that exhibits antiques, photographs, paintings, and various traditional weapons used by tribes in Saudi Arabia.

  1. Saqr Al-Jazeera Aviation Museum

For those of you who are interested in astronomy, the Saqr Al-Jazeera Aviation Museum must be included in your vacation list in the city of Riyadh. This place is dedicated to Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who was the first Muslim astronaut to explore space.

Inside the building, visitors can see various models of aircraft, spacesuits as well as images and audiovisual documentation during their journey in space. However, there are procedures that you must fulfill first before visiting the Saqr Al-Jazeera Aviation Museum.

  1. National Museum

The National Museum is located in the King Abdulaziz Historical Center in the city of Riyadh. Reporting from the Whatsonsaudiarabia page, this museum building stands on an area of ​​28,000 square meters consisting of only two floors. Visitors can learn various things here, from art, history, and culture to replicas of ancient Arabic buildings.

The National Museum consists of eight galleries with interactive exhibitions.

This place is open every day and each visitor will be charged an entrance fee of 10 Riyals or the equivalent of 38 thousand rupiahs.

  1. Al Faisal Arabic and Islamic Arts Museum

The construction of the Al Faisal Arabic and Islamic Arts Museum aims as a place for research on the history of Islam in various ways. You can find various historical objects in this place such as rare Arab-Islamic artworks, war equipment, literary works, coins to ancient household utensils.

Many Qur’anic manuscripts look unique and interesting. Al Faisal Arabic and Islamic Arts Museum is located on Al-Olaya street, Riyadh and visitors are free to enter this museum.

Well, those are some interesting museums that are worth a visit while on vacation in the city of Riyadh. Of course, visiting the museum will be more exciting if you are with family or friends.