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Sultan's Armed Forces Museum

Address: Bait Al-Falaj Fort, Muscat, Oman
Phone Number: 0096824312646
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Ranked #6 of 48 things to do in Muscat
Type: Military museums, Museums
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Type: Military museums, Museums
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Dorset
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were later than planned arriving but greeted with enthusiasm and questions! Where were we from, was this our first trip to Oman etc. we answered their questions whilst they tried to find a guide. We were invited to make our way into the museum and start, they were still looking for the guide. We made our way round the... More 

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Cambridge,UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Working in the Museum sector, this place was very well laid out with lots to see. Escorted with very friendly military member, had spent around 30 minutes inside but note no toilet in main area. You need to drink a lot of water in Muscat and had to walk back to main gate to visit toilet. Passed a small "... More 

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manchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I visited the museum in late October of this year and it was one of the most memorable attractions I saw whilst in Oman. Whether or not you are interested in specifically military history, the sultan's armed forces museum has more to offer its visitors, with well presented displays on the early history of Oman to present day. As someone... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I was not expecting a museum that organised, interesting and full filling. From the moment you enter the museum, there will be someone from the Omani army to take you through the museum and to explain the fabulous history of Oman. The museum is very well organised and there is allot to see and to explore. The guidance is perfect... More 

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Sandnes, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

One of the better armed forces museums. Great selection of former and current equipment and weaponry. Good and organized information in both Arabic and English. Texts may seem a bit overtly patriotic at times. All staff are active duty personell from the different branches of the armed forces and are happy to anwser any questions you have. Highly recommended for... More 

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Muscat
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A must to see if you like army stuff went there to visit and it was simply amazing.. good spot for both friends and solo travellere

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Heathfield
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Naval warrant officer, mahfoodi rashid al-bisaid (bad spelling sorry!!) he was amazing!! When I say amazing he really was, so helpful and lovely and informative. We were there for nearly 3 hours - wow this place is good. Def def def go - AMAZING. All the things you see and can touch would normally be in glass cases anywhere else... More 

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India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This place is for the people who love to see the heritage of any country. Nicely kept and and maintained place. Nice to see this kind of place in muscat.

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Thame, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This museum is one of the best military ones I have been to. The serving soldiers that shown you around are kind, informative and just grateful for your company, being ex-army I was very taken with the quality of exhibits and the attention to detail.

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Well my kid when to this place and it was the highlight of is week-end. He loves the place and has a great time with his friends.

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