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  • Museum of the Two Holy Mosques Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    To highlight the cultural and historical aspects of the Two Holy Mosques, and follow the directives of the General Presidency for the Two Holy Mosques.

    The museum contains seven rooms distributed as follows:

    • Entrance hall: Contains pictures and old and new glass models of the Two Holy Mosques.
    • Hall of the Grand Mosque: Contains models of precious artifacts and inscriptions written especially in the Holy Mosques.
    • Hall of the Kaaba: Contains the models of the Kiswa (covering of Kaaba), the old door of Kaaba, the weaving machines for the manufacture of the Kiswa and other collectibles.
    • Hall of photography: Includes rare photographs of the Two Holy Mosques.
    • Hall of manuscripts: Models of calegraphy in two Holy Mosques, and a copy of Koran caligraphed by Osman bin Affan (may Allah be pleased with him).
    • Hall of Zamzam: The general framework of Zamzam well prepared in the early fourteenth century Hijri and old inscriptions and photographs of the old and new well of Zamzam.
    • Hall of the Prophet's Mosque: It includes examples of the Prophet's Mosque and rare artifacts, in addition to photographs.

    Visiting hours:
    In coordination with the Department of Museum Tel: 5490942/012

    Address:
    Makkah Mukarmma, Saudi Arabia, General Presidency for the Sacred Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque
    Tel / 5733388 /012 / Ext: 208
  • Al-Zaher Palace Museum in Makkah Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    To highlight the cultural and historical aspects of Makka area, to inform and educate the community of the footprints of civilization and the history of Makka since the dawn of history until the present prosperous times and follow the directives Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities.

    The Al-Zaher Palace Museum of Makkah is situated on an area of (3425 m2). It was built and completed 1365AH / 1946 CE by the order of King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud (may Allah have Mercy on him). It had been used for some time exclusively for receiving state guests. and in 1378 it became the headquarters of the Al Zaher Secondary School and in the middle of Shaaban 1427 AH the palace was opened to visitors as the Al Zaher Museum of Makka for Antiquities and Heritage, after its restoration to its previous state of construction.

    Museum contains:

    • Museum offers
    • VIP hall
    • Management
    • Lecture Hall
    • Library
    • Warehouses
    Museum Halls Ground Floor:
    • Hall of Rise of Saudi Arabia: Contains paintings and photographs of the most important archaeological and historical landmarks of the Kingdom such as rock carvings, castles and pilgrimage routes and historical facilities, and findings of archaeological excavations of the different regions with some artifacts.
    • Hall of Prehistory: The hall exhibits human being and his natural environment in the prehistoric times and his interaction with nature. The stone tools he used and the pre-historic eras that have gone through. The beginning of knowledge of agriculture and the domestication of animals.
    • Hall of Geological and Natural History: The natural history dealing with the geological area of Makka and the wildlife in it.
    • Hall of Pre-Islam: It tells the story of the emergence of Makkah, ancient markets, the human activities and the story of building of the Kabah. The historical events such as the winter and summer and the year of the elephant and the religions of the Arabs before Islam.
    Museum Halls First Floor:
    • Hall Biography of the Prophet: The hall displays some of the illuminations shining over the biography of the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) since his birth until his death.
    • Hall of the evolution of writing: It deals with the evolution of the Arabic script since its beginnings and the types of fonts; the inscriptions in Makka and the famous calligraphic models are offered within it.
    • Hall of Currencies: It displays the currencies of several Islamic periods which show the successive stages of Islamic coinage.
    • Hall of Pilgrimage: It is an open book on the pilgrimage in terms of roads leading to Makka with maps and pictures of roads and castles, the modes of transport for pilgrims and the old photographs of pilgrimages and is embodiment of the sacred feelings when entered.
    • Hall of the Grand Mosque Architecture: It exposes the levels experiences in the building of the Grand Mosque that began by the Caliphs and then during the Umayyad and the Abbasid Caliphate to the Ottoman expansion ending in the era of the Saudi state. The construction of the Kaaba and the Kiswa (the shroud covering the Kabah) and a general plan of the mosque complex is presented.
    • Hall of the Saudi State: This hall tells us the story through photographs, literature and maps, the epic story of the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    • Hall of education: It tells the story of the emergence of education in Makkah for different ages and the several schools.
    • Heritage Hall (Makki–Shrine): This hall has many references to the Aristocracy (Hijazi) tools such as the desert and industries and the ancient weapons and tools for fishing, agriculture, cooking, lighting and decorations.
    • Hall of Masterpieces of Islamic Art: The hall contains a selection of Islamic artifacts from various countries around the Islamic world. It contains the samples of ceramic pots and dishes, decorated brass candlestick and others.

    Visiting hours:
    - Morning 8:30 am to 12:30 after noon
    - Evening 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    - Thursday and Friday from it 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm


    Address:
    Al Zahar Palace Museum, Madina Munawarra Road, Next King Abdulaziz Hospital, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, Makka Mukarramah
    Tel: 012/5471044, Fax: 012/5471815.
  • Al Madina Museum in Al Hejaz Railway Station Open or Close

    Al Hejaz Railway Station in the Madina city was established within the project of the Ottoman Sultan, Abdul Hamid II, Caliph of Islam to link Istanbul city of Ottoman Empire to Al Madina through a railway line crossing the Levant on its way to Al Madina. The first train to arrive to Al Madina was in 1908 AD. A special celebration was held on the occasion.


