The National Museum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The National Museum is located on the eastern side of the King Abdul Aziz Historical Center, in the Murabba district of Riyadh next to King Abdulaziz Al Murabba Palace.
Built on a land area of about 17,000 m2, the total area of the building is around 28,000 m2 including different floors. The Museum was opened by the late King Fahd, (May God bless his soul) in 1989, within the grand opening of King Abdulaziz Historical Center on the occasion of the centenary of the march of King Abdul Aziz into Riyadh after its conquest in 1901.
The building structure of The National Museum, architecturally interacts with the volumetric composition of historical buildings and castles of King Abdulaziz. Its shape was developed as a modern complement to the comprehensive physical configuration and detailed solutions compatible with human scale, contributing to the revitalization of tourism within the city of Riyadh.
As you step into the Museum, you will be lead to the chronology of Man and Universe through a well-organized display of artifacts, documents, manuscripts and documentary films since the beginning of the creation of the universe to the modern time. You can also explore through the 8 halls of the Museum, where you can learn about the Arabian Peninsula through historical and architectural designs chronologically, through audio and visual presentations.
The museum presentation techniques adopted here, highlights the story of the Kingdom and the early stages of its development and growth. The gallery halls are customized to display the chronology of the unification of Saudi Arabia, the Arab kingdoms, and the emergence of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula through a range of movable and immovable models. The National Museum no doubt is a unique place one must visit while in Riyadh.