Medinah Sharif, Saudi Arabia
Coordinates: 24.462073, 39.600967
Dar al-Medinah is a privatly owned and run museum in Medina.
The museum focuses on the history of al-Medinah City, in particular The Hijrah Road and the Hijrah related historical incidents.
The museum houses very few historical artefacts, most of it’s exhibits are modern models or pictures from different periods of Medina’s history.
The museum is mostly focused on the history of Medina and its role during the post-Hijrah Muslim period.
The museum exhibits around 2,000 exhibits that capture the heritage and culture of al-Medinah and document the landscape, the people and how it has been shaped over the years.
Exhibitions include collection of visual galleries and rare photographs regarding the heritage and history of the city of al-Medinah.
The exhibition provides an aid for understanding how the Prophet’s ﷺ mosque has changed over the course of history, from first construction of the Masjid an-Nabawi during the time of prophet Muhammad ﷺ, ending with the Saudi Expansion.
There is a bow affiliated to Hz. Saad Ibn Abi-Waqas رضي الله عنه, a famous archer in Islam and one of the Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ companion.
A model of the Haram al-Sharif is also part of the museum’s historic exhibitions. It illustrates the mosque, although not quite accurate and with some major elements missing.
The Masjid al-Aqsa complex is also availabe in some detail with Dome of Rock in the center and Masjid al-Aqsa partially visible to the left.
Entrance fee 25 riyals for adults and 15 for the children. There are knowledgeable Arabic and English speaking guides.
There is bookshop outside telling the life of the prophet ﷺ