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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Bait Al-Baranda reviews
The Museum is located near the Muthra Waterfront inside an old house. The museum is not a must see but may be visited if there is time on hand. The museum was inconspicuously located and it took us a.... more »
This is in an old house and was just behind our hotel (Naseem). It can be "done" in an hour but is an enjoyable wander through a very oild house with lots of art and history arranged more like a... more »
A recommended place to visit while in Muscat. An old Omani house converted into a museum for local culture and Omani history
It is good museum for children and families.
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