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

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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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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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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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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istanbul
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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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Cambridge,UK
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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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Address: Address: Al-Mina St Mutrah, Muscat, Oman
Phone Number: 24714262
Location: Middle East  >  Oman  >  Muscat Governorate  >  Muscat

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