Sultan's Armed Forces Museum, Muscat

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Familiarize yourself with a complete history of Oman's military endeavors at Sultan's Armed Forces Museum. Housed within an imposing mid 19th-century fort, the museum opened its doors in 1988, displaying a wide collection of wartime and military artifacts, including uniforms, weaponry, medals, and parachutes. Learn the background of Oman's military, right up to modern-day international relations, with environments depicted through a series of detailed dioramas and exhibits. Outside, peruse the diverse display of service vehicles, including several tanks, helicopters, and boats. Use our Muscat planning site to arrange your visit to Sultan's Armed Forces Museum and other attractions in Muscat.
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  • September 16, 2017
    Finally got around to visiting this great spot in Muscat. Me and kids (7&8 year old) easily spent 1.5 hours here but could have stayed longer if it wasn't so hot outside and I had more time to read mo...  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    It was one of the most amazing museum which I met.You can visit lots of rooms with diffrent story.I really enjoy the room with military dresses and also the room was about Dhoffar war. When you are co...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This museum offers such a great history of its establishment since 1907. This military museum is being housed in this Old Forth which is known as bait Al-Falaj Fort, and is located within the Ruwi are...  more »
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  • May 7, 2017
    This is a nice little museum that shows Oman's history on the ground floor and Oman's military on the 2nd floor. We enjoyed the military displays the most. The guide that took us around spoke excellent English and was well-informed.
  • December 20, 2016
    Very beautiful Museum good staff helping you a lot the guide you very nicely did give you enough information all the best wishes
  • July 8, 2017
    Excellent architecture
  • July 31, 2016
    Its awesome!!!All those pistols,hunting guns,grenades,tankers made me melt because of excitement!!!5 stars!!!
  • February 15, 2017
    Nice small military museum

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