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Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art

Muttrah Corniche, Lane No. 811, Muscat 117, Oman
+968 24 711640
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The museum was wonderful . It let’s you see an inside look of the old and humble way of life of the... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
alsaids54
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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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Unexpected Gem

We stumbled on this little gallery and decided to take a chance and go in. The beginning of the... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Julieknuckles
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Melbourne, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“omani life” (13 reviews)
“old house” (6 reviews)
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Muttrah Corniche, Lane No. 811, Muscat 117, Oman
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The museum was wonderful . It let’s you see an inside look of the old and humble way of life of the Omani people it shows our wonderful heritage and I am very proud to have a place like this in our country I recommend...More

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Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

We stumbled on this little gallery and decided to take a chance and go in. The beginning of the gallery is a little labyrinth of rooms packed full of modern history artifacts depicting life in Oman from the 1950's to 7o's. Truely fascinating! At the...More

Thank Julieknuckles
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Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Stumbled on this tiny museum by chance and loved absolutely everything about it - great collection of historic artifacts to depict traditions and culture of Oman and the attached exhibition of modern art (paintings mostly) which one can buy if wishes. It took us only15-20...More

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Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

The name is a bit misleading although the museum has a room with modern art. The main attraction however is the “old part” of the museum, which contains several rooms displaying how people lived in Muscat 50 years ago.

Thank SusaMasa
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Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

I definitely agree that it is not a modern gallery but a people's gallery. I loved the layout of this house / gallery. The building goes through to the back and an actual gallery where the art is for sale, art from local artists. It's...More

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Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Ghalya's is less a museum than a time capsule on the Corniche. It's magic to step in for as little as 20 minutes or to while away much longer, looking at beautiful and more prosaic - but always charming - roomfulls of objects around a...More

Thank Swonzee
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Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This showcases every day life in an Omani house during 1950 to 1975. A real mixture of old and modern . The eclectic collection is displayed in such an interesting manner that you want to move through the rooms to see what comes next! It...More

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Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you're interested in learning about Oman, its people and culture this place is perfect. Doesn't take long and very much worth the visit

Thank MarieFarrell
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Ghalyas, Museum team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Its more of a small, old house with examples of old Omani Rooms. It was ok, no waste of time, since we were done within 25 minutes. But we expected Modern Art, wich was only displayed at the Giftshop at the end.

Thank Lena_Lena_Lena_Lena
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Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure to visit ghalya’s museum of modern art and i was blown away with all the gorgeous details that was put there with love .. it was such an amazing tour as in each room you can see beautiful traditional old omani...More

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Ewa S
14 November 2016|
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Response from Ghalyas | Property representative |
yes we are open on all days from Saturday to friday, 9.30 am to 6 pm. our museum is also open on all public holidays.
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Ewa S
14 November 2016|
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Response from Ghalyas | Property representative |
Hello Ewa, We open from 9.30 am to 6pm
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