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Address: Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Muscat, Oman
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Small but interesting

Quite an extensive collection for such a small museum. Well set out with good explanations in arabic and English of all the artefacts through the ages. You do need to take the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Quite an extensive collection for such a small museum. Well set out with good explanations in arabic and English of all the artefacts through the ages. You do need to take the time to read everything, otherwise you could zoom past everything in 20 minutes but it wouldn't make any sense. Some of the oldest fossils in the world are... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Small, but certainly worth a visit. It has a good amount of exhibits on the natural history of Oman, the best exhibit being the whale skeleton

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Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A nice small natural history museum. The whale area has changed little since my last visit 20 years ago but is still interesting with a whale skeleton and various whale sounds!

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Doha, Qatar
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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
41 helpful votes 41 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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129 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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