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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 name is a bit misleading although the museum has a room with modern art. The main attraction... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SusaMasa
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Helsinki, Finland
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I definitely agree that it is not a modern gallery but a people's gallery. I loved the layout of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Travelling_LindaG
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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.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“omani life” (13 reviews)
“old house” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Muttrah Corniche, Lane No. 811, Muscat 117, Oman
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+968 24 711640
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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 7 March 2018

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Reviewed 3 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

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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 28 February 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.

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Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

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Reviewed 1 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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Ghalyas, other at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

First of all, you should visit this museum when you are in Muscat. Second, this is not a modern art museum in the way we expected that. This is museum that is centered around and old house that is brought back in the state of...More

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

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

There are two parts to this museum - the first walks you through an historical look at life in the past of Oman, through furniture, artifacts and clothing. Seeing the rooms and understanding how people lived in them was a great view into a half...More

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

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

It gives you an overview of how people lived in oman previously. Range of furniture clothes types of a typicsl house and its layout

Thank Jamil S
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Ghalyas, Museum Team at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

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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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