The Hajj and the Two Holy Mosques Hall


The eighth and final hall at the museum covers an area of 800 square meters and is located on the ground floor. It highlights Hajj rituals, the role of successive Islamic countries in preserving Hajj rituals, historical routes of pilgrimage, the development of the cities of Makkah and Madinah, and the role of the Saudi state in providing for pilgrims and their rituals. The hall consists of five sections:

The first wing includes a large horizontal display model of Makkah and an aerial view that shows the location of Makkah in the Arabian Peninsula. The hall includes a sample from the Kaaba curtain that hangs on the wall and is embroidered with silk and silver. Visitors can also see a Ka’aba door that dates back to the Sultan Murad IV time in 1045 AH (1624 AD) and is made of gold and copper.

The second wing shows old pilgrim routes, featuring road signs, objects left by the pilgrims, and maps illustrating the most important stops along the old Levant, Egyptian and Yemeni pilgrim routes.

The third wing covers the history of the Kaaba and the Grand Mosque, including the second expansion in the era of King Fahd (may Allah have mercy on him).

The forth wing focuses on the city of the Prophet -- peace be upon him -- with a model of Madinah after it was expanded by King Fahd (may Allah have mercy on him). The display includes writing instruments used in teaching writing and reading.

The fifth wing features Hajj rituals through centuries, including the first and second Saudi states. In particular, the display also reviews efforts undertaken by King Abdul-Aziz and his sons in the service of the Two Holy Mosques, and the pilgrims.


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Inside the National Museum, Riyadh, you can find a captivating display of Saudi Arabia's culture in past and present forms. There are different types of antiques, manuscripts, documents and display boards that showcase an erstwhile era. Inside the National Museum, Riyadh, you can find a captivating display of Saudi Arabia's culture in past and present forms. There are different types of antiques, manuscripts, documents and display boards that showcase an erstwhile era and display boards that showcase an erstwhile era. Inside the National Museum, Riyadh, you can find a captivating display of Saudi Arabia's
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Visiting Hours

Weekdays Schools Public Visits
Sunday 8:00-12:00 school boys 12:00 - 2:00
Monday 8:00-12:00 school girls 12:00 - 8:00
Tuesday 8:00-12:00 school boys 12:00 - 8:00
Wednesday 8:00-12:00 school girls 12:00 - 8:00
Thursday 8:00-12:00 school boys 12:00 - 8:00
Friday 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Note:
  • Does not include school and official holidays
  • The visitors are allowed to complete their tour for an hour after the entrance gate is closed
  • Closing time at 8pm, except Sunday at 2pm
 
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