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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  • Worth a visit to this Fort, little known and just x this deserves. Visit accompanied by a very nice military. Visit duration approximately one hour.
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  • Although not advertised well worth a visit. Very interesting about the history of Oman and sultans. You are accompanied by a guard who leads you along the way, always very helpful with any questions. I recommend everyone to visit it
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  • This is a museum that takes you through Omans military distant past, right up to the present day. The recent history from the mid sixties to the mid seventies is really interesting. They fought a comm...  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.
  • This place is very historical place... Very interesting... 😊😁😀
  • Well maintained & curated, a must see for Tourists as well as locals!
  • Very beautiful Museum good staff helping you a lot the guide you very nicely did give you enough information all the best wishes
  • good place

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