Bait Al-Baranda, Muscat

3.8
#6 of 16 in Museums in Muscat
Contextualizing Muscat's recent cultural history, Bait Al-Baranda details the capital's heritage all the way back to its prehistoric beginnings. A series of interactive exhibits set in a renovated 1930s residence, the museum houses a diverse collection of displays, dating back as far as 750 million years in the dinosaur fossil collection. Uncover the historical periods, cultural legacies, and geographical diversity of the region, with exhibits including the folk arts of Muscat, the history of the frankincense trade, and the earliest human settlement. Head downstairs to see the ever-changing exhibition space. For Bait Al-Baranda and beyond, use our Muscat road trip planning website to get the most from your Muscat vacation.
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  • This a small museum but one of the rich cultural & historical places in Muscat. We knowing many pieces of information about the old world and how the map transformed during thousands of decades using ...  more »
  • Situated well on edge of old town. Unfortunately, some exhibition models were broken and some of the rooms very dark
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  • Small but worth visiting museum, walking distance from the sea (not beach). Also traditional souq is 10mins walk away.
  • Small but beautiful and well maintained Museum. Emphasisis on the timeline of rich history of Sultanate of Oman.
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