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Sultan's Armed Forces Museum

Bait Al-Falaj Fort, Muscat, Oman
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Ranked #6 of 25 attractions in Muscat
Type: Military Museums
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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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68 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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suffolk england
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65 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I was greeted at the gatehouse so warmly I thought that I must have been mistaken for somebody famous. Fantastic display of Omani history and military exhibits.including a warhip !! and lots of British equipment emphasising the strong links between the Sultan Of Oman, A Sandhurst officer and the U.K .I had a warrent officer show me around and he... More

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Muscat, Oman
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

If you are a museum buff or like history, this place is a treasure. Ok, so its not very big as compared to other museums of similar type around the world, but the way your personal guide (who is an Armed Forces person) takes you around, its a really lovely experience. Certainly worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

As ex military, I'm a sucker for war museums but this is much more. It's a history of Oman and though the modern part is told from a local perspective (no mention of SAS at Mirbat), it's a great visit. Getting your own personal guide from a member of the Sultan's Armed Forces is a great bonus.

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