    Museum Development:

    In 1404 H (1983), upon a Royal Decree, the Hejaz Railway Station was handed over to the Antiquities and Museum Agency to transform it into a museum. Later on, the Antiquities and Museum Agency completed the restoration of the site buildings. In 1419H (1998), His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdul Aziz, then the Governor of Al Madina, inaugurated the station's restoration project.

    scth, after taking over the antiquities and museums tasks in the Kingdom, planned to stage museum shows at the station site. The first phase of this project was inaugurated on Monday, 9th December, 2014 and the inauguration ceremony was attended by His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, President of scth, and patronized by His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Al Madina Province. This phase includes implementation of museum shows in the main building of the station in addition to the establishment of Hejaz Railway Museum in the adjoining Train Maintenance Workshop.

    Museum Exhibits:
    The Museum consists of 14 halls displaying Al Madina heritage from prehistoric times until the present, as follows:

    • Museum Lobby
    • Al Madina environment, history and nature
    • Al Madina in Prophetic era
    • Prophet Mohammed’s wives, his sons and daughters
    • Mohajreen (migrants)
    • Ansar (supporters)
    • Prophetic Mosque
    • Al Madina in the reigns of Caliphs
    • Al Madina in the reign of First Saudi State
    • Al Madina in the reign of Second Saudi State
    • Al Madina in the reign of King Abdul Aziz
    • Al Madina Heritage

    Visiting hours:
    - Saturday to Thursday : 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM
    - Friday: 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM


  • Musmak Museum in Riyadh Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    To highlight the cultural and historical aspects of the palace through the conquest of Riaydh and the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to raise awareness and educate the community, and follows the directives of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities.

    Musmak palace was built in 1312 AH/1895 on a land area in 1880 m2. It contains a mosque and the bureaucracy offices and wells. There are three residential units, one for the establishment of the Governor and the latter’s uses, second one a Khazan for money and the third for the entertaining the guests. The palace was converted into a museum, and officially opened on 13/1/1416 AH corresponding to 11 / 6 / 1995. It is located in downtown Riyadh.

    Museum contains:

    • Display hall
    • Management
    • Warehouses
    The contents of the museum presentations:
    It includes supply rooms containing paintings, photographs and maps narrating the saga of the heroic recovery of Riyadh, and the story of unification of the Kingdom by the late King Abdul Aziz, as well as pieces of the weapons used in that era like, guns and swords. The museum houses photos, paintings of modern development in the Kingdom Saudi Arabia in all sectors. The museum also displays a number of documentaries about the conquest of Riyadh, and features of cultural development in the Kingdom.


    Visiting hours:
    Museum receives visitors in two periods: In the morning 8 am -12 noon and evening 4 pm - 9 pm, as follows:
    - Sunday - Tuesday - Thursday (Men and visitors from Boys' Schools)
    - Monday and Wednesday (Families and visitors from Girls' Schools)
    - Friday - morning (Closed), Evening - Families from 4 pm - 7:30 pm
    - Saturday mornings for men from 9 am -12noon and for Families from 4 pm - 7-30 pm.

    Address:
    The Museum Musmak Riyadh, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities PO Box 3734 Riyadh 11481.
    Tel: 4110091/011 Fax: 4114152/011
  • Jeddah Al Khozam Museum Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    To highlight the cultural and historical aspect of the Kingdom, to inform and educate the community, and follows the general strategy of scth. The museum is located within the palace of King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al-Saud (may Allah have mercy on him), popularly known as the Khuzam Palace in Jeddah, which was built in 1340 AH / 1923 CE. This palace was converted into a museum and was inaugurated on 17/10/1415 AH corresponding to 18/3/1995 CE.

    Museum contains:

    • Exhibition Halls of the museum.
    • Management.
    • Photography Lab.
    • Restoration Lab.
    • Library: With a collection of specialized books as well as some periodicals and pamphlets.
    • Warehouses.
    Museum Halls:
    • Entrance hall: containing Qoranic verse describing the relationship of religion and archaeological studies, images of the Two Holy Mosques, after the major expansion in the era of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, painting for the museums all over the Kingdom, in addition to traditional composite illustrations showing the importance of marine resources to the lives of residents of Jeddah.
    • Hall of pre-Islam: It starts from the stone age until the pre-Islamic era, and displays a set of stone tools, pottery pieces and paintings from rock inscriptions and writings, as well as texts and pictures relating the story of pre-Islamic period.
    • Islamic Hall: It talks about the beginning to the migration of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to Medina, the entrusted Caliphs and successive Islamic periods, in addition to offering of a range of different archaeological pieces and boards including text, images and maps dating to this period.
    • Hall of unification of the kingdom: It talks about the beginning of the first Saudi state to modern times, with displays of paintings and the periods of the Saudi State in addition to shows of films containing a selection of traditional aspects of the Kingdom.
    • Hall of King Abdul Aziz: It includes some of the belongings and special and historic photographs of his life (may Allah have mercy on him).
    • Hall of King Saud University: It is home to some of its collection of photographs and documents about his life (may Allah have mercy on him).
    • Jeddah Chamber: It contains exhibits about the city of Jeddah and its development through pictures and old maps of the city.
    There will be film shows on the antiquities and the heritage of the Kingdom.

