Islam and the Arabian Peninsula Hall


The fifth hall at the museum covers an area of 1,200 square meters.
    • The first section of this hall highlights the era of Islam, which begins with the arrival of the Prophet -- peace be upon him -- to Madinah, and ends with the beginning of the Umayyad period. There is a small room portraying the Prophet›s major battles: Badr, Ohod, and Al Khandaq.
    • The second section highlights the era of the Umayyad Caliphate, which ends with the beginning of the Abbasid era.
    • The third section includes three rooms: the first exhibits some of the industries that Muslims excelled in such as pottery, medicine, and astronomy. The second room shows a film detailing Arab contributions to science. The third room includes samples of Islamic calligraphy carved in stones of different sizes.
    • The fourth section consists of two rooms, the first of which features discoveries from a number of important Islamic sites in Saudi Arabia, such as Ar-Rabadha and Al Mabiyat. The second room screens an short film on Ar-Rabadha set during the Islamic era.
    • The fifth section highlights the Abbasid period, until the emergence of small states, and the Mamluk era. The main exhibits feature coins, pottery, glass, woodwork, and metal.
    • The sixth and final section highlights the Ottoman period. It includes a model of the largest Ottoman castle, which is located  Muwaylih along the main pilgrimage route from Egypt.

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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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