Museums


Armed Forces Museum

The Sultan's Armed Forces Museum is a military history museum, located in the 150-year-old Bait Al Falaj Fort, once the headquarters for Sultan Said bin Sultan's Armed Forces, located on Al Mujamma Street, in the Ruwi area near Muscat, Oman.

The museum has an extensive collection related to Oman's military history, national conflicts; with displays of weapons (such as guns and cannons), service uniforms, an external display of military vehicles, military music instruments, medals and even an jet aircraft ejector seat and a parachute on display.


Bait Al Barandah Museum

Located in the heart of the tourist district on the seafront in Mutrah, Bait Al Baranda had previously housed the American Mission in the early 1930’s and the British Council in the late 1970’s.


Bait Museum Adam

An engaging privately run museum in Qurm, Bait Adam has a collection of currency, art, postal records, and libraries of books and treaties narrating Omani history, dating to pre-Islamic times.


Bayt Al Zubair Museum

DISCOVER Treasures of Oman’s Heritage Bait Al Zubair Museum THE HOUSE THAT BECAME A MUSEUM A monument in time Bait Al Zubair (House of Al Zubair) is a private museum that opened its carved wooden doors to the public in 1998. It is totally funded by its founders, the Zubair family. In 2005 the family established the Bait Al Zubair Foundation as the cultural and social arm of the family-owned business, The Zubair Corporation. The Foundation manages Bait Al Zubair Museum and projects relating to culture and heritage, the arts, the community, history and publishing.


Currency Museum

The Currency Museum of Oman was established by the Central Bank. It is located in Muscat, Ruwi .One of its numerous features if a currency collection which illustrates the history of Omani coinage in the pre-Islam and Islamic periods, as well as the history of the Currency and paper money in circulation during the period before the issue of the first national currency.


Ecology Oman centre

Ecology Oman Centre is Petroleum Development Oman Gift to the Nation on the occasion of the 40th National Day of Oman. It is a non-profitable centre dedicated to inform and inspire the general public to appreciate and adopt an eco friendly attitude and lifestyle. The museum does so by offering hands-on experiments and experiences that communicate directly how energy and electricity work and how we can make a change by using Renewable & Sustainable Energies Resources.


Land of Frankincense Museum

The Museum of the Land of Frankincense (aka the Land of Frankincense Museum ) is a museum in Salalah, Dhofar Governorate, Oman, based on frankincense, in association with the Al-Baleed Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum in the Wilayat of Sur was established to reflect various types of Omani maritime heritage. The museum includes several sections. The emblem of the wilaya 'Al Ghanja Ship' is located at the entrance of the museum. In the middle of the ship section, there are different types of Omani ships.


Muscat Gate Museum

The Muscat Gate Museum is a museum, located on Al Saidiya Street, Muscat, Oman.Opened in January 2001, the museum contains displays about Oman's history from the Neolithic times to the present. It has a number of special exhibits on Muscat's water springs, the ancient wells, underground channels, the souks, houses, mosques, harbors and forts.


Natural History Museum

The museum opened on 20 December 1985, and has detailed coverage of Oman's flora and fauna, with displays on indigenous mammals, insects, and birds and botanical gardens. One of the highlights of the museum is the whale room: it houses the huge skeleton of a sperm whale, which was washed up on the Omani coastline in the 1980s.The museum contains marine and animal fossils and ancient mammals such as monkeys and elephants primitive, teeth Deinotherium and Gomphotherium, and stuffed animals: Arabian leopard. Caracal. Arabian Oryx. Arabian wolf. Arab Red fox. Ghazal skeleton Arabic. Ibex Arabic. Flamengo. Birds. Crow. Owl. Reptiles. Snakes' lizards. Snails and shells.


Oil & Gas Exhibition Centre (OGEC)

Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre is a museum, located on Seih Al Maleh Street, Al-Qurum, Muscat, Oman.The museum was established 1995 as a donation from Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). The museum is an interactive journey exploring the discovery, extraction and use of fossil fuels in Oman.


Old Castle Museum

The museum is located at the Old Castel in the eastern area of Oman in Wilayt Al Kamil Wa Al wafi overlooking the famous Al Kamil market and the heritage old houses. The Castel was built in the last quarter of the seventeenth century while the museum was established in 2012 after the completion of the castle restoration. One of the freshest Falajs in Oman, Falaj Al- Kamil, passes inside this ancient Castle which Wilayt Al-Kamil is named after.


Oman Children's Museum

The museum was established by the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture and opened on November 17, 1990 by Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said on the 20th National Day celebration in Oman. The museum has 45 exhibits and two demonstrations and comprises 10,000 square feet (930 m2). It was the first science museum in Oman and is visited by around 50,000 visitors annually. The museum is currently run by a former school teacher, Samirah Ahmed al Raisi, who has run the museum for over six years.


Omani French Museum

The Omani French Museum is a heritage museum located in the former residence of the French Consul, Bait Faransa on Lane 9310, Qasr Al Alam Street, in Old Muscat, Oman.

The white building, which was essentially a palace, was initially established as a present by the Sultan Assayed / Faisal bin Turki to the French Consul in Muscat in 1896. On January 29, 1992, Sultan Qaboos bin Said and the late French President François Mitterrand established a museum in the palace to preserve the historical Omani-French relations. The museum has a substantial collection of items to this effect including photographs of the early French diplomats, historical documents, Omani - French ships, Omani and French costumes and jewellery and furniture.


The National Museum

The National Museum established in 2013, is the Sultanate's flagship cultural institution, showcasing the nation’s heritage from the earliest human settlement in the Oman Peninsula some two million years ago through to the present day.

As a national institution with global outreach, the museum is dedicated to ensuring Oman’s cultural heritage is understood and appreciated not only within the Sultanate, but also internationally. Further, it aims to provide opportunities for cultural expression, innovation and the transfer of traditional skills and knowledge from one generation to the next.