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“Very interesting”

Sultan's Armed Forces Museum
Ranked #6 of 95 things to do in Muscat
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating trip into the past and present Omani Military capability. Well worth a visit and extremely helpful members of the armed forces

Thank gallopinggold
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in military history or equipment this is a good place to visit though most people I spoke to including our taxi driver did not seem too sure of its existence or location.

It costs 1 Omani riyal each to go in and a serving member of the Omani forces escorts you around (whether you like it or not). We had a sergeant who didn't say a word to us but just hovered all the time. I'd much rather just wander around on my own but you don't get a choice.

The exhibits are in an old 2 storey fort and it's very well done although not all the labels on the exhibits are accurate. Outside are the vehicles, airplanes and ship (yes, they have a gunboat in a sort of dry dock there).

Overall, if you're in the area and have a couple of hours to spare, I'd recommend this place.

Thank Wellsy123
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely setting provided a fun couple of hours for my children. A personal guide to the museum is provided (as part of the 1 OMR ticket price!), and obviously there is a 'set tour' but I liked the fact our guide asked what we wanted to see and allowed us to tailor our visit. The outside displays include wheeled and tracked military vehicles, artillery pieces and even a small naval vessel, providing a great opportunity for kids to run round, look and touch.

Thank SingaporeJC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fascinating museum, providing an overview of recent Omani history as well
As showcasing the Armed Forces.
A young Naval officer showed us around and was the highlight of our visit, providing a window into Oman with courtesy and pride. Highly recomended

Thank Unic
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well worth visiting an interesting summary of Oman’s history and their armed forces. Lots of planes, tanks and even a ship. We were made very welcome by a naval officer with an extensive knowledge of languages.

Thank Julie L
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