    Visiting hours:
    - Morning: 8:00 am to 12 noon.
    - Evening: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

    Address:
    Museum of Jeddah, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities. Jeddah
    phone and Fax: 6364271/012 - POB: 42271 Jeddah 21541
  • Dammam Regional Museum Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    To highlight the cultural and historical appearance of the Eastern Province of the Kingdom and to inform and educate the community in accordance with the guidelines of Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (scth). The museum is located in a portion of the Dammam Public Library building on a land area 1281 m2. Dammam museum was opened to visitors in 1405 H, corresponding to 1985 CE.

    Museum contains:

    • Museum display halls
    • Administration
    • Library
    • Warehouses

    Museum Halls:
    • Hall of Man and the Universe: The display of text and images speak about the beginning of human history and the formation of Earth and the geological layers, as well as stone tools and photographs of sites represent prehistoric times including the period known as the period of slavery in the region.
    • Hall of Pre-Islamic Age: The beginning of the end of the Stone Ages, until the pre-Islamic period. It displays a set of tools, pottery pieces and samples of inscriptions and ancient writings as well as texts and pictures telling the story of each of the periods prior to Islam.
    • Islamic Hall: The hall speaks about the migration of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) to Madina and about the entrusted Caliphs and the successive Islamic periods. It also presents a range of different pieces and display boards including text, images and maps dating back to that period.
    • Prince Hall / Mohammad bin Fahad Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Heritage: It includes a range of heritage items, coins and pottery and other items of his time.
    The Museum also screens films on the antiquities and heritage of the Kingdom.
    Work is underway on the preparation of exhibits and their display to create a world-class museum to date.

    Visiting hours:
    - Morning session 8:00 am until 2.30 pm.
    - Evening Session from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm

    Address:
    Dammam Regional Museum, Dammam City, Saudi Arabia, Zip Code (31158)
    Phone: 038266056
  • Tema Museum Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    To highlight the cultural and historical aspects of the governorate of Tema as Tema was one of the most important commercial centers of the ancient Northern Arabian Peninsula, and to educate the public, and follows scth directives.

    The museum was built in the year 1403H/1983 CE on a land area of 7850 m2 and opened to visitors in 1407 H corresponding to 1987 CE.

    Museum contains:

    • Museum display halls
    • Administration
    • Survey and drawing labs
    • Warehouse
    • Photography lab
    • Artifacts restoration lab
    • TV shows hall
    • Staff housing
    • Library that contains specialized books as well as some periodicals and pamphlets
    • Warehouses

    Halls of the Museum:
    • Entrance hall: Includes plates and maps of archaeological sites and the network of museums in the Kingdom, photographs and heritage exhibits.
    • Man and Universe: Beginning of human beings; formation of Earth and the geological layers and the Stone Ages, models of stone tools of various prehistoric locations in the area of Tema.
    • Pre-Islam: starting from the Stone Ages, until the pre-Islamic era, it displays a collection of artifacts, writings and ancient rock carvings found in the region. The most important obelisk of Tiama currently displayed in the Louvre Museum in Paris. The pre-Islamic era’s most prominent sites in the region of Tiama such as Shoaib caves and the Alhambra Palace and others.
    • Islamic hall: It talks about the time from the birth of Prophet (Peace be upon him) to his migration to Madina, the first four Caliphs and the Islamic successive periods, in addition to the presentation of a range of different archaeological pieces, paintings, text, images and designs belonging to the period.
    • Hall of Tiama in the recent past: It displays information and pictures about the history of Tiama and its inhabitants during the past three centuries.
    • Hall of Unification of the Kingdom: The talk about the beginning of the Saudi state to the present era by showcasing paintings, photographs and a selection of traditional pieces and of film shows and documentaries.
    Work is underway on the preparation and display of offers to create a world-class museum to date.

    Visiting hours:
    - Morning time: 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
    - Evening time: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Admission is free.

    Address:
    scth Tiama museum, Tiama city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Tel 4631813/014 Fax 4631807/014
  • Al Ahsa Museum Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    To highlight the cultural and historical aspects of the Al-Ahsa province and to inform and educate the community. It follows the directives of Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities.

    The museum was built in 1403 AH/1983 CE on a land area 7000 m2 and it was opened to visitors in 1407 AH corresponding to 1987CE.

