Famous Museums in Muscat

The museums in Muscat give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Muscat with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Muscat. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Muscat.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Muscat.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Muscat:

  1. Bait Al Zubair Museum

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    Bait Al Zubair Museum

    Specialty Museum

    The Bayt Al Zubair Museum is a privately owned and finded museum run by the Zubair family. To showcase Oman’s vast cultural and socioeconomic heritage, this museum was opened in 1998 in the former residence of Sheikh Al Zubair. They have a collection of ancient Omani artifacts that is widely acclaimed as the best in a private collection. In 1998 His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said gifted t...Read more
  2. The Sultans Armed Forces Museum

    Military Museum

    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 he...Read more
  3. Bait Al-baranda

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    Bait Al-baranda

    Museum, History Museum

    Accommodated beautifully in a house that dates back to the year 1930, the Bait Al-Baranda museum throws light upon Oman’s rich history and aspects of the bygone era. The collection here is an interesting display of items ranging from imaginative to interactive exhibits. The highlight of this museum is the ‘cut-and-paste’ dinosaur. The structure is called so, as it is an assimi...Read more
  4. Oman Natural History Museum

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    Oman Natural History Museum

    Natural History Museum

    The Oman Natural History Museum is known for its flora and fauna information. A must if you love to know about the world you live in! Children enjoy the beautiful displays with especially the fossils of Mammoths and whales. Highlights include: Whale room which displays huge skeleton of a sperm whale Visit the museum during the mornings- a good way to learn something new!
  5. Ghalya's Museum Of Modern Art

    Art Museum

    “An exclusive addition to the Omani cultural scene”, the Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art is an essential on every list of things to do in Muscat. It was founded on January 2011 by Her Highness Sayyida Dr Ghalya bint Fahr bin Taimour Al Said., and since then has been serving as a gateway to the region’s culture and art, for locals and visitors alike. Set next to the Muttrah Fort,...Read more
  6. Children's Museum

    4 (32 Votes)
    Children's Museum

    Children Museum

    Muscat is a brilliant family-centric city with its various opportunities for entertainment and recreation, owing to its culture and traditions. So, one can never really run out of things to do in Muscat with kids. This particular Muscat attraction is essentially a museum dedicated to science and is set next to another great kids’ attraction the Qurum Nature Park. Children and adults alike...Read more
  7. Omani - French Museum

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    Omani - French Museum


    This Muscat attraction derives its name from its location in the former residence of the French Consul, Bait Faransa. A heritage museum, the Omani – French Museum is a beautiful white heritage structure constructed by the Sultan Assayed or Faisal bin Turki as a gift to the then French Consul in Muscat in the year 1896. In an attempt to preserve the historical Omani-French relations., this...Read more
  8. Omani Aquarium And Marine Science And Fisheries Centre

    Science Museum, Aquarium

    If you love and admire fishes swimming about their fellow beings, then this is the place for you. See the splendid sight of colourful swarms in their glory. The place has a tank full of tortoise – a pleasure to see them at their best. If you love and admire fishes swimming about their fellow beings, then this is the place for you. See the splendid sight of colourful swarms in their glory....Read more
  9. Muscat Gate Museum

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    Muscat Gate Museum


    Providing a regal segregation between the old-walled city and the Corniche, the Muscat Gate Museum used the enormous gates till 1970s to keep the Marauders at bay.Take a peek into yet another subtle history of Muscat by visiting the place.
  10. Bait Adam Museum

    3.8 (15 Votes)
    Bait Adam Museum


    If you have even the slightest interest in Omani culture or heritage, the Bait Adam Museum is the place you have got to go. Accommodating a good number of Omani artifact, with a high historic value, this Muscat attraction is very enlightening. Along with artifacts you will also find several vintage photographs, postal records, books and paintings here, throwing light upon the royal family of th...Read more
  11. Natural History Museum

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    Natural History Museum

    Natural History Museum

    The Natural History Museum has been adding to the experience of visitors of Muscat, ever since its opening on 20 December 1985. Counted amongst the best things to do in Muscat, a visit to this museum will bequeath with exhibits of indigenous flora and fauna. You can get to see a lot of things including mammals, botanical gardens, birds, fossils and various insects here. Amongst all these displa...Read more