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Natural History Museum, Muscat

(3.5/5 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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  • Great Museum - seems newly built. Well worth a visit. The 10 Minute film is giving some insight to local history and way of life is very interesting. 
  • This museum is very small but what worth is the exquisite staff always friendly and happy to chat and explain about the history of your country.
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  • It is a good place to visit and spend some time with family to investigate the old natural life in Oman It has different halls that contains animals, whales, shells and old days of oman 
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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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