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Sultan's Armed Forces Museum

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Address: Bait Al-Falaj Fort, Muscat, Oman
Phone Number: +968 24 312646
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Nicely maintained museum

It is said that this was once the fort of Sultan which was later converted to a Museum. This is well maintained and a must see place for every person stepping into Muscat... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 August 2016
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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

It is said that this was once the fort of Sultan which was later converted to a Museum. This is well maintained and a must see place for every person stepping into Muscat. Parking to be managed though

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We had a very patient guide and an interesting time. You could spend less time and still enjoy a summary of Omani history

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

when you arrive you are assigned a soldier who acts as your guide, he doesn't guide, he just moves you on from room to room, We were enjoying reading the info boards in most of the rooms when we were informed that we had 10 min left to see 3/4 of the remainder of the museum. Unbeknown to us you... More 

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calne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

this is a must visit for people and military liked people showing the complete history of the armed forces in Oman

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Great complex with the Sultan's palace, Al-Jalali Fort and Al-Mirani Fort and 2 museums. The French-Omani museum is not known between the locals so don't trust your guide to show it to you. Unfortunately the museums were closed during Eid holidays. It leaves you with an outdoor visit of the palace and colonnade. The seaside is unacceptable because it's private... More 

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Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

An interesting and informative museum to know the history of oman. Friendly staff explained every thing to our kids. Lot of valuable displays and more educative

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

If you are looking for a good history to Oman this is the place to visit. Guided around by a member of the Omani Armed forces there is a lot of information here, all housed in the old fort. Ground floor is Omani history upstairs more military history. Lots of artefacts, but mainly behind glass. Quite an old fashioned museum,... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

An interesting museum with some quirky exhibits. Definitely to be visited if you're a military history fan.

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Surat, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

The sultan's armed forces museum was one of the unique and special museum I have seen till date. It involves history of Oman and it's armed forces with demonstration of different arms including the guns, tanks, fighter jets, armed vehicles, frigates and warships. The ambiance and maintenance is extremely satisfactory. It's definitely worth visiting if u r in Muscat.

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

If you wish to learn about the history of Oman this is a great place to visit. Oman is the site of many battles being strategically placed at the opening in the Gulf. This museum demonstrates the turmoil over many centuries right up to the current military establishment under the guidance of H.M. The Sultan who is very much a... More 

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