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Museum of the Frankincense Land

As Sultan Qaboos Street, Salalah 211, Oman
+968 24 955500
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Great venue.

Like most things in Oman this museum is very well managed and immaculate. The information and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
B3atrice3
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Good introduction to general and maritime history of Oman

I spent a couple of hours at this museum, which is on/next to the archaeological site. It's really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alex W
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London, United Kingdom
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As Sultan Qaboos Street, Salalah 211, Oman
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like most things in Oman this museum is very well managed and immaculate. The information and artefacts are very good. All in all worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a couple of hours at this museum, which is on/next to the archaeological site. It's really two museums - one "hall" focussing on maritime history and the other hall more general history going back to the ancient civilisations right up until present day....More

Thank Alex W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum offers more than what the name suggests. Well documented but concise history of Oman. Also maritime museum has a lot to offer. However, if you have visited the National Museum in Muscat before you will not get too many additional insights. Also outdoors...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cosy museum to visit in Salalah. Gives an idea about the trade and maritime routes and some history about Oman.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to this museum - it was very interesting and also peaceful. We had a nice drink in the open cafe, bought some frankincense oil and then went on a buggy tour round the archaeological site.

Thank Helen M
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

This is a small museum, but presents a good exhibition of Omani history. The entry cost is OR 2 per person. There are 2 main sections, a naval history gallery, and a cultural and historical section. Both have well written explanation of the displays, in...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and well-done museum! Worth the visit! Nice break from the hotel. Interesting history of Oman and ship industry.

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

One of the best museums we have ever visited. All exhibits are described in both Arabic and English. The museum is superbly laid out with one section devoted to history of the region whilst the other is concerned with boats. There is also an archaeological...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

I thought I would be surrounded by frankincense but this was only a tiny part of the offerings. There are 4 air conditioned halls each displaying different aspects of Oman’s life and history. It’s a good way to get an overview and see some artefacts...More

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Reviewed January 27, 2018

We didn't realise this would be such an interesting exhibition - adjacent to the Marine Museum which was also lovely. As we only had a short time in the late afternoon to visit we had to rush through. Recommend setting aside time to do this...More

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