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“Not bad”
Review of Museum Salalah

Museum Salalah
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Ranked #12 of 38 things to do in Salalah
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not bad”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Perhaps because our group went on a hot sunny day so it seemed pretty hot and tiring, but the place itself is not bad.

Visited June 2013
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Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Land of Frankincense Museum”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Often wrongly named, this is the Land of Frankincense museum located in the archaeological park for the ancient port of Al-Baleed. The museum was opened in 2001 so it is fairly new but do not expect a lot of interactives. The museum itself is divided into 2 sections, Maritime and History, both are comprehensive enough for the casual visitor but not really deep enough in text and commentary for the more serious visitor.
The museum is one of the stand-out attractions in Salalah and should be top of the list to visit first. It gives context to any of the other attractions and sites you'll visit.

It cost 2 RO to get it but since this include the excellent Al-Baleed archeological site it is pretty good value, though photography is not allowed within the museum.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Great little Surprise package”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

My husband is a bit of a museum junkie so our Guide brought us here. On opening the door and walking into the welcome airconditioning I was stunned to discover a world Class modern museum, set out as well as any I have visited anywhere...quite fascinating. Well worth a visit!

Visited April 2013
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Denbighshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Museum”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Oman Museums are very honest in their presentation of History, and there is greta detail in most of them, even of recent events. However, there is no mention of the British presence there. The use of technology is good and the Frankincense story is well told, although there could be considerably more.

Visited October 2012
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“History and culture”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

The park outside is not finished, but already nice to walk.
Very interesting museum, explaining culture, history and heritage.

Visited January 2013
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