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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  • In this museum you will know the smallest details about the Sultanate of Oman from the old centuries until now. The building of the museum was one of the most important military Castles in Muscat in t...  more »
  • We've been there with our 10 years old son, who enjoyed it a lot. We have learned about the Oman's history from the armed force's point of view and we found it very interesting.  more »
  • We visited this Museum As my friend is too much in the military and forces and all. he was so fascinated with the stuff here and was super excited to read about all these things. Entry fee is just OMR...  more »
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  • For the price (1real) it is even better than National Museum. Of course assuming you are interested in technical or army stuff. You can come close to many things. I really enjoyed, need to come back to see the rest of museum as I didn't have enough time for everything.
  • Stunning place to visit if you happen to be in Oman! Loads of cool weapons, military vehicles, a large military ship, helicopters etc. are on display. You would learn a lot about the proud history of Oman.
  • Ticket 1OMR per person You can understand Omani history, stories about Sudan Qaboos, and military systems here
  • Its a very good Musuem that explains the history of Oman since the period before Islam till recent age.
  • One of the best museums in Muscat. On the event of their 30th anniversary they kept the museum open to the public free for 5 days. Tomorrow is the last day. Usually the entry fee is RO 1 for adults, 500 Bz for kids. Lot of information about the Armed forces of Oman and a lot about the history of Oman.
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