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Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art

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Address: Muttrah Corniche, Lane No. 811, Muscat 117, Oman
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Ghalyas Museum of Modern Art It invites visitors to explore Oman’s past,...

Ghalyas Museum of Modern Art It invites visitors to explore Oman’s past, present and future aura, being welcomed not by one person, or several people, but by a whole culture. The display of modern works, in conjunction with the historic life of the 50s and 70s is intended to create a feeling that the “inner” Omani continues forever unchanging. With a permanent collection of heritage, culture, tradition and art, Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art serves as a museum and a showcase.

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fascinating small museum and gallery

Exhibition based on the changes in Muscat before and after the 1970s housed in an Omani home with evocative exhibits of the transition. Particularly enjoyed the stunning... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wells, United Kingdom
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Wells, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Exhibition based on the changes in Muscat before and after the 1970s housed in an Omani home with evocative exhibits of the transition. Particularly enjoyed the stunning photographs in the gallery

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 4 people (all Irish) had the pleasure of a guided tour of the Museum this week. It was a true cultural experience - taking us through time and providing insights to the family life and traditions of the Omani people.

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Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Interesting renovated old building. The exhibit is interesting, hope it will grow more. Check operation hours

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La Cadiere d'Azur, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Charming, not too much reading, takes about 30-45 minutes. About 5 minutes walk from the souk - walking along the corniche heading towards Old Muscat.

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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This delightful little museum provides the visitor with a look into what life was like in Muscat just prior to embracing modernity. It is a recreation of life typical in a Muscat home in the 1950s to the mid-70s. Each small room contains a wealth of Omani artifacts that present the visitor with a superb idea of Omani life in... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across whilst waiting for souk to open. Head up the corniche & it's tucked around a bend at the end. Snapshot insight into Oman life 2 riyals each for us adults..worth it. You weave through four of five rooms..the kids liked as it's a bit like a treasure hunt. Then we spent about 15 mins in the smaller... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

How very colourful the Omanis are, in their dress and home furnishings. Also kitchen utilities used in the home. Interesting to see what a typical home may look like and what is used for daily living.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We went here to escape the heat and found that the Modern Art museum is at the end with the first part being the People's museum giving an insight into the houses and lifestyles of the Omani in the past. This was fascinating and there was a variety of artifacts on show. It was VERY reasonable too.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

This quaint little museum was the cultural highlight during my trip. The exhibition was curated beautifully. I thoroughly enjoyed wondering around and examining each peace in the lovely, quiet setting. Well worth a visit!

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

The museum has several small rooms and a small court yard in the corner of the court yard large dish filled with clothes as if ready for washing. in the different rooms you will find different aspects of the daily life of the people who would have lived in a house like this. Amusing and faciating at the same time.

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