For those residing in Muscat and intrigued by the rich history of the country, the Muscat Gate Museum is sure to answer all your questions. For history buffs, the Muscat Gate Museum is a godsend displaying iconic events and monuments throughout the rich history of Oman. In order to make the visit even more interesting, the museum adopts modern technology to illustrate the old wells, the souks, underground channels and even water springs of the city, in a series of special exhibits that are sure to pique one’s interest.
The Museum especially focuses on the important events characterising the creation and evolution of the history of Muscat and provides visitors the opportunity to have an intimate look into the marvellous architecture of the area. This special exhibit focusing on Oman’s architectural styles explores the designs of not only religious places such as mosques, but also focuses on the designs used in building halls, doors and even arches. Another exhibit is dedicated solely to something that Oman is famous for: its irrigation system by the name of Falaj. The Falaj irrigation scheme facilitates the transportation of water in a unique fashion which is sorely necessary especially with the climatic conditions of the Middle East. In addition, the museum also attempts to provide a visitor with a well rounded knowledge of the development of the city in modern times.
Whether you have a special interest in the history of a place or a city, the Muscat Gate Museum is an attraction that must be visited by any tourist staying at any Oman Muscat hotel for the view alone from the top of the museum is worth a visit. Opened in January 2001, the Muscat Gate Museum is located above the Muscat Modern Gate on Al Saidiya Street and is open daily from 9.30am to 1.30pm and once again from 5.00pm – 7.00pm in the evening. The Museum also charges a reasonable entrance fee of 500 Baiza for adults.
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Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.