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Natural History Museum

Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Muscat, Oman
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Ranked #14 of 25 attractions in Muscat
Type: Museums
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A small but very informative museum, friendly and knowledgable staff who are happy to chat and answer questions. It doesn't take long to fully navigate but it definitely worth a visit. Would be good for children and provides a nice over view of the history, geology and growth of the stunning county that is Oman.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Small but interesting. It surely keep kids excited from one room to another. They have a huge Whale skeleton which I feel is the central attraction.

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Palm City, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Very well put together, and well planned out. Needed more time than we had to really enjoy it. Muli-layered and covers the entire history of the county. Centrally located.

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Bombay
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Know the rich history and culture of Oman and the different tribes of the country and their customs, costumes and habits.

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Let's face it - it's not the American Museum of Natural History. It does have a few dioramas and artifacts. Just don't expect too much, and you won't be disappointed.

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Varkala, India
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

lots of info about the formation of Oman and the animal exhibits are good with lots of info in English, I would recommend this place when you are in Muscat

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Muscat, Oman
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

It was small, but has lots of information on the flora and fauna of Oman. Also a very interesting display about sealife

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Bozeman, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

My 3-year old son and I liked the museum. Although not big, it was full of animals and fossils. There was also an attractive whale hall which showed the skeleton of a big whale and audio of whale and dolphins. Operation hours are 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, Sun-Thursday, 9-13 on Sat. Entrance fee: 0.5 OMR.

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Muscat, Oman
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a substantial exhibition which gives you a very good picture of the animals and plants to be found in Oman plus the geology. The animals are set in local scenes so it's nice for children too and the whale hall is impressive. The exhibition was set up in the mid 90s and has remaind unchanged since then so... More

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Muscat, Oman
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This museum is worth visiting as it provides a good picture of rich natural history of The Sultanate of Oman.

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