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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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For anyone interested in the history of Oman, this is a great museum. Not particularly suited to children, due to the huge amounts of written information. Outside there are lots... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

For anyone interested in the history of Oman, this is a great museum. Not particularly suited to children, due to the huge amounts of written information. Outside there are lots of vehicles, including some old cars. Staff are all military and happy to answer questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a museum probably less known to expats and locals until one visits. The museum is just brilliant and has all the war fare materials and various military and naval replicas and even the originals shipped in. The fee are nominal and children and adult would enjoy a visit here. Located very close to CBD the location is very... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

One of the better armed forces museums I visited. the staff were very helpul and answered all our questions, they are very proud of their museum and their leader,

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Zurich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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