Muscat: National Museum of the Sultanate of Oman opened its doors to the people on Saturday. The museum is located in Muscat near Al Alam Palace.
The entry fee is OMR1 for Omani and GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) nationals, OMR2 for residents in Oman and OMR5 for tourists. Children and students up to 25-year age, handicapped people and Omani and GCC nationals, who are 60 years and above, can enjoy free entry to the museum.
The museum will remain open for four days a week (Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday), from 9am until 3pm, from July 30 to September 30, after which updates will be announced on its opening for more days in the week. The ticket desk will close at 2:30 pm.
The total area of the museum is 13,700 square metres, including 4,000 square metres allocated for the 14 display halls—The Land and the People Gallery, Maritime History Gallery, Arms and Armour Gallery, Civilisation in the Making Gallery, Aflāj Gallery, Currency Gallery, Splendours of Islam Gallery, Oman and the World Gallery, Renaissance Gallery, and the Intangible Heritage Gallery among others.
Besides these, there is a dedicated gallery for temporary exhibitions with an area of 376 square metres, which has been designed in accordance with international regulations and standards for such facilities.