    The Museum contains the following sections:

    • Museum display halls
    • Administration
    • Survey and drawing labs
    • Warehouse
    • Photography labs
    • Restoration laboratory
    • TV show hall
    • Staff housing
    • Library: Containing collection of books as well as some specialized periodicals and pamphlets

    Halls of the Museum:
    • Entrance hall: It contains paintings showing the archaeological sites and the network of al-Ahsa region, Saudi museums, photographs and traditional pieces.
    • Pre History: Displays texts and images on the beginning of human life and the composition of the Earth and the geological layers, pictures, and stone tools of various sites in the area of al-Ahsa, the wildlife and of domestic animals and marine life in the region.
    • Per-Islamic periods: It talks about the Dilmun period, Tire and Mosurat up to that pre Islam period as well as maps of trade routes, onshore and offshore in the Arabian Peninsula and the alphabetic writing, and languages in the Arabian Peninsula before Islam and some models.
    • Islamic hall: It talks about the Islamic period in the east of the Arabian Peninsula and the region’s entry into Islam. There are photosgraphs, paintings of local rulers of (Alaioneon Alasfriyon and Aljabriyon) the Ottoman period, the first and the second Saudi state until recovery Ahsa by the late King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al-Saud.
    • Hall of unification of the Kingdom: Talks about the unification of Saudi Arabia displaying the pieces of folklore and the lives of nomads and rural community and agricultural and urban cities and markets of old Al Ahsa.
    Work is underway on the preparation display of offers to create a world-class museum to date.

    Visiting hours:
    - Morning time: 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
    - Evening time: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    - Thursday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
    - Friday: 4:00 pm to 8:3 0 pm

    Address:
    Museum, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, Al Hofuf
    Tel: 5802639/013 5803942/013 Fax: 5816141/013
  • Al Baha Museum Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    To highlight the cultural and historical aspects of the governorate of Tiama as one of the most important commercial centers of the ancient North Arabian Peninsula and to inform and educate the community, and follows scth directives. The museum is located on a land area of 2000 m2 and it was opened to visitors in 1424 AH corresponding to 2003 CE.

    Museum contains:

    • Museum display halls
    • Administration
    • Library
    • Warehouses

    Halls of the Museum:
    • Entrance hall:Entrance hall: It contains Quranic verse describing the relation of religion to the archaeological studies, and a brief history on the antiquity of the Kingdom. An introduction to the most important monuments and historical sites in the region.
    • Hall of prehistory ages: Starts from stone ages until pre-Islam. The exhibits include a set of stone implements and pottery pieces, paintings and stone inscriptions as well as photographs telling the story of each of the periods before pre-Islam.
    • Hall of Al Baha through Islamic history: From the beginning of the migration of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to Medina and the Caliphs and Islamic successive periods, in addition to the presentation of a range of different archaeological pieces, paintings including text, images and designs belonging to this period.
    • Al Baha Heritage Hall: contains a set of wooden implements manufactories and some clothing and jewelry, and a range of cooking utensils and farming implements.
    • Hall of Unification Al Baha in the Kingdom: It speaks about the accession of the Al Baha to the Saudi regime, and the participation of the region in the unification of the Kingdom. There is an exhibit of photographs and paintings of Amirs who led campaigns on the principalities of Gamud and Zahran and ruled the regions in successive times and the presentation of certain documents and photographs.
    • Hall of Education in Al Baha: Talks about the beginning of formal education and the opening of the first schools in the region, in addition to the presentation of a series of books, pens and a set of old messages.
    Work is underway on the preparation and presentation of offers to create a world-class museum to date.

    Visiting hours:
    - Morning time: from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.
    - Evening time: from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

    Address:
    Al Baha Museum, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, Al Baha city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Tel: 017/7252052, Fax: 017/7251488
  • Al Jouf Museum Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    To highlight the cultural and historical appearance of Al-Jouf, to sensitize and educate the community, and follows the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities directives.
    The muse/um was built in (1402 AH / 1982 on a land area of 8000 m2. It was opened to visitors in 1407AH/1987.

    Museum contain:

    • Museum’s Exhibition Hall.
    • Administration department.
    • Labs for space and drawing.
    • Laboratory of photography.
    • Laboratory for restoration.
    • Hall television show.
    • Housing for researchers.
    • Library with a collection of specialized books as well as some periodicals and pamphlets.
    • Warehouses.

    Museum Halls:
    • Entrance hall: It contain paintings and maps showing archaeological sites in Al Jouf and the network of museums in the Kingdom and photographs of heritage pieces.
    • Pavilion Pre-History: It display text, images on the beginning of the human being and the geological layers, the stone ages, tools and the most important sites such as Al Shoihtiah site.
    • Pavilion of Pre-Islam: The beginning of the post-Stone Age, the era of ignorance. It displays a set of stone tools, pottery pieces, paintings, inscriptions and writings on the rock, in addition to text, images, telling the story of pre-Islamic times and locations to which they belong in the Al-Jouf.
    • Hall of the Islamic period: It talks about the beginning and migration of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) to Medina, the entrusted Caliphs and Islamic successive periods. It has a range of different archaeological pieces and displays including texts, images and maps dating to this period.
    • Hall of unification of the Kingdom: It talk about the beginning of the first Saudi state to the modern times. It contains paintings, photographs and films of the periods of Saudi state in addition to a selection of traditional pieces from the region.
    Work is underway on the preparation of studies and scenarios to create a modern museum with world-class facilities.


