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Natural History Museum, Muscat

(3.4/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
The Oman Natural History Museum is a natural history museum, located at the Ministry of Heritage and Culture complex, Al Khuwair, opposite the Zawawi Mosque in Muscat, Oman.The museum opened on 20 December 1985, and has detailed coverage of Oman's flora and fauna, with displays on indigenous mammals, insects, and birds and botanical gardens. One of the highlights of the museum is the whale room: it houses the huge skeleton of a sperm whale, which was washed up on the Omani coastline in the 1980s.The museum contains marine and animal fossils and ancient mammals such as monkeys and elephants primitive, teeth Deinotherium and Gomphotherium, and stuffed animals: Arabian leopard. Caracal. Arabian Oryx. Arabian wolf. Arab Red fox. Ghazal skeleton Arabic. Ibex Arabic. Flamengo. Birds. Crow. Owl. Reptiles. Snakes' lizards. Snails and shells.New premisesIn January 2014 the Ministry of Heritage and Culture announced plans to build a new premises for the museum, the project will consist of three floors with a gross area rated to 5,000 square meter. The first floor is specialised for exhibiting marine environments such as sandy coasts, mangroves, rocky coasts and coral reef environments as well as the geological history of the Sultanate’s seas while the second floor displays wild environments such as mammals, insects, birds, valleys, caves and water springs in addition to the geological history of Oman.
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  • Nice place to visit to know a little about Oman and about the development that happened to that part. It is okay to visit it if you have time. I believe there are other better places to visit if you h...  more »
  • Just newly opened musseum. A must to visit. A lot of information about the history of Oman. Beautiful building too. And once again, very friendly and welcoming staff
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  • Interesting exhibits, such as the geography of Oman is basic is the Museum of natural history is a stuffed animal or doll made of plastic. And whether or not the adult.
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  • Oman's natural history museum is an excellent museum meant the world average and wabmoatan big and small. I hope to develop and expand it.
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