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Natural History Museum

Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Muscat 113, Oman
+968 24 641374
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Impressive addition to capital city

Really enjoyed my visit although the sullen staff on the payment desk were not the greatest advert... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2018
Jane2961
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
A bit old fashioned and under valued but definitely worth a visit

We were interested to know all about Oman and its natural history. We spent a really informative... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2018
Rosie C
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Muscat 113, Oman
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Reviewed March 21, 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

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Reviewed January 15, 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 January 4, 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
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Reviewed January 4, 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
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Reviewed October 23, 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.

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

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

Thank LeadingSteps
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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

pro: -Great displays -Clean -informative -small -great for kids -friendly staff Con: -no food/eat or feed your family if you plan to spend a good amount of time here. -if not an omani citizen you pay more -cash only

Thank Thewanderingmarine
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Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

Very small. It very interesting museum. Details the history of Oman and its inhabitants. Goes way back in history with clear descriptions written in English and Arabic.

Thank almond6
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Enjoyed looking at all the costumes here and the model village in the grounds wish we had more time and could have enjoyed a coffee and a look around the gift shop

Thank Cruiser86
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

The Natural History Museum is a gem, Really well planned and laid out with fascinating displays and information.A must for all school parties and children but also so much for adults too, who are interested in nature.

Thank anne b
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BRONJA R
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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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