    Visiting hours:
    - Morning 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.
    - Evening 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

    Address:
    Al-Jouf of Antiquities and Heritage Museum, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, Dommat Al Jandal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    Tel: 014/6222151 - Fax: 014/6223876
  • Al Ula Museum Open or Close

    Objectives of establishment:
    To highlight the cultural features of Al Ula municipality and to educate the community on the national heritage of the Kingdom. The museum was established in 1985 on an area of 10,380 square meters, and was opened to the general public in 1987.

    Al Ula Museum is a State-run facility under the supervision of scth.

    Museum building consists of a number of sections including;

    • Showcase halls
    • Administration office
    • Survey and drawing labs
    • Photography lab
    • Restoration and testing labs
    • TV show hall
    • Researchers’ housing
    • Warehouses
    • A library containing specialized books, in addition to related periodicals and pamphlets

    Showcase halls:
    • Entrance hall: It contains paintings, texts and maps showing the archaeological sites of Al Ula; a model of one of the facades of Madain Saleh, and a display of network of museums in the Kingdom, in addition to a number of photographs and heritage objects.
    • Prehistoric Section: Displays texts and photographs illustrating the early human being, formation of earth and its geological layers, the Stone Age and the stone tools of the Age.
    • Pre-Islamic Section: The showcasing here starts immediately after the Stone Age and ends at pre-Islamic period. It shows a collection of artifacts, paintings, inscriptions and writings on rocks, in addition to text and images telling the story of pre-Islamic times, and the most important archaeological sites of the era, such as the Hijr (Madain Saleh) And the Khoraiba sites.
    • The Islamic Period Section: It narrates the start of Prophet Mohammad's Migration to Al Madina, the reigns of Caliphs and successive Islamic periods in addition to showing a range of various relics including texts, paintings, photographs, manuscripts and maps dating to that period and that were found in the Al Mabyat site in Al Ula municipality.
    • Kingdom’s Unification Section: It talk about the stages of the establishment of the first Saudi State until the present time through a number of paintings, photographs and films depicting different stages of progress of the Saudi State, in addition to some selected heritage relics from Al Ula.
    Work is underway to study special scenarios for museum showcasing techniques in an effort to re-establish Al Ula Museum as a modern world-class museum.


    Visiting hours:
    - Morning period: From 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

    - Evening period: From 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Address:
    Al Ula Museum, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (scth), Al Ula City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    Tel: (014)8841536 / Fax: (014)8840585
  • Taif's Shobrah Palace Museum Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    To highlight the cultural and historical aspect of the Kingdom, inform and educate the community, and follows the general strategy of scth.

    Shubra Palace was built in 1323H/1905CE in the historic district of Shubra in Taif. It is considered as historically one of the most important palaces in Hijaz for its distinguished activities and events. It is known for its distinct architectural style combining Roman and Islamic traditional architecture of the Hejaz region. The Shobra Palace consists of a basement topped by four floors in addition to supplements of gardens from its inception some nine decades ago. I was the office of the late King Faisal when the palace was the headquarters of the Council of Ministers as a symbol of political place in the kingdom. Presently it isconverted into a regional museum for the province of Taif. It was opened to visitors in 1415 H corresponding to 1995 CE.

    Museum contains:

    • Museum offers.
    • Administration.
    • Photography labs.
    • Plants and the restoration laboratory.
    • Warehouse.
    • Library whcih collection of books as well as some specialized journals and pamphlets.

    Museum Halls:
    • Entrance hall: It profiles the palace and the stages of historical and political developments in the palace and the Office of the King Faisal when the palace was the headquarters of the Council of Ministers.
    • Hall of pre-Islam: It starts from the stone ages, moves on to pre-Islamic era, and displays a set of stone tools, pottery pieces, paintings, rock inscriptions and writings, as well as texts and pictures telling the story of pre-Islamic times.
    • Islamic Hall: It speaks about the beginning of the migration of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to Medina, the entrusted Caliphs and the successive Islamic periods in addition to offering a range of different archaeological pieces and boards include text, images and maps dating to this period.
    • Hall of unification of the kingdom: It tells about the beginning of the first Saudi state to modern times, with displays of paintings and plates of the periods of of the Saudi state as well as selected pieces of heritage from the area of Taif, It speaks about the Taif industries as the most important mining industry and tools used in the industry.
    • Office of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz: It is housed in the second floor, when the palace was a summer home for the Majesty’s office in addition to a wide range of rare historical images for the Hijaz.
    • Old Market (Al Khan): It presents the old markets (Al Khan) of Taif in Hijaz region and it includes several shops of old professions, such as the Attar, the goldsmith, coppersmith, the quaint tailors in ancient times

    Visiting hours:
    - Morning 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
    - Evening 4:00 pm to 9 pm

    Address:
    Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, The city of Taif
    Tel: 7321033/012 - Fax: 3269642/012
  • Tabuk Museum Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    To highlight the cultural and historical aspect of Tabuk to inform and educate the community, and follows the general strategy of scth. The museum is located inside the lounge of the Department of Education of Tabuk region on an area of 500 m2. It was opened to visitors year in1425 AH corresponding to 2004 CE.

