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Bait Al-Baranda

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Address: Al-Mina St Mutrah, Muscat, Oman
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If you're interested in the history and the people of Muscat....

We went to this museum as part of a ship's walking tour from the Celebrity Constellation. Certainly there are some interesting artefacts here: maps, lots of musical instruments... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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98 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A museum showcasing omans history. There are 2 floors and the musem is very well mainatined. It has a pre historical dinosour fossil...

Thank saipai
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We went to this museum as part of a ship's walking tour from the Celebrity Constellation. Certainly there are some interesting artefacts here: maps, lots of musical instruments, clothing, some fossils, model ships... It is set out on two floors and I didn't see a lift/elevator for easier access. I have the map of the museum in front of me... More 

Thank crazymaddancer
Temple Hills, Maryland
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153 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a small museum, with very few artifices. It was part of our tour, but does not merit a special trip to see IMHO. Our excellent guide Paul made it interesting.

Thank timecop
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16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Good museum if you are interested in geography. They have good interactive gadgets, good for children as well. Good place for an educational visit.

Thank U5M4N1
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109 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is located near the Mina/port area starting of the cornice right after the last R/A entering Corniche. who is interested in history should not miss this, well kept & clean museum. Mutrah Souq ,Sultan Qanboos port, Blue Shiite Mosque, and a stroll in the cornice if possible to see the mark of Muscat-the incense burner at hill top would... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Quite a lot of reading, but really little else - very few artefacts and several rooms where TV's didn't work or play, so not sure what was missing. It tells the story of Oman, but honestly I thought the Armed Forces Museum did it better. Hopefully when the new National museum opens it will be better.

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Northern Ireland
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151 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This was just one part of a tour I was on, it was an hour stop and that was enough time to see what we wanted. It would not be worth making a special trip just to go and see, some parts of it were quite interesting, others not so much.

1 Thank PJKNorthernIreland
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This was an extra stop on our tour of the city. It's quite small and they do not allow any photography but it was cool inside and there is a small cafe that we could sit at and have some well appreciated cold drinks/ice creams. There was lovely photo opportunities with some colourful "goats" and some of the other guides... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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136 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Located in the Mutrah part of the Muscat Capital area, this nice museum is well worth a visit. It gives information about how the Muscat area geologically came to be. Also there are several historic pictures and objects displayed, giving interesting glances at the developments of Oman and Muscat from earlier days up to now. The building itself is beautiful,... More 

Thank Bjorn44
Oslo, Norway
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109 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The museum is worth a visit, but it is not reallt a museum. There are interesting historic objects, but the information given is limited. It's a bit anoying actually.

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