Immersing yourself in the heritage of Oman is fundamental for people coming into the country for a quick visit. Through museums and other monuments, visitors get to explore the origins of the country and understand the cultural nuances that come with it. Whether you enjoy traditional ensembles, or you’re an admirer of all-things Omani, there is a spot for you to visit. So which one of these four places you’d like to visit?
National Museum of Oman
For those looking for an experience full of Oman’s rich history and revered culture must stop by the National Museum. The place has various galleries that offer a glimpse into the Omani heritage including Renaissance, Maritime History, and Arms and Armour. In short, it’s a one-stop for all things Oman.
Location: Old Muscat, Muscat
Contact: +968 2208 1500
Timings: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Bait Al Baranda
Bait Al Baranda is a museum that depicts the history of Muscat through interactive exhibits that tell the story of Oman from the ancient times to the astonishing achievements of today. If you want to explore the history in a modern way, then stop by Bait Al Baranda, it is worth it.
Bait Al Zubair
A quick visit to this place will satisfy visitors who want to enrich their knowledge on the heritage and culture of the Sultanate. The museum owns some of the finest Omani artefacts and art collectables. It is also a hub for cultural events and fine art exhibitions by the finest artists in town.
Sultan’s Armed Forces Museum
Inaugurated in 1988 by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Armed Forces Museum is a treasured monument that houses a variety of clothes, weapons, and other defence systems from the Omani armed forces, as well as walk you through the stages of its development throughout history.
Location: Al Mujamma St, Ruwi (Nearby Bait Al Falaj)
Contact: +968 2431 2648
Timings: 08.00am to 01.30pm – closed on Fridays