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well kept. nice outdoor space

Small but well kept museum. it’s only 1 or, to get in. they have some nice out door spaces and it’s... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
travelwithcarlo
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London, United Kingdom
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A showcase of Oman's wildlife.

This is one of Oman's oldest museums, well thought out presentations but as it's now so old is in... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
nigelmoss1
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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Small but well kept museum. it’s only 1 or, to get in. they have some nice out door spaces and it’s a great way to learn about the animals and history of this vast country.

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

This is one of Oman's oldest museums, well thought out presentations but as it's now so old is in dire need of a refurbishment. I hope it gets it as it was a great place to visit

Thank nigelmoss1
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Good little museum, some exhibits are a little old, but still good. Great place for children. Friendly staff. I think it cost only 1 Riyal to get in.

Thank Kate J
Reviewed 21 June 2018

A wonderful museum and silent. Perfect time for kids with other kids. To learn about past. Nice to watch and spend time on weekends.

Thank Thangu T
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Really enjoyed my visit although the sullen staff on the payment desk were not the greatest advert for Omani customer services, as they initially refused to accept cash payment then grudgingly changed their mind with no explanation

Thank Jane2961
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We were interested to know all about Oman and its natural history. We spent a really informative hour looking around and were amazed at the diversity of animal and insect that could be found in the country.

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Small museum but not expensive either. Some interesting exhibits, plenty of written commentary explaining Omani natural history. No more than an hour required.

Thank mikes1901
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Must visit if interested in history, culture or civilization. It hosts a variety of artefacts depicting early cultural & traditional history of Oman along with influences from Turkey, Iran, India, etc.

Thank PrashantAU
Reviewed 24 October 2017

There are many local animals and rock formations on display. The whale room next door is quite nice and there is an original frankincense tree in front of the building.

Thank greatomanexperience
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Small museum. Great displays and interesting museum, Nice place to know about history of Oman. Recommended for tourist.

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Response from Nicole A | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's actually a bit hard to find/get into the compound it is in, but there is plenty of parking. I recommend using google maps to help you get there.
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