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Natural History Museum

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Address: Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Muscat 113, Oman
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Enjoyed looking at all the costumes here and the model village in the grounds wish we had more time and could have enjoyed a coffee and a look around the gift shop

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed looking at all the costumes here and the model village in the grounds wish we had more time and could have enjoyed a coffee and a look around the gift shop

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Natural History Museum is a gem, Really well planned and laid out with fascinating displays and information.A must for all school parties and children but also so much for adults too, who are interested in nature.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum seems quite new. Several great exhibits with interesting interactive technology. A really excellent way to learn about the history of the country and the region. One of the highlights of my time in Muscat.

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to visit to know a little about Oman and about the development that happened to that part. It is okay to visit it if you have time. I believe there are other better places to visit if you have a tight schedule.

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Zug, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Great Museum - seems newly built. Well worth a visit. The 10 Minute film is giving some insight to local history and way of life is very interesting.

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

It is a good place to visit and spend some time with family to investigate the old natural life in Oman It has different halls that contains animals, whales, shells and old days of oman

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Lots of information about the fauna, flora and geology of Oman but the museum is sadly neglected, faded and the staff bored.

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Oman had modernised so much in recent years it has entirely wiped away all of its past. This is about the only place where you can see items of clothing, weapons, household items, photographs coins and much more of how Oman used to look like and what you to a certain degree expect parts of it to still look like.

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Our taxi driver had to be shown the appropriate page in the guidebook to find this place, and we virtually had it to ourselves. A shame, because it has a lot of information about geology and geography, and natural history, is clean and easily navigated, and we came away knowing a little more about Oman.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I was very pleasantly surprised with this museum. My colleague and I had a couple of free hours after a conference on day so we decided to stop in. It is small and a little old, but extremely informative. I did not realize there was so much wildlife in Oman! I highly recommend a visit!

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