Sultan's Armed Forces Museum, Muscat

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Military Museum
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. Put Sultan's Armed Forces Museum into our Muscat vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Muscat.
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TripAdvisor
  • There's a lot to learn about the intricate history of the country in this museum. There is a great collection of militaria both ancient and more recent but your mandatory included guide will also give...  more »
  • If your in Muscat you cannot miss this museum, your guided round by a serving member of the Omani forces at your own pace. The full military history of Oman is explained from hundreds of years ago to ...  more »
  • I spent 3 hours at this museum. Absolutely fascinating and informative. I learned so much about the history of Oman spanning hundreds of years right up to the present day and their place in the world ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Very beautiful Museum good staff helping you a lot the guide you very nicely did give you enough information all the best wishes
  • Its awesome!!!All those pistols,hunting guns,grenades,tankers made me melt because of excitement!!!5 stars!!!
  • Nice small military museum
  • just back in the UK after a couple of weeks in Muscat.The highlight of the stay for me was a visit to the Sultans Museum. The quality of the exhibits is superb, The Military guide Yousef was knowledgeable and patient.The outside exhibits were a complete surprise in their quality and quantity. I would like to add I am an ex REME armourer and not easily impressed.