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Address: Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Muscat, Oman
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Nice spot for an hour or two

Took the kids (age 5 and 6) here in the summer for something to do. Minimal entry free. Some great information and lots to learn if you can stop the little ones for long enough... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Muscat, Oman

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94 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiance and I were on a bus tour of the city and the Natural History Museum was one on the bus list. It was small and included quite a few displays of old stuffed animals and described the landscapes and information about the country. The best bit in our opinion is in the section next door, there's a shark... More 

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Thank Stephsutton
Muscat, Oman
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the kids (age 5 and 6) here in the summer for something to do. Minimal entry free. Some great information and lots to learn if you can stop the little ones for long enough. Not much interactive stuff but they enjoyed it. Don't miss the whale and shark section next door. I would love to go again to read... More 

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Thank Anne1G
Western Australia, Australia
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One or two dubious science claims that were amusing, but a good overall view of the country, especially seeing as we only saw Muscat.

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Thank BigLuke79
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Small museum. but they gave away for free a huge book detailing the modern day Oman, and where the Sultan wants to take the country in the future. Seeing the whale exhibit was interesting.

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Thank Chris R
Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
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239 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Small muzeum which does explain the tradition and recent past of this Sultanat which is only 45 years old.

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Thank David_F1206
Muscat, Oman
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106 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This is a very old museum in the Sultanate that views multiple types of historcal natural life in Oman. There is a special room for Dolphins sounds and another for Bone of the biggest well found

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Thank sadiq864
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

This museum has a great historical collections from all over the country. Every one should visit it. It has some historical tool used to be used in Omani daily basis. It has some nice animals too. I liked it.

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Dartford, Kent, UK
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91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This museum is a must if you are going on to tour Oman, it explains the geological history of the country which is essential if you want to understand the geography of the country. It is small but packed with useful information and well worth the visit. Be sure to visit the Frankiscence tree in the grounds, as this explains... More 

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Thank JREDartford_Kent_UK
Batley, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a very small attraction without much wow factor. The one good thing is the Whale Room where there's a sperm whale model skeleton suspended from the ceiling. The rest of the exhibits are just written boards on the wall and a bit of taxidermy. It's only 500 baizas entry however so if you do go and are disappointed... More 

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Thank BibianaBurke
Ankara, Turkey
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A good resource for history about Gulf and Arabian. Nice and simple arranged. I recommend to all friends coming to Oman is an important museum. I love it and I took advantage.

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