The National Museum of Oman is located in front of the illustrious Al Alam Palace Muscat. Set in the heart of the city from 2016, this museum showcases the ancient heritage of Oman in contemporary ambience.
Pause here to view the legacy of the nation from a two-million-year-old human settlement in the Oman Peninsula to the present day coming alive in the 13,700-sqm building. You can learn the traditions and culture of Oman through the 5,466 artifacts on display, which include antiques as well as recent discoveries. Among the 14 permanent galleries here highlighting the rich history of the land, the halls dedicated to Land and the People, Maritime History, Arms and Armour, Aflaj, Currency, Prehistory and Ancient History, Splendours of Islam, Oman and the World, and Intangible Heritage and Renaissance catch everyone’s attention.
Besides, the Oman National Museum is known for its innovative Learning Centre, conservation facilities, and interactive digital immersive experience. It is all equipped for the differently abled with special facilities and is the first museum in the Middle East to adopt Arabic Braille script for the visually impaired. Further, it has an Ultra High Definition cinema, a collections gallery, and a kid-friendly area.
As the first open-plan museum storage concept in the region, you can also learn here the detailed processes that often go into preparing the artifacts. Make sure not to miss this place. Also, visit Oman Natural History Museum and Bait Al Zubair to know more about Oman.
Contact: PO Box 275, PC 112, Ruwi,
Sultanate of Oman
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