    Museum contains:

    • Exhibition Halof museum.
    • Management.
    • Library.
    • Warehouses.

    Museum Halls:
    • Entrance hall: Containing Qoranic verses describing religion's relationship with archaeological studies, the panel on the antiquities of the Kingdom, and pictures of the most important archaeological and historical landmarks in the Kingdom.
    • Suite of natural history and geology of the region of Tabuk: The overview contains the samples of the rocks of the region, themining sites, mining and environmental heritage and plants and animals of the Tabuk region.
    • Suite of prehistoric times: It starts from the stone ages until the pre-Islamic era, and displays a set of stone tools, pottery pieces and paintings from rock inscriptions and writings, as well as texts and pictures telling the story of pre-Islamic times.
    • Tabuk wing through the history of Islam: It talks about the beginning to the migration of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to Medina, the entrusted Caliphs and the successive Islamic periods in addition to the presentation boards of text, images and maps dating to this period.
    • Suite of heritage Tabuk: It presents a group of timber industries, some clothing, jewelry, a set of cooking utensils and farming tools.
    • Suite of Tabuk in Saudi crown: It talks about the accession Tabuk to Saudi Arabia, and the participation of people in the region in the standardization of parts of the kingdom, the princes, who led the Emirate of Tabuk.
    • Suite of education in the Tabuk region: It tell about the beginning of formal education, and the opening of the first schools in the region, in addition to a collection of books, pens and old messages.
    Work is underway on the preparation of studies and scenarios and the exhibits to create a modern museum with world-class facilities.

    Visiting hours:
    - Morning 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
    - Evening 4:00 pm to 9 pm

    Address:
    Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities. The city of Tabuk
    Tel: 221290/014 Extention 287 - Fax: 4227111/014
  • Museum of the Northern Border Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    Conservation and documentation of the cultural and heritage of the Northern Border of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and follow the general strategy of scth. It was opened in 1428AH / 2007.

    Museum contains:

    • Museum display halls
    • Management
    • Warehouses

    Museum Halls:
    • Kingdom Hall of the effects of natural history and geology: It includes pictures of geology of the northern border areas, their environments and the most important components and archaeological sites discovered with a selection of artifacts.
    • Hall of prehistoric and pre-Islam: It talks about human life in prehistoric times, his industries, his stone tools and the most important positions in the northern border area in addition to the periods before Islam with a presentation of ancient rock carvings of the time.
    • Islamic Hall: This includes on the stage of early Islam, which began a mission the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the expansion of Islam and the spread of the Islamic conquests. It is also presenting the most important path of Zubaydah stations located within the northern border region and its archaeological collections.
    • Hall of the Saudi State: It presents the consolidation process and tells the story first Saudi State and its stability, security and the expansion of the Saudi state to the first and second stages of the unification of the Kingdom and the establishment of the Saudi state by King Abdul Aziz (may Allah have mercy on him). It has a display of documents, photographs and a variety of antique collectibles.
    • Hall of education: The hall is covered by the education process in the region with the presentation of a group of educational documents, correspondence and photographs of schools, activities and the old learning tools.
    • Folklore Hall: It displays the heritage of the region, traditional men's clothing, women's accessories, the tools, weapons and cooking utensils, the lighting fixtures and others.

    Visiting hours:
    - Morning 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
    - Evening 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm

    Address:
    Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities.
    Arar, The Northern Border of Saudi Arabia.
  • Museum of Hail Open or Close

    The objective of its establishment:
    To highlight the cultural and historical aspect of the Hail, inform and educate the community, and follow the general strategy of SCTH.The museum is located on a land area of 1500 m2 and was opened to visitors after the renovation and addition in 1425 H, corresponding to 2004 CE.

    Museum contains:

    • Museum display halls
    • Management
    • Library
    • Warehouses

    Exhibition Halls:
    • Entrance hall: contains Quranic verse describing religion's relationship with archaeological studies, and a brief on the antiquities of the Kingdom, and the pictures of the most important archaeological and historical landmarks in the Kingdom.
    • Hall of the natural history and geology of the region Hail: The overview contains the samples of the rocks of the region, with a focus on mining sites, mining and environmental heritage, the plants and animals in Hail.
    • Hall of pre-Islamic Hail: Starting from the stone ages, to the pre-Islamic era, where it shows a group of stone tools, pottery pieces, and paintings, rock inscriptions and writings and photographs telling the story of each of the periods prior until Islam.
    • Hail Hall throughout Islamic history: the Islamic period was the beginning of the migration of the Prophet peace be upon him to Medina under the Caliphs, and the successive periods, as well as the presentation of the plates containing the texts, photographs and maps dating to this period.
    • Hail Heritage Hall: It highlights the heritage of the region and shows a group of traditional industries, and some clothing, jewelry, heritage cooking utensils, farming tools and other local heritage.
    • Hall of Hail in the Saudi crown: It talks about Baha joining the Saudi regime, and the participation of people in the region in the standardization part of the Kingdom, and the princes, who led the Emirate of Hail.
    • Hall of education in the Hail region: It talks about the beginning of formal education and early schools in the region, as well as offers a range of books, films and old messages.
    Work is underway on the preparation of studies and scenarios for the exhibits to create a modern museum with world-class facilities .


