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Address: Al Balid Archaeological Park, Salalah 211, Oman
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Salalah Museum

Salalah is an unspoiled location trying to become a tourist destination. We arrrived by ship (commercial port) and did a half day tour which including a stop at the Museum.It is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Toronto
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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Salalah is an unspoiled location trying to become a tourist destination. We arrrived by ship (commercial port) and did a half day tour which including a stop at the Museum.It is located at a archaeological site current being excavated. The Museum is small and well organized . There are many artifacts. The people are absolutely wonderful in all respects. we... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The history of this place is very special, it is very interesting describes the culture of the country , it is highly recommended for the history lovers ..

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice museum, You will be need cca 1 hour. Inside is banned make a photos. Museum is clean and nice place where You will be know Omanś history.

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Nagpur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The museum is right beside the frankesence trail city.Its got relics from 700 ad and also talks a lot about the ship building industry and Oman's sailors.It had been made tastefully.Though small and will take you maximum of an hour to see all stuff.There is a multimedia centre which was closed so I really don't know what they show.The fee... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I visited here about an hour before closing time but the frankinsense museum adjoining was already closed - guess the good Omani government workers had to get home early. : ? ) The grounds are quite interesting, even though the individual structures of the old city are rather flattened. Out on the fringe of the city facing the sea, you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

You could encompass the whole of this museum in one hour. There really is very little to see here, but I think that it is probably quite comprehensive...there really is not a great deal to Salalah either. I am sure that historically there is, but nothing much now to interest a modern day traveller. But the museum is free, and... More 

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Lahore, Pakistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

we really liked to visit there, it is really a nice place to understand the history of Oman.The museum is meant to tell the story of Salalah and mostly of Oman. It's quite small but tells us the culture and history of Oman.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

There are two halls for exhibit the first one deals with the landscape,geography,history of the country There are also records about trading and the silk road between Russia,China ,Europe and Africa The second hall is a maritime museum with display of different types of Arab designed ships It would be somewhat boring topic and display for ordinary layman on a... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We really enjoyed the museum, seeing the artifacts inside - especially the Maritime room. Outside, there are ruins of Al Balid, models of common Omani ships, and really amazing stone anchors. They also have Frankincense trees to see. A really cool feature is the large irrigation canal alongside, with boat rides. It's a really great little museum. The only complaint... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

The museum is next to the archaeological site. The site is probably for the purists. Not an awful lot to look at. However, you get to go to the museum and it is good. Explains about the frankincense and describes the different kind of boats used for transportation. Has a lot of artefacts through the years and a large section... More 

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