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Bayt Al Zubair

Al-Saidiya Street, Muscat, Oman
968 24 736 688
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Ranked #4 of 25 attractions in Muscat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Poole, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

As an ex resident of Muscat and visiting after a gap of 28 years I found this museum gave a great insight in to the culture of Oman. Although I lived in Oman for 3 years in the 80's I still learnt a lot from this visit. A lovely place and worth the OR2 it cost.

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Muscat
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Bayt Al Zubair is a cute museum that houses Omani heritage in a very professional manner. Its a great place for the entire family to visit and get to know about the heritage of this great nation. Some antiques are amazing and the outdoor set up is also great.

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Muscat, Oman
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Located in the ancestral home of an important local family it contains a lot about the country's history. Many exhibit's on it's past and present. A café and art gallery also operate within the compound. Highly recommended plus the Sultan's Palace nearby.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A very interesting visit to view the cultural exhibits......highly recommended but do try and spend enough time to read the exhibits

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Bowral, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Foolishly I walked from Mutrah Souk (3kms ?) in 48 degrees and spent the first half an hour sat in the cafe drinking watermelon juice, reading their books and cooling down. The museum offers a well presented collection of items reflecting Omani culture: weapons, dress, jewellery, kitchenware etc. Upstairs will most likely only appeal to keen numismatists and philatelists !... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Must see place for those who are interested to learn about the tradition and culture of oman. nicely organized, good collection of antiques.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I visited Bayt Al Zubair during my two day visit to Muscat. The museum is very small and most of items were Kings personal belongings. Mostly the different tribal cultures were shown here in museum. One can visit this museum in free time but going exclusively for that museum is not a good idea. Toilets here was like a cheap... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This museum offers a very interesting glimpse into the history and culture of Oman. The everyday artefacts of daily life provide vital clues into the rich history of Oman and its people. In particular, we found the detail and the symbolism behind the Omani dress for men absolutely fascinating. The layout and the architecture of the garden is beautiful and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Previously an impressive residential home, this is now quite a gallery of history, craft and culture of Oman, along with impressive Omani artifacts

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Sydney, Australia
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34 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Previous reviewers have highlighted the positives of this Museum. It is one of the best local museums I have ever visited with excellent displays that give one an overview of the history and culture of Oman. I really appreciated the air conditioning here on a day when the temperature outside was over the century mark. Do not miss The Biat... More

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