Oman is one of the most powerful Arabian countries that host a lot of tourists from around the world. Most Arabian countries’ cultures and heritage are a little blended with modernity and have lost a big part of that culture. But Oman still holds on to most of its traditions and culture. If you are looking for an advanced Arabian country with strong aspects of Arabian culture you should go to Oman.
Oman has several museums that every one of them holds a big amount of treasures inside them. In this article, we are going to introduce Oman’s top 5 museums that you should definitely visit on your trip to Oman.
National Museum of Oman
The National Museum of Oman was inaugurated in the year 2013. The purpose of building this museum was to show the heritage, long history, and rich culture of Oman.
This museum is one of the newly established museums in Oman. The main reason was to showcase a big part of Oman’s heritage not only for the local people but also for the foreigners in the country.
There are 10 galleries and one theatre. The entrance fee for the disabled and children is free.
- Google Rating: 4.6
- Location: Opposir Al Alam Palace, Al Saidiya Street, Muscat, Oman.
- Saturday to Thursday from 10 AM to 5 PM
- Friday from 2 PM to 6 PM
Children’s Museum is a domed white building in the Muscat city of Oman. The main purpose of Oman’s Children’s Museum is to educate children and teenagers about science.
Children’s Museum is a science museum for kids. If you are traveling to Oman with a child or a teenager you should take them to Oman’s Children’s Museum. Science and technology are being shown in this museum animatedly so it’ll be more exciting for the kids.
- Google Rating: 4.0
- Location: located in the Al Qurum area.
- Saturday to Thursday from 9 AM to 1 PM
- Closed on Fridays
Sultan’s Armed Forces Museum
This is a military house museum showcasing the history of military history in Oman. You can see the history of Oman from before Islam to the renaissance. You can see how the forced army’s worked in Oman in that period of history.
You can see the wars in the history of Oman, the glory of victories, and the defeats. You can also get informed about the international communication of Oman in the bygone days.
- Google rating: 4.7
- Location: Al Mujamma street, Ruwj area, near Muscat City, Oman.
- Sunday to Thursday from 8 AM to 1:30 PM
- Closed on Fridays
- Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Omani and French Museum
The building of Omani and French Museum is the oldest building in Muscat city. The building was a gift from Oman’s Sultan to the France consul in 1896.
Nowadays this building has changed into a heritage museum showcasing French and Omani ships, traditional clothes belonging to the last 3 decades, ancient paintings, and most importantly the cultural communication and relation between Oman and France.
- Google rating: 4.2
- Location: Lane 9310, Qasr Al Alam Street, Muscat City, Oman.
- Saturday to Thursday from 8 AM to 1:30 PM
- Closed on Friday and Saturday
Bait Al Zabir Museum
Bait Al Zabir Museum is a private museum owned by the Al Zabir family which is one of the royal families in Oman. Bait Al Zabir has different sections like an Arabian-style garden, a gift shop, a coffee shop, etc.
You can see a valuable collection of artistic ancient objects like swords (Khanjars), traditional clothes, household equipment, and Arabian and Omani handicrafts, in the Bait Al Zabir Museum.
- Google ratings: 4.4
- Location: P.O.Box 257, P.C 100 Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
- Saturday to Thursday from 9:30 AM to 6 PM
- Closed on Fridays.
As you can see, all the museums that we talked about are located in the capital of Oman, Muscat City. Oman has a lot of museums but they are mostly located in Muscat city because it’s the most important city in Oman. In this article, we introduced Oman’s 5 top museums with different categories and information to offer. Hope this article helps you plan a better trip to Oman.