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Bait Al-Baranda

Address: Al-Mina St Mutrah, Muscat, Oman
Phone Number: 24714262
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Ranked #19 of 48 things to do in Muscat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Cape Town
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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17 reviews 17 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Karachi, Pakistan
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100 reviews 100 reviews
28 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A quaint place of old shops like the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul but on a smaller scale. Location is near the corniche, so makes for a nice place to visit. The locals are very peaceful and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Good introduction to Oman culture, well marked in English. Not huge or dramatic but part of walking tour in old Muscat

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