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Natural History Museum

Address: Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Muscat, Oman
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Ranked #27 of 48 things to do in Muscat
Type: Natural history museums, Museums
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Type: Natural history museums, Museums
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Doha, Qatar
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The museum has a plethora of wonderful artefacts dating back hundreds of millions of years. These include a meteor from Mars, a full life size recreated whale skeleton, lots of shells, insects, rocks, and information about dinosaurs which were very active in Oman. You must be prepared to take the time of read the dioramas because these are fascinating and... More 

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Very interesting information about Oman history. Old & outdated. Small but fun place to visit. New museum in process of being built.

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Leuven, Belgium
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Old, outdated, small, not worth the visit at all.... If you have visited for instantie the NHM in London, this is kids' stuff... Spend your time elsewhere.

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Ajman, United Arab Emirates
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245 reviews 245 reviews
129 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

to learn more about the natural history come and visit this museum and you will find the answers for many of your questions also you can buy from there books related

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We spent over an hour in this museum looking at the fascinating exhibits. We loved the geological exhibits. The whale hall was another favourite. The stuffed birds, animals, reptiles and insects gave us a good overview of the wildlife to be found in Oman. The labels were clear and the explanations easy to understand. Well worth the time spent there.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Buckeye, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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