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Published on : Monday, August 1, 2016
The National Museum of Oman, which is located in Muscat has officially opened to the public on July 30 after being formally established by a royal decree in 2013. The doors will be open four days a week from Saturday through Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Since last December, the museum was partially open to the public. This new attraction, which is located in Muscat’s Al Alam Palace area, is expected to entice visitors, cruise tourists, groups and residents alike.
Kamal al Moosawi told the media that, the museum aims to ensure that Oman’s heritage is understood and appreciated within the sultanate and recognized internationally.
The museum entry fee is OMR1 for Omani and GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) nationals, OMR2 for residents in Oman and OMR5 for tourists. Children and students up to 25-year age, handicapped people and Omani and GCC nationals, who are 60 years and above, can enjoy free entry to the museum.
The museum spans some 13,700 square metres, including 4,000 square metres allocated for the 14 display halls—The Land and the People Gallery, Maritime History Gallery, Arms and Armour Gallery, Civilisation in the Making Gallery, Aflāj Gallery, Currency Gallery, Splendours of Islam Gallery, Oman and the World Gallery, Renaissance Gallery, and the Intangible Heritage Gallery among others.