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Bait Al-Baranda, Muscat
(3.9/5 based on 110 reviews on the web)
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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  • 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. 
  • Good museum if you are interested in geography. They have good interactive gadgets, good for children as well. Good place for an educational visit. 
  • Muscat has a behoorljk number of museums that are partly on the same history of Oman and Muscat base but certainly also a large part each a special side of the (culture) history. Similarly Bait al Barana. A beautiful old, renovated, Omani House with a beautiful exhibition and temporary exhibitions on the ground floor (with a chance of sale) of mainly Omani or regional artists. Anytime a surprise who or what you will find there if you enter once again located next to the Muttrah Souk (market) so it is a combination. 't Wait is still on the return of the cozy coffee shop there!
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  • Nice
  • Great Museum
  • Outstanding
  • It is the first museum to visit in chronological order has Muscat. Delving into the origins of Oman. Leaflet available in french.
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  • A beautiful Museum
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