Exhibition Hall of Saudi First & Second State


The museum›s sixth hall is divided into two sections:

Section I
Highlights the first Saudi state since its establishment Imam Muhammad bin Saud, who ruled between 1139 AH and 1179 AH (1726 AD and 1765 AD), and the historic meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Wahab in Dirriyah 1157 AH (1744 AD). It also features the Dirriyah foundation of the charter, which covered the consolidation of governance and security until the end of first Saudi state, that followed the surrender of Diriyah in 1233 AH (1818 AD). It also highlights the biography of the Imams who succeeded Imam Muhammad bin Saud in power, including Imam Abdul-Aziz bin Muhammad 1179-1218 AH (1765-1803 AD), Imam Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz 1218-1229 AH (1814-1818 AD). It concludes with the end of first Saudi state after the surrender of Dirriyah 1233 AH (1818 AD).

Section II
Highlights the second Saudi state, which was founded by Imam Turki bin Abdullah 1240 AH (1824 AD), who chose Riyadh as his capital, united Al-Ahsa and Najd again, and re-imposed central authority and the rule of law across the peninsula. He remained in power until his assassination in 1249 AH (1834 AD). Imam Faisal bin Turki succeeded his father in 1249 AH (1834 AD) and tried to regain power, but his plans were hampered by the invasion of Muhammad Ali Pasha in 1253AH (1837 AD). The section also features the return of the Imam Faisal and the restoration of government in 1259 AH (1843 AD) until his death 1309 AH (1891AD). Finally, the Al-Saud, under the leadership of Imam Abdelrahman, left Riyadh in 1309 AH (1891 AD).
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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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Tickets Person 10 SAR Student / Child
FREE
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