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Bait Al-Baranda, Muscat

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#5 of 14 in Museums in Muscat
Specialty Museum Museum
Contextualizing Muscat's recent cultural history, Bait Al-Baranda details the capital's heritage all the way back to its prehistoric beginnings. A series of interactive exhibits set in a renovated 1930s residence, the museum houses a diverse collection of displays, dating back as far as 750 million years in the dinosaur fossil collection. Uncover the historical periods, cultural legacies, and geographical diversity of the region, with exhibits including the folk arts of Muscat, the history of the frankincense trade, and the earliest human settlement. Head downstairs to see the ever-changing exhibition space. Arrange to visit Bait Al-Baranda and other attractions in Muscat using our Muscat itinerary builder.
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  • Louis out along the main road along the coast go Matra. The history of Muscat is clearly in the pictures and models. If you know the history museum exhibits are overwhelmingly there is 纏matsu here.
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  • There are 3 main parts to this museum and it takes no more than 10 minutes to see them all. The museum is ok but don't plan to spend a long time here  more »
  • Some useful geologically and historic, but overall definitely outdated
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  • A very old museum that was rebuilt lately. It's small but it's a good place to know a bit of history.
  • It's a nice, small museum. Plenty of displays, videos & interactive displays. A bit dated but good to get the history of Oman & Muscat.
  • A very nice museum to visit. Contains many information about old cities of Mutrah and Muscat. Drawback is no souvenir shop available or refreshments.
  • Small cosy museum. Very convenient for tourist visiting Sultan Qaboos port. Gives a quick view about Oman history and geology.
  • Really interesting.guide was knowledgeable

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