SOURCE: Saudi Tourism
It was established to highlight the cultural and historical aspects of Al Ula region and to educate the community on the national heritage of the Kingdom. The museum is managed by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) and was established in 1405 H (1985) on an area of 10,380 square meters. It was opened to the public in 1987.
The museum consists of:
- Showcase halls
- Administration office
- Survey and drawing labs
- Photography lab
- Restoration and testing labs
- TV hall
- Researchers’ housing
- A library containing specialized books, in addition to related periodicals and pamphlets
Al Ula Museum of Archaeology &
Madain Saleh in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia …
Entrance hall: It contains text paintings, maps showing the archaeological sites of Al Ula, a model of one of the facades of Madain Saleh, the network of museums in the Kingdom, in addition to a number of photographs and heritage objects.
Prehistoric Section: It displays texts and photographs illustrating the beginning of human being, formation of earth and its geological layers, and the Stone Ages and tools.
Pre-Islamic Section: The showcasing here starts immediately after the Stone Ages and ends at the 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 region.
Kingdom’s Unification Section: It talks 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.
Morning period:From 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
Evening period:From 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Al Ula Museum, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), Al Ula City – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Tel: 014/8841536 / Fax: 014/8840585