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Sultan's Armed Forces Museum

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Address: Bait Al-Falaj Fort, Muscat, Oman
Phone Number: 0096824312646
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Sultan Armed Forces Museum

Being an enthusiast of planes & militaria I thought it would be an interesting visit to go to this museum. It was a little awkward to find & would have benefitted greatly from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jo O
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Muscat, Oman
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Muscat, Oman
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being an enthusiast of planes & militaria I thought it would be an interesting visit to go to this museum. It was a little awkward to find & would have benefitted greatly from more "brown signs" leading you to it. We were greeted by an armed soldier at the gate, which was a little unnerving. However, he was very welcoming... More 

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Muscat,Oman
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oman is beautiful country with rich cultural heritage. Sultan's Armed Forces Museum is one such place which gives the whole insight of historical and modern development process of the great Nation. Visit to this museum opens the gate to overall understanding of countries nature.

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Thank kalaMuscat_Oman
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour guide was lovely, the museum itself is full of Omani history, from pre Islamic times to the present day. Unless you are a military buff, skip the upstairs, which delves into the different branches and is frankly kind of boring. Highly recommend.

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Thank Sarah D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Sultan’s armed forces museum on the National Day. The museum gave interesting insight also into Oman’s fascinating history. The outside part of the museum holds an impressive collection of military vehicles, everything from tanks to a military ship! We had a soldier walk us through the museum, who unfortunately didn’t speak English. I heard from a distance... More 

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Thank Katriina M
Chennai (Madras), India
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377 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting facts of Oman history .. how it is faced ... and how the stuggle were challenged .. everyone wish to know the past history of a country .. so you must visit the spot . Since it is small country .. informations also in that extent .. expect more from the government. . To make it some more better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sultan armed forces museum located in old fort. It's call Bait Falaj fort . It's was built 1845 by Said bin Sultan the forth grand father of sultan Qabos. It's has tow flors including Oman military history and army,air force,navy and royal gardse history. Also it's has outdoor exhibition includes military cars, tanks, gans,aircraft,ships and other . It's great to... More 

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Thank Faleh A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This is a compact museum with a great deal to see. Oman's history, with the emphasis on the role of the military, is thoughtfully laid out and easy to study. There are superb displays of documents, photographs, weapons and uniforms - all leading the viewer methodically through Oman's fascinating history. The outside display is worth a detailed exploration - a... More 

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1 Thank Gordon A
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Set in the grounds of the old Bait al Falaj this museum is a must for those who wish to understand the recent history of Oman. It is beautifully set out and very comprehensively leads one through the ages. The artefacts are stunning and the military uniforms and weapons quite fascinating. Whilst primarily a military museum it covers many aspects... More 

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1 Thank P L
Muscat, Oman
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This is a very informative museum giving a detailed history of Oman and the struggles the country has been through. It shows the changes over time and how the Sultan Qaboos has given the country and new lease of life. The staff are very friendly and answer questions that you may have. I found this gave us a real insight... More 

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1 Thank GeorgiaWright
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is set up to be interesting and informative to gain a better understanding of the renaissance of the Sultanate of Oman the past 45 years. One of our favourite places

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