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The National Museum

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The National Museum - Sultanate of Oman, established in 2013, is the Sultanate's flagship cultural institution, showcasing the nation's heritage from the earliest human settlement in the Oman Peninsula some two million years ago through to the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Al Saidiya Street | Opposite Al Alam Palace in Muscat, Muscat 113, Oman
+968 22 081500
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

With a history of more than two million years, Oman is one of the oldest surviving Arabian traditions in the Arabian peninsula. The 2015-opened National Museum represents a snapshot of a long and rich history of the Sultanate of Oman, which extended its influences as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum is in a good location, close to the Sultan Qaboos Palace. It is ultra modern, with very well labelled displays, plus shows a great movie (15 minutes) showing insights of the Oman history. The Air conditioning was a bit too high, for my...More

Thank Manish1967
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely museum to spend a couple of hours in. Plenty history and lots to see obviously new but the film show is worth a watch lots about the history of Oman

Thank boothsa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned about the history of Muscat through interesting exhibits displayed in spacious rooms with accessible information to describe their importance. There was additional Braille information and a good lift. An excellent experience.

Thank healthyeater41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this beautiful relatively new museum about the history and culture of Oman. You can see everything in 2 hour visit, and a lot in 1 hour. Very nicely curated and well done.

Thank PaulFradin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully designed. You can spend 30/45 mins in the museum. It's just in front of the Al Alam Palace.

Thank MitaliB52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Te museum is really well organized with different sections covering Oman's history and culture. The boat making section, the arms and weaponry section, Islamic sections, music, dresses etc all give a very vivid description of the country. There's a small cafe and souvenir shop. The...More

Thank Nauman2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you visit this museum if you are spending time in Muscat. It is in a beautifully designed building, and houses a very impressive collection - not only of Omani/Islamic art but also a very impressive collection of early settlement artefacts. It is an...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting and modern museum. The items could be displaied in a better order or way but it is worths a visit to learn more about the history. To be honest the video is a commercial for the regime... Very very cold inside...

Thank DrAbeja
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here and really enjoyed. Much more informative than our Doha experience Def watch the documentary Worth a visit after seeing the palace

Thank michele738
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I have visited this museum, it is very nice one. i liked the ships displayed, the models of forts and the swords. Tangible and intangible cultural heritage objects are displayed. It also had a wide collection for currencies

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15 September 2017|
Response from Luthilu | Reviewed this property |
I've tried editing before and I can't. Secondly, I went by the name and location given on their own documentation at the time. Thanks
23 November 2016|
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Response from Sanj130 | Reviewed this property |
It is open from 2-6. I know because I visited on a Friday between those times. Hotel concierges have supposedly been briefed on the museum's opening hours.