Museum of the Frankincense Land

Museum of the Frankincense Land

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  • Karin M
    Muscat, Oman247 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting
    I actually loved it and it was better then expected. Not so much about Frankincense but more the history of the country. I think it’s well worth a visit. I stayed at the Anatara resort and took the boat the hotel has to the museum. It has to be pre booked at 10 Riyals return.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 8, 2023
  • Jahangir Kabir Bappi
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a must see Museum of historic significance
    During the last Eid Al Adha holidays we dared to travel by car to Salalah from Abu Dhabi.Beside traveling to the Prophet's shrines we chose to visit the much adorable Museum of the Frankincense land. Even though it's small but is of much significance. I loved most the historic letter of our Holy Prophet (SM) to the then Omani rulers to accept Islam.The replica of the Fortress of Bahia of pre Islamic period,the display of boat building tools,the stone balls of 16th century and the Park were great
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 13, 2023
  • alifiyan
    Bahrain94 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice museum with summary of Salalah sightseeing points.
    A very nice museum with some interactive exhibits in the frankincense section. The miniatures and Islamic exhibits are very nice as well. The outside tour of the old Mosques which are built on relics from the Iron Age can be visited on a Small buggy ride. This requires and additional ticket but a convenient way to cover the entire area. Close to Al Hafa old souq. Better to rent a car to access the Museum. Please check opening hours before visiting.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Not Just a Pretty Photo
    Atlanta, Georgia59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Intro to Frankincense
    This site was a wonderful way to be introduced to Omani history and culture. It is located at the historical port used to transport frankincense. Exhibits in the museum included one on frankincense, historical site throughout Oman, 3D models of various buildings in the Sultanate, as well as new one on meteorites that have impacted the country. After visiting the museum, you can take a golf cart ride around the historical site. Be sure to check out the small shops on the property in the back! Prices are competitive!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Ali Nazifpour
    Tehran, Iran30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museums
    Two small but great museums that provide a comprehensive understanding of Oman and Salalah, especially the ntwo cultural pillars of seafaring and frankincense trade. The displays are very creative and educational. Definitely the best part of Salalah. I deduct one point because they don't accept cash for tickets which is inconvenient.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 23, 2024
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Ali Nazifpour
Tehran, Iran30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Two small but great museums that provide a comprehensive understanding of Oman and Salalah, especially the ntwo cultural pillars of seafaring and frankincense trade. The displays are very creative and educational. Definitely the best part of Salalah.

I deduct one point because they don't accept cash for tickets which is inconvenient.
Written April 23, 2024
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Not Just a Pretty Photo
Atlanta, GA59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This site was a wonderful way to be introduced to Omani history and culture. It is located at the historical port used to transport frankincense. Exhibits in the museum included one on frankincense, historical site throughout Oman, 3D models of various buildings in the Sultanate, as well as new one on meteorites that have impacted the country.

After visiting the museum, you can take a golf cart ride around the historical site. Be sure to check out the small shops on the property in the back! Prices are competitive!
Written October 22, 2023
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Yarnfieldlamb123
Manchester, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Nice museum, not much about the frankincense trade, more about Oman History. there were a few examples of the trade routes but it's more like an Omani history museum
Written September 19, 2023
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alifiyan
Bahrain94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A very nice museum with some interactive exhibits in the frankincense section. The miniatures and Islamic exhibits are very nice as well.

The outside tour of the old Mosques which are built on relics from the Iron Age can be visited on a
Small buggy ride. This requires and additional ticket but a convenient way to cover the entire area.

Close to Al Hafa old souq. Better to rent a car to access the Museum. Please check opening hours before visiting.
Written August 13, 2023
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countryspotter
Kuwait City, Kuwait893 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
You will discover lots of facts about oman history and culture in this museum. I learned new infrmtions and saw lots of amazing documents and photos.
Written August 7, 2023
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Jahangir Kabir Bappi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
During the last Eid Al Adha holidays we dared to travel by car to Salalah from Abu Dhabi.Beside traveling to the Prophet's shrines we chose to visit the much adorable Museum of the Frankincense land. Even though it's small but is of much significance. I loved most the historic letter of our Holy Prophet (SM) to the then Omani rulers to accept Islam.The replica of the Fortress of Bahia of pre Islamic period,the display of boat building tools,the stone balls of 16th century and the Park were great
Written July 13, 2023
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Karin M
Muscat, Oman247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I actually loved it and it was better then expected. Not so much about Frankincense but more the history of the country. I think it’s well worth a visit. I stayed at the Anatara resort and took the boat the hotel has to the museum. It has to be pre booked at 10 Riyals return.
Written June 8, 2023
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Nads71
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates954 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Sadly the museum was closed the day we went. It was Eid holiday. The webpage said it was open so there were no updates communicating this. Many disappointed people.
Mind you, coming from Abu Dhabi where we were on Eid vacation, we did not know there was a time difference for when Eid in Oman commenced.
Sadly disappointed we weren’t able to go in to the museum.
Written May 7, 2023
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Zsuzsanna
Budapest, Hungary10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
For me it was disappointing. Quite small, only a few words, display about frankincense. Souvenir shops were closef. No must see place at all.
Written May 3, 2023
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Hermoine
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
A must for lovers of history and culture! This museum features various halls with exhibitions about Oman's history, culture and its famed francincense. While you're there, make sure to touch the meteorites on display.
Written February 15, 2023
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