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Bait Al-Baranda

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Address: Al-Mina St Mutrah, Muscat, Oman
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+968 24 714262
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US$162.00*
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Private Full-Day Muscat Tour with Lunch
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If you're interested in the history and the people of Muscat....

We went to this museum as part of a ship's walking tour from the Celebrity Constellation. Certainly there are some interesting artefacts here: maps, lots of musical instruments... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A museum showcasing omans history. There are 2 floors and the musem is very well mainatined. It has a pre historical dinosour fossil...

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this museum as part of a ship's walking tour from the Celebrity Constellation. Certainly there are some interesting artefacts here: maps, lots of musical instruments, clothing, some fossils, model ships... It is set out on two floors and I didn't see a lift/elevator for easier access. I have the map of the museum in front of me... More 

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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.

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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.

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sharjah
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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 

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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.

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Northern Ireland
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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.

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Elgin
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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 18 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.

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