Bait Al Zubair, Muscat

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Sample a portion of everyday Omani life and culture at Bait Al Zubair, a privately owned museum housing an intriguing collection of weaponry, traditional costumes, antique household items, and jewelry. Several side rooms offer a glimpse into the aesthetics of a traditional Omani room, decorated and furnished with utmost precision. Step into the garden and find the model village and cafe, where you can enjoy a freshly made cup of something in quaint surrounds. To visit Bait Al Zubair and get the most from your holiday in Muscat, create itinerary details personal to you using our Muscat route planner.
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  • Fabulous private collection beautifully displayed. Our guide walked us through the entire building explaining the different types of clothing and weapons. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • Small museum but very interesting - if you have the time definitely worth a visit if you have the time!!  more »
  • This was started by a private individual. It is on two floors. The lower has clothes, weapons, household items and historical items. The upper level has stamps and coins.  more »
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  • Nice place to visit as I spent a weekend in Oman. Has the historic features and is close by to the souk and other touristy parts of muscat. Very close to the water too. The national museum and the palace is only a short walk away too do you can enjoy a good few hours at this location. Very clean and beautiful. Definitely worth a cost when you spend the weekend in the city or country. Very cheap to get in too.
  • The museum has a very large collection of antiques. They were preserved in a very nice way. It is really worth visiting at least once. The collection is so much that you need at least a days time to visit all sections.
  • Outstanding museum! Comprises of sections in separate houses . In the model of the old Omani house, there is a small cafe bar where you can order refreshments. You will be served by my friendly Pilipino compatriots. I haven't been to the National Museum but I think Bait Al Zubair is already complete for an Omani museum experience.
  • Just loved the display of antique and heritage. The culture of Oman depicts in the display of the oldest ornaments, weapons. Nice collection. The effort in bringing the heritage under one roof has been done meticulously.
  • You can cover it within an hour, maybe 1.5 hours if you do it leisurely. Its not the best museum and there's not a lot of write-up about the artefacts on display. Also many of the things are not significant or have huge historical value - they're just there to illustrate parts of Omani culture. Entrance was good value though, at only OMR2 for adults.
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