Sultan's Armed Forces Museum, Muscat

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Military Museum 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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  • This museum is well layer out explaining the history of Oman from not just a military stance but how important the history of the past is in shaping Oman in its current day. The information about the ...  more »
  • 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 »
  • This should not be missed if you are in Muscat. Beautiful buildings on a square and you will see the forts on the mountains. It seems to be a palace but it was not accessible when we were here in February.
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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
  • Excellent architecture
  • Its awesome!!!All those pistols,hunting guns,grenades,tankers made me melt because of excitement!!!5 stars!!!
  • Nice small military museum

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