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Bait Al-Baranda

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Address: Al-Mina St Mutrah, Muscat, Oman
Phone Number: +968 24 714262
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Good for geography lovers.

Good museum if you are interested in geography. They have good interactive gadgets, good for children as well. Good place for an educational visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 August 2016
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Temple Hills, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a small museum, with very few artifices. It was part of our tour, but does not merit a special trip to see IMHO. Our excellent guide Paul made it interesting.

Thank timecop
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Good museum if you are interested in geography. They have good interactive gadgets, good for children as well. Good place for an educational visit.

Thank U5M4N1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is located near the Mina/port area starting of the cornice right after the last R/A entering Corniche. who is interested in history should not miss this, well kept & clean museum. Mutrah Souq ,Sultan Qanboos port, Blue Shiite Mosque, and a stroll in the cornice if possible to see the mark of Muscat-the incense burner at hill top would... More 

Thank Gopikrishnan S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Quite a lot of reading, but really little else - very few artefacts and several rooms where TV's didn't work or play, so not sure what was missing. It tells the story of Oman, but honestly I thought the Armed Forces Museum did it better. Hopefully when the new National museum opens it will be better.

1 Thank C H
Northern Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This was just one part of a tour I was on, it was an hour stop and that was enough time to see what we wanted. It would not be worth making a special trip just to go and see, some parts of it were quite interesting, others not so much.

1 Thank PJKNorthernIreland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

This was an extra stop on our tour of the city. It's quite small and they do not allow any photography but it was cool inside and there is a small cafe that we could sit at and have some well appreciated cold drinks/ice creams. There was lovely photo opportunities with some colourful "goats" and some of the other guides... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Located in the Mutrah part of the Muscat Capital area, this nice museum is well worth a visit. It gives information about how the Muscat area geologically came to be. Also there are several historic pictures and objects displayed, giving interesting glances at the developments of Oman and Muscat from earlier days up to now. The building itself is beautiful,... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

The museum is worth a visit, but it is not reallt a museum. There are interesting historic objects, but the information given is limited. It's a bit anoying actually.

Thank ErikaGohde
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

The museum had some interesting history and was housed in a lovely building. The were some interactive displays but not as exhaustive in history as I had expected. Nice to visit after a trip to the fish market across the road. Only one rial so not a big investment.

Thank Worldismyoyster1070
Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Bait Al Baranda is a little gem next to the Mutrah Souq. It's not that big, but it has some fascinating displays and videos about the history of Oman. It's very informative. In addition there is a lovely collection of historical maps, which can really help the tourists "put things in perspective." Finally, there are some very interesting, albeit sun... More 

Thank William C

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