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“Must See in Muscat”
Review of Bait Al-Baranda

Bait Al-Baranda
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Private Full-Day Muscat Tour with Lunch
Ranked #26 of 86 things to do in Muscat
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Maryland
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76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Must See in Muscat”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Tourism and facilities are varied and growing in Oman. We only stumbled upon this museum, but really enjoyed it - from the focus on geology, to maps and history. Nearly everything is in English as well as Arabic. And each exhibit uses some creative, interactive ways to present the information. Well worth a visit when in Muscat.

Visited January 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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636 reviews
445 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
“Old House and Art Museum”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

This museum offers visitors changing art shows featuring mainly local artists as well as a chance to see into an authentic 19th century Muscati house. The house has shows on the first floor and some displays of cultural items and historical events on the second floor. There is a coffee shop and small restaurant run by Kargeens a local restaurant. The museum is close to Muttrah and the Muscat Harbour which is a desireable tourist location.

Visited January 2013
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Stockport, England
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“great introduction to Oman, Muscat and its history”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

We were just about the only people in this small but very interesting museum, which was a pity, because it is in a nicely restored old house and gives a very comprehensive picture of the history of Oman via maps and archaeological and geological information. Go.

Visited January 2013
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Muscat
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Super good”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Good, excellent, marvelous displays the glorious past of the seafaring nation of Oman and the astonishing past, A must-visit if in Muscat to see the wax statues and models of ancient Muscat.

Visited February 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great museum for a run down on the history of Oman”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

A neat little museum that has a fun display on the history of Oman, some interactive displays and some changing exhibitions make the place a good place to visit - pity it closes during the afternoons and a pity the car park is always so packed making it sometimes difficult to visit.

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