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Bait Al Zubair, Muscat

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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 itinerary maker.
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  • Bait Al Zubair will give you a good idea of the history of the Sultanate of Oman. Nicely set up.
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  • A great museum. Interesting look at the Oman culture in the past. Great artifacts and a wonderful model village. Nice gift shop also. Also close to Sultan Qaboos Muttrah palace. 
  • We visited this museum as part of our tour of old Muscat - including the Sultan's Palace and the new National Museum. I am normally of low attention span at these places, but this was a beautiful muse...  read more »
  • In the middle of old muscat is this complex. It's 2 riel entry fee in. There is few buildings with it. It's a bit of a mixed bag with some parts more interesting than others. Thankfully there is AC in every room. The most interesting part for me was about the previous rules and old photos of Muscat and Oman. If you plan to spend a day or even half a day in old Muscat it's worth checking out.
  • Situated near Muscat old town. The ground floor exhibition in the main building has an upstairs that isn't immediately obvious. Extensive display of antiquities and cultural exhibits. Well labelled so a tour guide isn't essential. Decent little café (with nice coffee and sandwiches) with good toilets. Plenty of parking & cabs will be passing to hail regularly. Set aside 2 hours and combine with another 1 hour walk round Muscat old town palace and castles (outside view only). Ideally visit in the afternoon then spend the evening in the Mutt rah Souk 5 kms away. The souk is closed between 13:00 - 17:00. Entry 2 OMR per person.
  • A good way to spend a day out of the daily routine..........
  • Very interesting museum about History of Oman, from fashion and stamps to living, great cafe-library. Open on Saturdays as well
  • Lovely coffee shop, great design and displays.
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