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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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