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Sultan's Armed Forces Museum

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Address: Bait Al-Falaj Fort, Muscat, Oman
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A Must!!

If your in Muscat you cannot miss this museum, your guided round by a serving member of the Omani forces at your own pace. The full military history of Oman is explained from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If your in Muscat you cannot miss this museum, your guided round by a serving member of the Omani forces at your own pace. The full military history of Oman is explained from hundreds of years ago to the present day, lots of equipment to see including a navy patrol boat. Excellent day out!

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Berkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 3 hours at this museum. Absolutely fascinating and informative. I learned so much about the history of Oman spanning hundreds of years right up to the present day and their place in the world when it comes to modern defence and security and the technology that drives it. It only costs one rial entrance fee and I also... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Its so nice to see around. Its well maintained no body can think its so old. Its believed before it was Sultan Qaboos fort which was converted. All the items kept there have information on the boards but we didnt get time to read through all. It was very nice experience only thing the parking need to be managed though.

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

It is said that this was once the fort of Sultan which was later converted to a Museum. This is well maintained and a must see place for every person stepping into Muscat. Parking to be managed though

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We had a very patient guide and an interesting time. You could spend less time and still enjoy a summary of Omani history

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

when you arrive you are assigned a soldier who acts as your guide, he doesn't guide, he just moves you on from room to room, We were enjoying reading the info boards in most of the rooms when we were informed that we had 10 min left to see 3/4 of the remainder of the museum. Unbeknown to us you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

this is a must visit for people and military liked people showing the complete history of the armed forces in Oman

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Great complex with the Sultan's palace, Al-Jalali Fort and Al-Mirani Fort and 2 museums. The French-Omani museum is not known between the locals so don't trust your guide to show it to you. Unfortunately the museums were closed during Eid holidays. It leaves you with an outdoor visit of the palace and colonnade. The seaside is unacceptable because it's private... More 

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Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

An interesting and informative museum to know the history of oman. Friendly staff explained every thing to our kids. Lot of valuable displays and more educative

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

If you are looking for a good history to Oman this is the place to visit. Guided around by a member of the Omani Armed forces there is a lot of information here, all housed in the old fort. Ground floor is Omani history upstairs more military history. Lots of artefacts, but mainly behind glass. Quite an old fashioned museum,... More 

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