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Natural History Museum

Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Muscat 113, Oman
+968 24 641374
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Excellent Museum

This museum seems quite new. Several great exhibits with interesting interactive technology. A... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2017
heffiom
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London, United Kingdom
Not to expect much

Nice place to visit to know a little about Oman and about the development that happened to that... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2017
aziz_ji
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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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  • Excellent32%
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  • Poor3%
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Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Muscat 113, Oman
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+968 24 641374
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

This museum seems quite new. Several great exhibits with interesting interactive technology. A really excellent way to learn about the history of the country and the region. One of the highlights of my time in Muscat.

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Reviewed March 7, 2017

Nice place to visit to know a little about Oman and about the development that happened to that part. It is okay to visit it if you have time. I believe there are other better places to visit if you have a tight schedule.

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Reviewed January 23, 2017

Great Museum - seems newly built. Well worth a visit. The 10 Minute film is giving some insight to local history and way of life is very interesting.

Thank Judy H
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Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

It is a good place to visit and spend some time with family to investigate the old natural life in Oman It has different halls that contains animals, whales, shells and old days of oman

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Reviewed October 29, 2016

Lots of information about the fauna, flora and geology of Oman but the museum is sadly neglected, faded and the staff bored.

Thank Sharon I
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Reviewed June 3, 2016

Oman had modernised so much in recent years it has entirely wiped away all of its past. This is about the only place where you can see items of clothing, weapons, household items, photographs coins and much more of how Oman used to look like...More

Thank Paulette A
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Reviewed June 1, 2016

Our taxi driver had to be shown the appropriate page in the guidebook to find this place, and we virtually had it to ourselves. A shame, because it has a lot of information about geology and geography, and natural history, is clean and easily navigated,...More

Thank Farseer
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Reviewed May 22, 2016

I was very pleasantly surprised with this museum. My colleague and I had a couple of free hours after a conference on day so we decided to stop in. It is small and a little old, but extremely informative. I did not realize there was...More

Thank Nicole A
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Reviewed April 6, 2016

This small museum is located with a Oman government complex and provides an excellent outline/timeline of the topography and geology of Oman. Another building houses the full size skeleton of sperm whale along with its pictorial history. Well worth a visit! Allow about 3 hours...More

Thank Susan G
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Reviewed March 7, 2016

I visited with my wife and baby. It was an interesting Museum including Oman's natural wildlife (stuffed of course) but it was rather small. It took us approximately 20 minutes to see it all. Still worth the visit

Thank vazza48
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BRONJA R
May 31, 2016|
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Response from Nicole A | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's actually a bit hard to find/get into the compound it is in, but there is plenty of parking. I recommend using google maps to help you get there.
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