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Al Ahsa National Museum
 
Al Ahsa Museum details the Province's rich history with collections of 1400 antiquities, Islamic currencies, manuscripts, and pictures organized across several galleries, labs, video installations and a library.
The museum aims to demonstrate cultural and historical aspects of the Governorate in order to educate society. The 7000m2 museum, which comes under SCTH jurisdiction, opened in 1987 CE. 
It includes:




Entrance Hall: it includes panels showing the archeological sites in Al Ahsa, the Kingdom's museums network, photographs and heritage pieces.

Prehistory Pavilion: it displays texts and pictures illustrating man's early life; Earth's formation; geological strata; the prehistoric ages and stone tools and images for different sites in Al Ahsa; the wildlife; the beginning of animal domestication; and the marine life in the region. 

Pre-Islam Pavilion: it illustrates the Dilmun Period, and displays images and discoveries dating back to that period, in addition to maps for the land and sea trade routes in the Arabian Peninsula, and models of the alphabet and languages in the Arabian Peninsula before and after Islam. 

Islamic Age Pavilion: it describes the Islamic Age in the eastern Arabian Peninsula and embracing Islam; the local rulers of Al Ahsa (the Uynids, the Usfurids, and the Jabrids); the Ottoman Era; and the First and the Second Saudi States until the late king Abdul-Aziz bin Abdul-Rahman AlSaud restored Al Ahsa.

The Kingdom's Unification Pavilion: it tells the story of the Kingdom's unification, and displays antiquities for the popular heritage, Bedouin life, rural and urban community, and Al Ahsa old cities and markets.

Visiting Hours:
Sunday to Thursday
From 8:00 am to 3:30 pm   




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