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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  • What a fantastic interactive museum. The guides where amazing - the exhibits were fascinating - taking you through the ages and a history of Oman. Great to see the weapons machinery and military dress...  more »
  • This museum paints a very vivid and clear picture of the hisstory of Oman as well as providing military equipment and detail of various campaigns witnessed in the country . The guides were extremely h...  more »
  • If. like me, you are a history and culture buff, then a couple of hours at this fine military museum (built in a real Omani fort) are well worth your time. Do not bring loved ones who do not share the...  more »
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  • Well preserved artifacts. Best place to learn the history of Oman. A must visit museum.
  • Very well maintained... and awesomely preserved. Worth watching .
  • 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.
  • This place is very historical place... Very interesting... 😊😁😀
  • Well maintained & curated, a must see for Tourists as well as locals!
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