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“Excellent museum and art gallery to learn about the history and culture of Oman”
Review of Bait Al Zubair

Bait Al Zubair
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US$68.00*
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Private Muscat City Tour
Ranked #3 of 85 things to do in Muscat
Certificate of Excellence
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Muscat, Oman
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“Excellent museum and art gallery to learn about the history and culture of Oman”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Located in the ancestral home of an important local family it contains a lot about the country's history. Many exhibit's on it's past and present. A café and art gallery also operate within the compound.
Highly recommended plus the Sultan's Palace nearby.

Visited February 2014
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“Interesting culture”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

A very interesting visit to view the cultural exhibits......highly recommended but do try and spend enough time to read the exhibits

Visited June 2014
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“Definitely worth a visit”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Foolishly I walked from Mutrah Souk (3kms ?) in 48 degrees and spent the first half an hour sat in the cafe drinking watermelon juice, reading their books and cooling down. The museum offers a well presented collection of items reflecting Omani culture: weapons, dress, jewellery, kitchenware etc. Upstairs will most likely only appeal to keen numismatists and philatelists ! A separate building Al Bait Al Oud is the old family home and exhibits a collection of the belongings of the founder of the museum as well an interesting collection of old maps, prints and photographs. Being in no rush to go back into the heat I lingered over a nice lunch and more juice in the coffee shop with excellent service from the staff. PS I think that the person who commented on the state of the toilets must have been in a different place as the one I used was pristine !

Visited June 2014
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“Must See”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Must see place for those who are interested to learn about the tradition and culture of oman. nicely organized, good collection of antiques.

Visited May 2014
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“Not worth it”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I visited Bayt Al Zubair during my two day visit to Muscat. The museum is very small and most of items were Kings personal belongings. Mostly the different tribal cultures were shown here in museum. One can visit this museum in free time but going exclusively for that museum is not a good idea. Toilets here was like a cheap street toilet.

Visited December 2013
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