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The National Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Well structured and interesting

Great layout, easy to understand providing a great overview of the history and development of Oman... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautifully displayed exhibits.

Beautiful exhibits, especially some of the wooden doors and sailing vessels. A golden/brass colored... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The National Museum - Sultanate of Oman, established in 2013, is the Sultanate's flagship cultural institution, showcasing the nation's heritage from the earliest human settlement in the Oman Peninsula some two million years ago through to the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Al Saidiya Street | Opposite Al Alam Palace in Muscat, Muscat 113, Oman
+968 22 081500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great layout, easy to understand providing a great overview of the history and development of Oman. Also has things to interes kids.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful exhibits, especially some of the wooden doors and sailing vessels. A golden/brass colored canon that has made in Boston info ingraved really intrigued me. There is a variety of different items of interest for virtually anyone. You must have local currency for the snack...More

Thank CharleyandhisTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let's break it down really quick. 1 OMR for GCC nationals and Omanis. Perfectly reasonable. 2 OMR for Omani expat residents. Worth a visit since they live in the country and get to learn about its history. 5 OMR for everyone else. Definitely not worth...More

Thank Yasir K
Reviewed July 23, 2018

REally enjyoed going round this museum. Lots to look at and read. Friendly staff showed me how to go around and also went to find out what time a film in English started. Not really for children. A small cafe there and a gift shop...More

Thank Kate J
Reviewed July 17, 2018

The National Museum is one of the best places to learn about Oman's history and culture. The exhibits are arranged very nicely and maintained in excellent condition. Especially, the models of forts of Oman and the interesting stories from Oman's past are a treat, and...More

Thank Hemant M
Reviewed July 10, 2018

If you are visiting Muscat, the National Museum is a must. It's a grand building, modern yet traditional, light and airy which makes an excellent setting for some fascinating exhibits. There is so much to learn about Oman, and this is the place to start:...More

Thank TheAviator0765
Reviewed July 9, 2018

the place is so much nice. very fun to visit. you will learn more about being an omani the place has many exhibits and how it became part of oman. especially the boat i saw many like this in other country but they have something...More

Reviewed June 25, 2018

A modern and well equipped museum. Its eye opening and quite complete, If you can try to watch first the intro video of Oman they show in one of the museum rooms to have perspective into what you will find. The museum team are Omani...More

Thank VeronicaSmulders
Reviewed June 6, 2018

A beautiful house and very interesting about Oman ancient history but you can tell that some history are fabricated and made to fit the royal house of Oman and it’s parliament. Nevertheless it’s worth a visit if you are a first time visitor to Oman.

Thank Mikael N
Reviewed May 22, 2018

The National Museum of Oman is a world class museum that contains both permanent and temporary exhibitions. It is modern and showcases the rich history of Muscat and Oman. Located a bit off center so if you take a taxi beware the taxi fees are...More

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September 14, 2017|
Response from Luthilu | Reviewed this property |
I've tried editing before and I can't. Secondly, I went by the name and location given on their own documentation at the time. Thanks
November 23, 2016|
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Response from Sanj130 | Reviewed this property |
It is open from 2-6. I know because I visited on a Friday between those times. Hotel concierges have supposedly been briefed on the museum's opening hours.