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Al-Mina St Mutrah, Muscat 113, Oman
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close by the Famous Mattrah Souq. Its a Small Museum where one can get detailed information about the history , culture & people of Oman.. Its a interactive Museum. Videos and Audios play in each section and thus don't require to hire a good for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting insight into the 100 million year history of Oman. The building itself, steps away from the harbour, has its own interesting history - much of it neglect! Inside interactive and passive exhibits detailing 100 million years of Oman history (they had dinosaurs). But...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

In this traditional 19th century house, the history of Oman from its unique geological formation until present days is showcased in an interactive way. Too bad it’s a bit too dark inside to really take advantage of all the explanations about the history of Oman....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bestregardsfromfar
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I visited Muttrah on free hotel shuttle, primarily to enjoy walking along the Corniche and to experience the souk (although I did want to spent a prolonged amount of time in here as there was nothing I wanted to purchase). The museum came to my...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LondonJmj
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We enjoyed this museum a lot. The first section really appealed to my kids as it had some interactive exhibits and covered the geology of Oman and a bit about dinosaurs etc. Upstairs it is less interactive so the kids weren't as engaged but the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alexvonw
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This a small museum but one of the rich cultural & historical places in Muscat. We knowing many pieces of information about the old world and how the map transformed during thousands of decades using interactive technology that displays pictures of tectonic plate movement over...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Abirjaber
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Worth a drive by to observe the sheer indulgance and opulance. No money spared on it's building. Nice location by the water as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Drew M
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We visited on a ships cruise trip and drove up into the hills to find this beautiful building. It is stunningly beautiful and on entering find items depicting the very old bedouin life. Stands holding the original clothes worn hundreds of years ago and stunning...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Good for a good day outing, parking available and also connected to taxi services and public transport facilities. Restaurants and coffee shops are nearby

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Kishoreplr
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Formerly a private house, the building was set up as a museum by the original owners and there is a great collection of historical photographs showing Mutrah and Muscat through the ages. There is a great display of maritime items including models of old ships...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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