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Address: Al-Mina St Mutrah, Muscat, Oman
Phone Number: 24714262
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Living museum

This is interesting exhibition of local culture. You can learn about history of people of OMAN, weapons they used, clothes the wear, and marital customs among others. In... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Poznan, Poland
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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We liked the traditional seating as well as the rich library in the house. The location and the very story of this converted house is a discovery by its own. After having been the house of a rich merchant, it became the residence of the British ambassador before going back to private owner. Bait al Baranda is one among the... More 

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Poznan, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is interesting exhibition of local culture. You can learn about history of people of OMAN, weapons they used, clothes the wear, and marital customs among others. In addition we enjoyed beautiful exhibition of photography by Steve McCurry . There is also a shop were You can by insence and other traditional handicraft, as well as number of books. However... More 

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Santa Rosa, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The one-stop visitor's centre in Muscat offers not just geological, maritime, political, and cultural background of Oman but offers summer activity for children, and art exibitions throughout the year. The central proximity of its location gives easy access to everything old in Muscat including the old Mutrah Souq (traditional market), the Old Muscat, several ancient forts, Mutrah Corniche, and museums.... More 

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Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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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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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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