    Visiting hours:
    - Morning: 9:00 am to 12 noon.
    - Evening: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

    Address:
    Museum of Hail Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities. Hail
    Tel: 5331684/016 Fax: 5340096/016
  • Museum of Najran Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    To highlight the appearance of the cultural and historical region of Najran in general and the archaeological site of Okhdood in particular and to sensitize and educate the community, and follows the directives of Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities.

    The museum was built in 1403 H/1983 CE near the archaeological Okhdood site in Najran. It is builton a land area of 482.232 m2. The museum was open to visitors in 1407 H/1987CE.

    The museum contains:

    • Museum display halls
    • Management
    • Space for drawing
    • Lab of photography
    • Restoration laboratory
    • Hall television show
    • Housing for researchers
    • Library: With a collection of specialized books as well as some periodicals and pamphlets
    • Warehouses

    Museum Halls:
    • Entrance hall: Includes plates for maps of archaeological sites region of Najran, network of museums in Saudi Arabia and heritage exhibits and photographs.
    • Hall of Pre-History: Wide range of displays of text, images talking about the beginning of the human being and the composition of the Earth and the geological layers, the stone age, stone tools and models of various prehistoric times and locations in the region of Najran.
    • Hall of pre-Islam: It starts from the post-Stone Age era, age of ignorance, and displays a set of stone tools,pottery pieces, paintings from the inscriptions and rock writings, in addition to text, images, telling the story of each of the periods prior to Islam and in particular archaeological Okhdood site.
    • Hall of the Islamic period: This takes you into the period of the Islamic, from the beginning to the migration of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to Medina, the trusted Caliphs, and the successive periods, in addition to a range of antiquities including text, images, maps and inscriptions rock back to this period.
    • Hall of unification of the Kingdom: It relates about the unification of the Kingdom and the region to join the Saudi regime with the presentation of old photographs of the area and folklore displays.
    Work is underway on the preparation of studies and scenarios entory to create a modern museum with world-class facilities.

    Visiting hours:
    - Morning: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.
    - Evening: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

    Address:
    Museum of Najran, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia City of Najran
    Tel: 5425292/017 - Fax: 5425120/017
  • Museum Namass Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    The Namass Museum is (Qasralnmas Heritage) one of the best museums in the region to for heritage with actual archaeological inscriptions and historical documents. The museum is located in the old neighborhood and this neighborhood is the architectural masterpiece because it represents a model of architecture in this part of the region, having been built more than 250 years ago.

    The museum consists of five floors and contains over 2000 pieces of heritage and archaeological objects.

    Museum contains:

    • Hall of agricultural tools
    • Hall of household appliances
    • Hall of weapons
    • Women's hall
    • Hall of manuscripts

    In addition there is a presentation of rock inscription models inside the museum. The museum courtyard presents models stone constructions and methods of extraction of water from depth of earth. It includes some Islamic writings on the rocks, few traditional tools, and models of furnaces used in the past. The museum was opened in 1/1/1420 AH.

    Visiting hours:
    - Contact the museum.

    Address:
    Museum Namas, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, City Namass Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Tel: 2821044/017 2821099/07 283139/017
  • Museum of Jazan Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    To highlight the cultural and historical aspects of the Jazan region and to inform and educate the community. To follow the directives of Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities.
    The museum was built in 1403 AH/1983 CE near the site of an archaeological study, Besbia on a land area of 10000 m2. It was opened to visitors in 1407 AH in 1987.

    The museum contains:

    • Museum display halls
    • Management
    • Factor space and drawing
    • Lab for photography
    • Restoration laboratory
    • Hall television show
    • Housing for researchers
    • Library: A collection of specialized books as well as some periodicals and pamphlets
    • Warehouses

    Museum Exhibition Hall:
    • Entrance hall: Includes plates for maps of archaeological sites in Jazan region and the network of museums in the Kingdom, photographs and heritage pieces.
    • Pavilion Pre-History: Displays text, images and relates the beginning of the human, the composition of the Earth, the geological layers and the stone ages and the tools of the time.
    • Hall of pre-Islam: It starts from the post-Stone Age era, the ignorance period, and displays a set of stone tools, pottery pieces, and paintings, inscriptions and writings on rocks, in addition to text, images telling the story of each of the periods of pre-Islamic sites to which they belong in the Jizan region.
    • Hall of the Islamic period: From the beginning to the migration of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to Medina, the rule under Caliphs, the successive periods, in addition to offering a range of antiquities and boards including text, images and maps dating to this period and sites to which they belong in the Jizan region.
    • Hall of unification of the Kingdom: It talks about the beginning of the first Saudi state to modern times with exhibition of paintings and photographs of the different periods of the Saudi State, in addition to a selection of traditional pieces from Jazan.
    Work is underway on the preparation of studies and scenarios to create a modern museum with world-class facilities.

