The Sultans Armed Forces MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Sultans Armed Forces Museum, Bait-Al-Falaj, Al-Mujamma Street, Darsait, P.O Box 113, P.C 113, Muscat, Oman
- Timings: 08:00 am - 01:30 pm Details
- Phone: +968-24312646
- Ticket Price: 500 BZD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Military Museums
Located in the Bait Al Falaj fort (Built 1845) this historic site was constructed by Said Bin Sultan, the ancestor of the current monarch of the country. Kept in pristine white condition, the fort now contains snippets of Oman’s military history including a collection of armaments, canons, uniforms etc. That reflect this small nations glorious past.
The fort actually served as military headquarters from 1918 to 1978. In 1978 it was converted to a museum on the orders of H.M Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, and the museum was opened in 1988.
It has separate galleries dedicated to the Portuguese in Oman, Oman’s relationship with Islam, The Al-Busaidi dynasty (which includes the current monarch), as well as dedicated galleries to the various branches of the armed forces including the Royal Air force of Oman, Royal Navy of Oman, Royal Army of Oman etc. There is also a separate gallery dedicated to the reign of the current monarch, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.
The museum library contains a collection of books on military and historical sciences, and can be accessed by the public between 7:30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.
- The Al-Falaj area is well known for the Al-Falaj Hotel which is located on the same street as the Museum.
- The Museum also sells souvenirs such as key chains, pens, caps, t-shirts etc.
- The Sultans Armed Forces Museum entry fee for kids upto 6 years of age: 200 Belize Dollar
- The Sultans Armed Forces Museum entry fee for kids below 6 years of age: 100 Belize Dollar
- ONTC bus: If you are coming from the commercial districts of CBD or Ruwi, you can get here by the intracity bus network. Simply ask for Al-Falaj.
- Taxi: An “engaged” taxi ( a taxi that goes only to the passenger’s destination at a mutually agreed upon rate) can be hailed from anywhere. Simply saying “Al Falaj” will suffice to.
- Rent-a-car: Having your own vehicle is the easiest way to get around Muscat (Check if your driving license from your country is legal).
- Aryan Indian Restaurant (In Al-Falaj Hotel)
- Golden Oryx
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57.1% of people who visit Muscat include The Sultans Armed Forces Museum in their plan
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For the price (1real) it is even better than National Museum. Of course assuming you are interested in technical or army stuff. You can come close to many things. I really enjoyed, need to come back to see the rest of museum as I didn't have enough time for everything.
Stunning place to visit if you happen to be in Oman! Loads of cool weapons, military vehicles, a large military ship, helicopters etc. are on display. You would learn a lot about the proud history of Oman.
Its a very good Musuem that explains the history of Oman since the period before Islam till recent age.
One of the best museums in Muscat. On the event of their 30th anniversary they kept the museum open to the public free for 5 days. Tomorrow is the last day. Usually the entry fee is RO 1 for adults, 500 Bz for kids. Lot of information about the Armed forces of Oman and a lot about the history of Oman.
Sultan's armed forces museum situated in darsait muscat. Nearby star cenema.