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Bait Al-Baranda

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Address: Al-Mina St Mutrah, Muscat, Oman
Phone Number: 24714262
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This is located near the Mina/port area starting of the cornice right after the last R/A entering Corniche. who is interested in history should not miss this, well kept & clean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gopikrishnan S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is located near the Mina/port area starting of the cornice right after the last R/A entering Corniche. who is interested in history should not miss this, well kept & clean museum. Mutrah Souq ,Sultan Qanboos port, Blue Shiite Mosque, and a stroll in the cornice if possible to see the mark of Muscat-the incense burner at hill top would... More 

Thank Gopikrishnan S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Quite a lot of reading, but really little else - very few artefacts and several rooms where TV's didn't work or play, so not sure what was missing. It tells the story of Oman, but honestly I thought the Armed Forces Museum did it better. Hopefully when the new National museum opens it will be better.

Thank C H
Northern Ireland
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120 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This was just one part of a tour I was on, it was an hour stop and that was enough time to see what we wanted. It would not be worth making a special trip just to go and see, some parts of it were quite interesting, others not so much.

Thank PJKNorthernIreland
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73 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This was an extra stop on our tour of the city. It's quite small and they do not allow any photography but it was cool inside and there is a small cafe that we could sit at and have some well appreciated cold drinks/ice creams. There was lovely photo opportunities with some colourful "goats" and some of the other guides... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Located in the Mutrah part of the Muscat Capital area, this nice museum is well worth a visit. It gives information about how the Muscat area geologically came to be. Also there are several historic pictures and objects displayed, giving interesting glances at the developments of Oman and Muscat from earlier days up to now. The building itself is beautiful,... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

The museum is worth a visit, but it is not reallt a museum. There are interesting historic objects, but the information given is limited. It's a bit anoying actually.

Thank ErikaGohde
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

The museum had some interesting history and was housed in a lovely building. The were some interactive displays but not as exhaustive in history as I had expected. Nice to visit after a trip to the fish market across the road. Only one rial so not a big investment.

Thank Worldismyoyster1070
Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Bait Al Baranda is a little gem next to the Mutrah Souq. It's not that big, but it has some fascinating displays and videos about the history of Oman. It's very informative. In addition there is a lovely collection of historical maps, which can really help the tourists "put things in perspective." Finally, there are some very interesting, albeit sun... More 

Thank William C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Great insight to Oman's history and landscape, very interactive so good for taking kids that understand/read English or Arabic.

Thank Christina G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We had a short visit to this museum, there isn't a huge selection of things to look at but it gives you a nice introduction to the history of Oman. The outside of the building is very pretty and the short film they show inside gives you a brief introduction to the family of the Sultan.

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