Jeddah still retains the historic charm in its buildings and structures. Today, much of the ancient artifacts are put on display for the common public. People come here to witness the historic references of the city. According to the locals, the building that houses the Municipality Museum at Jeddah was built by fishermen who quarried coral and sea shells from the Red Sea. A large number of photographs and paintings are on display at the Municipality Museum. These paintings and photographs trace the history and modern development of the city and the country.
Located near the National Commercial Bank, the Municipality Museum of Jeddah can hardly be missed by any traveler. The building which houses the Museum is the remaining of an original structure that contained the British delegation during the First World War. The décor of the various rooms at Municipality Museum reflect the local traditions of Saudi Arabia.
The Municipality Museum is open for public viewing from Saturday to Thursday (closed on Fridays). No admission fee however, one does require a visitors’ permit from the Jeddah Municipality.
One can also acquire a special appointment with the Museum curator as he is a storehouse of information for those who want to know the history of the city in details. The Jeddah Travel Guide provides all the relevant information on the various sightseeing in the city which includes these fascinating storehouses of information.
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