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  • Antiquities Museum – King Saud University
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    ​​​This museum highlights the cultural and historical dimension of the excavations conducted by the University. It belongs to the College of Tourism and Antiquities at King Saud University.The museum contains a selection of antiques discovered during the  Faw and Rabdha excavations that were carried out by the college. It also includes inscriptions, writings, porcelain and pottery ware, various jewelry, coins, statues, frescos, and more. Visiting Hours:Saturday to Wednesday:8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Address:King Saud University – College of Tourism and Antiquities Riyadh – Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaTelephone:011/ 4674942 – 011/4675063​
  • Museum of Currencies in Riyadh
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    ​​​​​This is a specialized museum highlighting the cultural and historical forms of currencies, and it is managed by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency.The contents of the museum: The museum contains a collection of rare currencies of the pre-Islamic period in addition to a group of Islamic currencies until the fourteenth century AH. It also offers sample currencies of some of the GCC states and other Arab countries.Visiting hours:- In coordination with the Director of the Museum.Address: Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency -Head Office, Riyadh - Saudi ArabiaTel: 011/4662100
  • Al-Masmak Historical Museum
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    ​​​The Al Masmak fort occupies a prominent place in the history of the Kingdom, especially in the history of Riyadh. It was a witness to King Abdul-Aziz’s (Allah’s mercy be upon him) initial steps in consolidating this entity into the Great Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  The Al-Masmak fort is connected with the re-capture of Riyadh, which happened at the dawn of the fifth of  Shawal 1319, corresponding to the 15 January, 1902 by late King Abdulaziz (May Allah have mercy on him). Construction Background:The story of building Al-Masmak dates back to the era of Imam Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud, who initiated its construction in 1282 Hijrah, corresponding to 1865, within a large palace in the heart of Riyadh. This fort was a part of that palace.The word “Masmak” in Arabic means the high, fortified  and thick and huge building. Uses:After King Abdulaziz recovered the Al-Masmak fort in 1319, corresponding to 1902, it was used as a warehouse for ammunition and weapons for two years and then it was changed into a prison until it was converted into a heritage landmark in the heart of Riyadh. Thanks to His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz (may Allah protect him), who ordered for its maintenance and proper restoration in 1400 AH, corresponding to 1980.AL-Masmak as a Museum: On the 13th of Muharram 1416 , corresponding to 11 June, 1995, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz (may Allah protect him) opened the A-Masmak Historical Museum, which tells the story of the Kingdom’s unification and establishment by King Abdul Aziz (May Allah have mercy on him).Development of Museum Exhibits:The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities developed the museum exhibits in Al-Masmak Museum to represent the story of the storming Musmak and recovery Riyadh by King Abdulaziz (May Allah have mercy on him). Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities (may Allah protect him), the development of the museum exhibits in Al-Masmak was started on 10th of Muharram 1433 AH corresponding to December 5, 2011 A.D.The museum contains photographs, maps, models, display cabinets, some old weapons, traditional and heritage objects, exhibition and audio-visual halls.Al-Masmak Museum Halls:The Main hallRiyadh during recapture The storming of AL-MasmakThe PioneersThe historical RiyadhAl-Masmak fortAL-Masmak usesThe last hallThe well square yardSome temporary exhibitsThe most important features of Al Musmak:The GateFort’s MosqueA Majlis (Council Hall)The WellAl Masmak towersVisiting hours:The museum receives visitors during two periods: In the morning, 8 a.m. -12 noon and in the evening, 4 - 9 p.m., as follows:Sunday - Tuesday - Thursday (Men and the visitors from Boys' Schools)Monday and Wednesday (Families and the visitors from Girls' Schools)Friday - Morning (Closed), Evening - Families from 4 - 7:30 p.m.Saturday mornings for Men from 9 a.m. -12noon and for Families from 4 - 7-30 p.m.Address: Al-Masmak Historical Museum - Museums and Antiquities Sector - Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, PO Box 3734 Riyadh 11481. Riyadh- AL Dirah Quarter- South of Imam Turkey bin Abdullah street and East of Imam Turkey bin Abdullah mosque.Tel: 4110091 and Fax extension: 27
  • Saqr Al-Jazeera Aviation Museum
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    ​​​The museum is affiliated to the Ministry of Defense and Aviation, and it highlights the cultural and historical aspect of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). It was opened to celebrate the centennial anniversary of opening of Riyadh on 7th of Shawwal 1419H (24/1/1999). It displays the historical evolution of RSAF its inception at the hands of His Majesty King Abdul Aziz Bin Rahman Al Saud over sixty-five years ago. It contains real aircrafts, their scale models, photographs, and documents. The Museum narrates how King Abdul-Aziz started with about five airplanes until they reached to hundreds of the most powerful aircrafts in the world.This historical period of the museum is divided into five phases:Pre-establishment phase: 1333-1344H (1914 – 1925 G) (the onset of aircraft in the skies of the Arabian Peninsula).Establishment Phase 1344-1373H (1925 – 1954 G).Development Phase 1373 – 1383H (1954 – 1962 G).Renovation Phase 1402H (1982 G).The first phase work was completed with the establishment of the museum, which includes interior galleries containing the old and new aircrafts and air defense weapons, in addition to a ‘Space’ corner containing the devices and equipment needed for a spaceflight. The museum involves computers to be used by visitors to enhance their knowledge of the aircraft, as well there are pavilions showing historical documentaries, an open-air exhibition area that displays airplanes in their real size with large scale equipment. In the future phases, it is expected to include - a mosque, a conference hall, other galleries, a cultural center provided with 3-D screen, a library, an education center, and an aircraft maintenance center for the exhibited equipment in the museum. Visiting Time: By coordination with the Museum’s CuratorAddress: The Royal Saudi Ari Force (RSAF) – Saqr Al-Jazeera Aviation Museum, Riyadh city –Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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