    Visiting hours:
    - Morning 8:00 am to 12 noon.
    - Evening 5:00 pm to 7 pm.

    Address:
    Jazan Museum of Antiquities and Heritage, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, Jazan City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    Tel and Fax: 3261193/017
  • Al Ghat Museum Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    To highlight the cultural and historical status of Al Ghat, and inform and educate the community through portraying, social and cultural life and the history of the Province through the ages, as well as to preserve the folklore and contribution of its citizens and men in the building of Saudi State.

    • The museum is one of the projects of SCTH that comes within the program of “Rehabilitation of historic buildings and turning them into cultural centers and museums.”
    • The museum building in past was the seat of the Emirate of Al Ghat province, and its owners (heirs of Prince Nasser bin Sa’d Al-Sudairy) gifted it to SCTH to rehabilitate the building and to turn it into a museum of the province.
    • Accordingly, SCTH restored and rehabilitated the building for its new task of accommodating the visitor density. The museum includes 50 rooms, and the building has two parts, one of them is older, which was established in the year 1368 AH by its owner.
    • The museum presents the history of Al Ghat Province through the ages starting from the prehistoric period, the period before Islam, the Islamic period, and then to the modern history.

    Address:
    Al Ghat Museum - Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage - Al Ghat Province - Riyadh Region - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    Tel: 64421299/011
    Mobile: 0566540179
  • Museum of Saudi Aramaco Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    To highlight the cultural and historical aspects of the oil industry, which follows the directives of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco).

    The contents of the museum: The museum contains a presentation on the artistic heritage of the Arab and Islamic origin, it offers a study on the composition of the oil in nature and its exploration. It also tells the story of Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) with the use of modern technical means and clear vision.

    Visiting hours:
    - From Saturday to Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm.
    - Thursday: 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

    Address:
    Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
    Tel: 8762421/013

  • Museum of Currency Open or Close

    The objective of its establishment:
    To highlight the cultural and historical appearance of currencies, and it follows the directives of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency.

    The contents of the museum: The museum contains a collection of rare coins that had prevailed before Islam and a group of Islamic coins until the fourteenth century AH. It also offers a sample of the currencies of the GCC States, and the currencies of some Arab countries.


    Visiting hours:
    - In coordination with the Director of the museum.

    Address:
    Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency Head Office, Riyadh,
    Tel: 4662100/011

  • Sawr Al Jazira Aviation Museum Open or Close

    The objective of its establishment:
    To highlight the cultural and historical appearance of the Royal Saudi Air Force and it is subordinate to the Ministry of Defence and Aviation. The museum was opened on the occasion of the centennial celebrations of the Kingdom on the 7th of Shawwal 1419 H corresponding to 24/1/1999 CE.

    It Includes a enclave wherein the historical development of the Royal Air Force Saudi Arabia (Royal Saudi Air Force) is displayed since its inception at the hands of His Majesty the King Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud. There is over sixty-five years of documented history with real aircrafts and model planes. There are photographs and documents to show how it all began with just a few jet planes that reached hundreds into one of the most powerful airways in the world.

    The historical period of this exhibition is divided into five phases, namely:

    • Pre-establishment stage 1333-1344 AH/(1914-1925) (the onset of aircraft in the skies of the Arabian Peninsula).
    • The establishment stage, 1344-137AH/(1925 1954).
    • Stage of development 373-1383 AH/(1954 1962).
    • The development phase 1383-1402 AH/(1962 1982).
    • The update phase in 1402 AH/(1982).

    The establishment of the museum concluded its first phase, which included galleries and the interior contents of the aircraft and weapons both old and new in addition to the Space corner, which includes a model akin to the space mission as well as computers for use by visitors to increase their knowledge of the aircrafts, as well as booths showing historical films and documentaries. There is a open courtyard with some real aircraft as well as large-scale flight equipment.

    The future phases includes building a mosque and a conference hall, some showrooms and a cultural center with 3D screen shows, a library and educational center as well as a center for aircraft maintenance and equipment in the museum.


    Visiting hours:
    - In coordination with the Director of the museum.

    Address:
    Saqr Al Jazeera Aviation Museum, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Royal Saudi Air Force Museum
  • Archaeological Museum of King Saud University Open or Close

    Purpose of establishment:
    To highlight the of cultural and historical aspects of the excavations of the University. It follows the directives of the College of Tourism and Antiquities, King Saud University.

    The contents of the museum: The museum contains artifacts selected from the results of Hafriti, Al Faw, and Rabza which is part of al the college exploration which is shown in its entirety. It includes graffiti, ceramics, pottery, jewelry and various coins, statues, murals, and others stockpiled from the exploration shites.

    Visiting hours:
    - From Saturday to Wednesday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

    Address:
    College of Tourism and Antiquities, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Tel: 4675063/011 4674942 / 011