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Bait Al-Baranda

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Address: Al-Mina St Mutrah, Muscat, Oman
Phone Number: 24714262
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History and natural history

This museum starts with continental drift and moves forward from there. The plate techtonics and dinosaurs are more oriented to children, with interactive quizes. The maps and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Doha, Qatar
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Jordan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This old style Omani building is as interesting as the museum it now houses. There are limited things to view, but some interesting noticeboards and audio/visual presentations give a good idea of the history of Oman itself. It is only 2 OMR so worth a punt.

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Doha, Qatar
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This museum starts with continental drift and moves forward from there. The plate techtonics and dinosaurs are more oriented to children, with interactive quizes. The maps and videos upstairs on history are quite good.

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Cape Town
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It cost only 1 Rial to get in here. It was very interesting and we learned a lot about the history of Oman.

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Muscat
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A relatively small museum that houses some fantastic history in it. Very easy to visit but not much to check out. Needs to be further extended to make it even more interesting.

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Muscat, Oman
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Interesting Art Museum located on the Corniche in Muttrah, just before the Souk. Typical old style building renovated into an Art museum.

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Walsall, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was a well-managed and presented place to see the traditional houses and furnishings of Omani culture alongside interesting art displays.

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istanbul
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

An easy to find museum at the beginning of the Corniche in Mutrah Bay, just up from the Samaka ( fish) roundabout and well signposted. There is parking across the main road from the museum, but limited parking actually in front of the museum. It is state owned as so does not always open when stated on the plaque outside.... More 

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Cambridge,UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Good Value for it`s 1 OMR entry fee, some good displays on Omani history. Takes about an hour and is close to main Souk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this museum -based on the history of Oman. Only 1 rial each it is a good place to spend an hour. A mix of timeline history and geology / geography, it is interesting and interactive. Air conditioned and clean with modern "facilities" but no cafe.

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Doha, Qatar
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

An informative museum about the nature history of Oman . Further the museum itself will show you the Oman architecture. A must see before you head to Mutrah souk and the cornich.

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