Mecca Museum

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The Makkah Museum, also recognized as Al-Zaher Palace Museum, is a historical treasure located just a short 10-15 minute drive from Haram. This two-story architectural marvel is encompassed by lush gardens, seamlessly blending traditional Islamic design with modern technology. Within its walls, the museum unfolds a captivating journey through the illustrious history of Muslims who have governed for centuries.

Step inside to discover a wealth of captivating exhibits and features, including history galleries, a gift shop, collection storage, a café, a library, an auditorium, and various displays. As you explore the museum's seven halls, you'll encounter a trove of over 100,000 artifacts, some dating back hundreds of years, offering a comprehensive panorama of Makkah's history.

Notably, the museum houses ancient manuscripts of the Holy Quran spanning different eras, and it illuminates the evolution of the Arabic language after the passing of Muhammad (S.A.W).

A remarkable theater within the museum showcases the exquisite names of Allah, adding a spiritual dimension to your visit. The museum's unique design, featuring pools along its perimeter, creates an impression of serene resting on water, symbolizing its mission to invigorate our faith. To further cater to visitors, a prayer area is thoughtfully provided near the museum's entrance.

How to explore the Makkah Museum?

  • Explore captivating history galleries showcasing the rich heritage of Makkah.
  • Admire over 100,000 artifacts, some dating back centuries, offering a glimpse into Islamic history.
  • Discover ancient manuscripts of the Holy Quran from different eras.
  • Learn about the evolution of the Arabic language after the passing of Muhammad (S.A.W).
  • Immerse yourself in the unique theater display of Allah's beautiful names.
  • Shop for souvenirs and treasures at the museum's gift shop.
  • Enjoy a moment of prayer in the dedicated prayer area near the museum entrance.
  • Quench your thirst with complimentary Zamzam water offered there.
  • Take part in educational programs and events held at the museum's auditorium.

  • imageDuration Required
    2 hours

Address of Mecca Museum

Makkah Madinah Road, Al Zahir, Makkah Al Mukarramah 24222, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Opening & Closing time of Mecca Museum

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  • Sunday

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