Museums play an essential educational and social role in the community, through the collection, display and preservation of items from a variety of time periods. Museums reflect  the cultural features of a nation and act as tourism guides for the visitors. It is worth stating that Saudi Arabia has more than 200 public and private museums where the Kingdom’s cultural, educational, and heritage antiquities are displayed and preserved.  
Saudi Arabia has several modern museums, which form an important element of attraction for visitors and tourists. They contain numerous visual displays,  offer audio-visual presentations and host cultural activities and dialogue shows. Among the most important museums in the Kingdom is the National Museum in Riyadh.