Five Museums You Should Visit In Oman
June 23, 2016 | 3:17 PM
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1. The Children’s Museum

Visit this two-domed museum in Qurum for entertaining and educational fun. The kids can spend hours exploring hands-on exhibits while learning about natural sciences.

Shatti Al Qurum, Muscat

Hours: 8am-1pm

Entrance Fee: 300 baisa for adults; 100 baisa for children 6-12 years

+968 2460 5368

2. Natural History Museum

Head to the ministries district to learn more about Oman’s natural environment from ancient times to today. Explore the displays featuring ancient plants, cool artefacts, and coral ruins.

Ministry of Culture and Heritage Building, Al Khuwair

Hours: 8am-1.30pm

Entrance Fee: 500 baisa

for individuals; 300 baisa for

family groups

+968 2464 1374

3. The Omani French Museum

Located in Old Muscat city, near the Al Alam Palace, this French-consulate-turned-museum was inaugurated in 1992. Visit to view old photographs, documents, ships, costumes, and jewelleries that demonstrate the connections between France and Oman.

Old Muscat, Muscat

Hours: 8am-1.30pm

Entrance Fee: 500 baisa

+968 2473 6613

4. Adam House Museum

Get an intimate look at Oman’s history through ancient relics collected by the owner himself; from letters, jewellery, silverware, coins, and medals, to old maps and photographs.

Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos, Muscat

Hours: Prior coordination required

Entrance Fee: OMR5 per person (for groups only, minimum of four)

+968 2460 5033

5. Old Fort Museum

Opened in 2012, the iconic Old Fort is located in the Al Sharqiyah region where it displays traditional Omani weaponry and handicrafts from the 17th century.

Al Kamil Wa Al Wafi, Al Sharqiyah

Hours: Prior coordination required

Entrance Fee: OMR1 for adults; 200 baisa for 18 years and below

+968 9320 0166

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