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Bait Al-Baranda, Muscat

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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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  • A museum showcasing omans history. There are 2 floors and the musem is very well mainatined. It has a pre historical dinosour fossil...  more »
  • We went to this museum as part of a ship's walking tour from the Celebrity Constellation. Certainly there are some interesting artefacts here: maps, lots of musical instruments, clothing, some fossils...  more »
  • This is a small museum, with very few artifices. It was part of our tour, but does not merit a special trip to see IMHO. Our excellent guide Paul made it interesting.  more »
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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