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Sultan's Armed Forces Museum

Bait Al-Falaj Fort, Muscat, Oman
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Ranked #5 of 25 Attractions in Muscat
Type: Military Museums
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Muscat, Oman
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It show cases developments on armed forces front of The Sultanate of Oman. One should never miss to visit it. But check visit timings before you embark and be clear how to reach there as major road works are going on nearby with traffic diversions & snares being unavoidable.

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Muscat, Oman
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Gem of a place for history buffs. Lots of info and stuff to see around. They even have a real war ship and showing display. Also there are various Jeep and other military vehicles on display. Gives a thorough info on oman and it's military history!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Really good and very cheap. A guide takes you around and will answer any questions you have. They leave you alone to explore and there's loads to see. It's a small museum but well worth a visit and it takes about an hour and a half to explore. Great to escape the heat of the day.

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Just came back from there. Its a great place to learn about Oman's history and they have great collection of weapons which are pretty cool. The only downside was an air conditioning problem, which was not functioning properly.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

a unique Museum-a must see. History traces from the ancient times to medieval to the Modernity. There are different sections and the Meritime section is interesting so is the section telling the emergence of Oman as a modern country with its strong armed forces.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We tried to get in, but it was closed. We went in the afternoon, if you want to visit, make it a morning trip.

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

i was blown away at how friendly the staff were here, considering its military personal that run the place. i arrived a bit early and was even treated to a cup of tea while chatting to some of the officers. that alone gives it a huge thumbs up. the place is alot bigger than it looks so dont forget to... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

A great museum and the building has a history too. You will be escorted by a member of the armed forces who will show you around and answer questions and generally be happy to talk about anything! If you are not too interested in military history, you would probably still enjoy the museum and could get around in an hour.... More

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New York City, New York
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116 reviews 116 reviews
68 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I like military museums and the Sultan's Armed Forces Museum did not disappoint, there is quite a bit of hardware to look at and some of the life size dioramas are pretty cool. And the vehicles behind the main building are a must see! But the museum also does a nice job explaining the political history of Oman, especially how... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

It was like stepping back in time. In the U.S. we do not have places similar because as a country we are not that old. The craftsmanship was amazing

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