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Must-See Museums in Muscat

By Viator, May 2018

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The cultural epicenter of Oman, Muscat is home to museums as varied as the city itself—you’ll find tributes to everything from art and history to traditional crafts. Here are some of the best to add to your itinerary.

Bait Al Zubair Museum
Located at the heart of the Old Town, the Bait Al Zubair Museum is one of the most-visited Muscat attractions; it houses the extensive private collection of the Al Zubair family. Inside, a series of colorful exhibitions showcase traditional Omani crafts, furniture, weaponry, household items, and clothing, as well models of an Omani-style village and souk.

Land of Frankincense Museum
Those exploring the Al-Baleed Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, will want to stop at the park’s Land of Frankincense Museum. You can learn all about the fascinating history of the ancient Islamic city and the importance of frankincense, one of Oman’s most lucrative exports, and see archaeological finds from Al-Baleed, Sumahram, and Wabar. 

Sultan's Armed Forces Museum
Housed in the imposing Bait Al Falaj Fort, the Sultan's Armed Forces Museum is one of the most comprehensive military museums on the Arabian Peninsula. It showcases an enormous collection of military artifacts, weaponry, and vehicles, most notably a bulletproof Cadillac once belonging to Sultan Qaboos bin Said. 

The National Museum 
The National Museum, which opened in 2013, chronicles Oman’s cultural history and heritage and showcases a wide collection of artifacts relating to the Sultanate of Oman. The museum also includes exhibitions on Omani arms and armor, currency, prehistory and ancient history, among many topics. 

Natural History Museum
The focus shifts to Oman’s geological wonders and biodiversity at the Natural History Museum, where highlights include a taxidermy display including Arabian leopards and wolves; a gigantic sperm whale skeleton; and a botanical garden filled with native flora. 

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Muscat Guided Night Tour, Muscat, null
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Muscat Guided Night Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

A night tour across the town of Muscat to see the major highlights, including Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, The Old Town of Muttrah and The Old Town of Muscat. ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.00
Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital, Muscat, Night Tours
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Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital

4.5 star rating: Recommended 51 Reviews

The tour begins by driving through the beautiful embassy quarter of Muscat en route to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Visit the mosque, a religious landmark of ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.99
Private Muscat City Tour, Muscat, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Private Muscat City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Discover the Jewel that is Muscat on our Gray Line organized city tour and take advantage of our commentary in more than 5 languages.

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.50
Private Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital, Muscat, Half-day Tours
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Private Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

The tour begins by driving through the beautiful embassy quarter of Muscat en route to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Visit the mosque, a religious landmark of ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.75
Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Muscat, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Embark on a journey of discovery with Big Bus Tours. We will introduce you to the best of Muscat, revealing the hidden beauty, major landmarks and cultural ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: Varies

From USD $70.20
Private Tour: Muscat by Night, Muscat, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Private Tour: Muscat by Night

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Experience the twinkling sights of Muscat by night on this 5-hour evening tour and enjoy a 3-course dinner on the way! Accompanied by an expert driver who acts ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.29
Private Muscat City Tour, Muscat, Night Tours
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Private Muscat City Tour

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Enjoy a half or full-day private tour of Muscat City with a local guide. Create your own personalized itinerary of city highlights you want to see. Your local ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 4 to 8 hrs

From USD $94.00
Wadi Shab full day tour, Muscat, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Wadi Shab full day tour

Wadi Shab full day

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Wadi Shab full day tour (Muscat tours):Oman Shore excursions, Muscat, Full-day Tours
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Wadi Shab full day tour (Muscat tours):Oman Shore excursions

Wadi Shab full day

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Nizwa Full Day tour, Muscat, Full-day Tours
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Nizwa Full Day tour

Nizwa full day Nizwa - Al Hamra -Misfat Al Arbeen  Full Day tour Pick up : From Any Place in Muscat Duration : 8 HRS Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00

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