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“a little gem of a museum”

Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art
Ranked #27 of 89 things to do in Muscat
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Ghalyas Museum of Modern Art It invites visitors to explore Oman’s past, present and future aura, being welcomed not by one person, or several people, but by a whole culture. The display of modern works, in conjunction with the historic life of the 50s and 70s is intended to create a feeling that the “inner” Omani continues forever unchanging. With a permanent collection of heritage, culture, tradition and art, Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art serves as a museum and a showcase.
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, may in the future showcase more modern art than the Marco Polo statuary, but at the moment it is primarily a museum of Omani life in the 1960s/70s. and a very interesting one it is too. The museum itself is made from three small houses by the Mutrah Fort. Wander from one of the tiny rooms to the next and get a feel of Oman life in that period. The museum is well laid out with different themes in the different rooms and at the moment the front of it has a giant wall painting contributed by 100 of the country’s aspiring artists. The wall art is free to look at but at only one Rial Omani the rest of the museum is great value.

1  Thank nigel m
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

From the moment you enter the reception an are given the guide you know it is going to be different. The guide itself is imaginatively folded. As you progress from room you are taken back into recent history. You have a sense that each room has been carefully put together with considerable thought as to where and how objects are placed. The adjoining gallery is worth a visit to see the huge talent of artists and sculptures that exist. It is refresshing to see that they are all being given an opportunity to exhibit their works. The gift shop contains a variety of items to be bought all of which reflect on Oman. Take the opportunity to read some of the reviews in the visitors book and see the large number of visitors that have been and where throughout the world they have come from. All this for 1 OMR - exceptional value

1  Thank Neil A
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

it showed the way the lifestyle of Oman was beautifuly through the old kitchen traditional wedding cermonies etc.

1  Thank sara11111111
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Expected a bit more
It was ok but I expected a bit more to see it is such a old country
And things on show did not blow me way

Thank Harald D
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Enjoyed the visit here. Interesting along with the art gallery. Nice little shop attached, at least you know what you buy in there is genuine Omani and not made elsewhere. Would recommend a visit.

Thank ctcaust
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