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Bait Al-Baranda

Al-Mina St Mutrah, Muscat, Oman
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Ranked #8 of 22 Attractions in Muscat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Ely, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Usually guides just take you into the main building - visit the others for a more satisfying visit. Good quality exhibits clearly explaining Omani history

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Vancouver, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
80 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This privately-owned museum has excellent displays - from the perspective of an Arabic country compared to many Western European museums visited. The sections are weapons, pottery, musical instruments, coins, stamps, folk costumes of different Omani regions.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I love muscat,oman because it's near to Dubai ,UAE and in muscat and salalah and Dhofar we can do so much like eating out and going to restaurants.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Good to know about the history of Muscat/Oman but it's not really a great museum. Plus it's not well maintained. Half the things don't work especially the audio/video sections. The staff doesn't really care about the whole thing.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Some of the audio devices do not work. The explanation of the geology of Oman was clear and interesting and children visiting seemed to enjoy the dinosaur skeleton. My favourite part was upstairs where there was an audio/visual display about the history of Oman. Worth a visit before going to the Souk.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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102 reviews 102 reviews
49 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I have seen several before so was not really impressed by it. the surrounding area is not that great. but worth a visit if you are first time in muscat.

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Oman
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This fin-de-ciecle house was built for the residence of the French Consul, later was inhabited by an Omani family, then it accommodated British Council and now it is one of my favourite places to take my guests for a brief but still detailed introduction to Oman. Bait al Baranda (meaning The House with a Veranda) comprizes all of Oman's past... More

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Sydney
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

In a renovated 1930s house, the museum traces the history of Muscat starting from 250 million years ago to the present day. Some of the displays are interactive and would be great for school kids. Other rooms I found a bit static though, with a lot of reading required, which I wasn’t really in the mood for. Great air conditioning!... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Visit to know more about the ruler family and the history of Oman. Entry is 1 O.R. and Friday it is closed.

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Muscat, Oman
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This museum located in the picturesque muttrah port area near the souq is an absolute gem. One could get lost into the insights it gives into the history of Oman and its people especially with its ancient global links makes a visitor have a new found respect for this beautiful land and its people. A special word of appreciation to... More

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