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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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Nice Museum

If you are interested in the history of Oman this museum is worth a visit. Make sure you know the opening times. As the museum is not close to the other points of interest you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Zurich
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you are interested in the history of Oman this museum is worth a visit. Make sure you know the opening times. As the museum is not close to the other points of interest you should make sure that you ask the taxi driver to wait. Will cost you between 5 and 10 Rials but then you don't have to... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This museum has a nice collection of arms and ammunition used in Oman over the years. It also tells the history of the various rebellions in Oman and how they were overcome. Since it is a military area, a guard accompanies you till you finish the tour. A good place to visit!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The taxi driver has a bit of trouble finding it but once I got there I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. You will be escorted by a member of the armed forces, the displays are extremely informative and the content is unparalleled in my opinion. If you are interested in military history this is a must.

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Moyock, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was a real pleasant surprise. We were looking for the National Museum in Ruwi, and found that it had moved. However, we went around the corner and followed the signs to the Sultan's Armed Forces Museum. Entry fee to this museum is 1 Omani rial ($2.60 US), but certainly worth every penny. The exhibit consists of two floors -... More 

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Riverdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

One of the better military museums in the world. Large compound filled with exhibits relating to Oman's history and military campaigns. Great display of small arms and tanks. The lobby has a photo gallery of world leaders who have visited the museum which include Margaret Thatcher and Bashar Al-Assad. Really unique experience. Highly recommend.

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Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 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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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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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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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