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Sultan's Armed Forces Museum

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Address: Bait Al-Falaj Fort, Muscat, Oman
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+968 24 312646

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More than just weapons and kit.

There's a lot to learn about the intricate history of the country in this museum. There is a great collection of militaria both ancient and more recent but your mandatory included... read more

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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

There's a lot to learn about the intricate history of the country in this museum. There is a great collection of militaria both ancient and more recent but your mandatory included guide will also give you a run down of the history of the ruling family, recent uprisings, local city history and the history of its military going back several... More 

Thank Al_n_Si
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

If your in Muscat you cannot miss this museum, your guided round by a serving member of the Omani forces at your own pace. The full military history of Oman is explained from hundreds of years ago to the present day, lots of equipment to see including a navy patrol boat. Excellent day out!

Thank Caspercat76
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I spent 3 hours at this museum. Absolutely fascinating and informative. I learned so much about the history of Oman spanning hundreds of years right up to the present day and their place in the world when it comes to modern defence and security and the technology that drives it. It only costs one rial entrance fee and I also... More 

Thank Cat C
Ajman, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Its so nice to see around. Its well maintained no body can think its so old. Its believed before it was Sultan Qaboos fort which was converted. All the items kept there have information on the boards but we didnt get time to read through all. It was very nice experience only thing the parking need to be managed though.

Thank Subin94317
Muscat, Oman
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

It is said that this was once the fort of Sultan which was later converted to a Museum. This is well maintained and a must see place for every person stepping into Muscat. Parking to be managed though

Thank ArvindYerram
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We had a very patient guide and an interesting time. You could spend less time and still enjoy a summary of Omani history

Thank Ben C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

when you arrive you are assigned a soldier who acts as your guide, he doesn't guide, he just moves you on from room to room, We were enjoying reading the info boards in most of the rooms when we were informed that we had 10 min left to see 3/4 of the remainder of the museum. Unbeknown to us you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

this is a must visit for people and military liked people showing the complete history of the armed forces in Oman

Thank marc_witten
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Great complex with the Sultan's palace, Al-Jalali Fort and Al-Mirani Fort and 2 museums. The French-Omani museum is not known between the locals so don't trust your guide to show it to you. Unfortunately the museums were closed during Eid holidays. It leaves you with an outdoor visit of the palace and colonnade. The seaside is unacceptable because it's private... More 

Thank radostina s
Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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7 reviews
Reviewed 24 May 2016

An interesting and informative museum to know the history of oman. Friendly staff explained every thing to our kids. Lot of valuable displays and more educative

Thank PGPKIndia

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