RIYADH: Riyadh’s National Museum opened its doors for Eid Al-Adha to teach younger Saudi nationals about their national heritage and history.
The museum, which is based in the King Abdul Aziz Historical Center, is the most famous museum in the Kingdom.
The museum will receive visitors between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. until Aug. 17, said Majid Al-Hasna, director of programs and visitor relations at the center.
He said that the center will allow guests to visit the museum’s archaeological pieces, manuscripts and other showcased items.
It offers a broad range of historical items from civilizations established in the region during the Islamic era. Guests will also be able to enjoy documentaries about the history of the Kingdom and its unification under King Abdul Aziz.
The director also said that holiday openings are key to enhancing local efforts aimed at preserving national heritage and sharing it with the public.
The first section in the museum is the Man and Universe Hall. This section leads to the remaining seven areas, including the Arab Kingdoms Hall, which displays ancient kingdoms of the Arabs, and the Pre-Islamic Era Hall, which contains Arabian history before Islam.
The Prophetic Mission Hall narrates the mission of the Prophet Muhammad, where visitors will hear people from Madinah rejoicing at his arrival.
Visitors will then pass through a hall displaying the recent history of the Arabian Peninsula before entering the hall of the First and Second Saudi States.
Finally, guests will reach the Kingdom’s Unification Hall, which outlines the journey taken to unify Saudi Arabia, and a hall on Hajj and the development of the Two Holy Mosques.