For a wholesome and in-depth journey through the eras that have defined Oman, visit the Muscat Gate Museum. A treasure trove of historic artefacts, the Muscat Gate Museum is well known for its design and architecture as well. It is one location where you can delve into Arabian Culture and Art and marvel at the magnificent gate that gives this site its name.
The Muscat Gate Museum is located on Saidiyiya Street in the capital city of Oman. The museum is fairly new and actually opened only sometime in 2001 but the location has always been well known as the nation’s boundary region. The large gate located at the outskirts of the site is actually a symbol of the city. It has a number of purposes. For one it marks the old city wall and introduces the actual city of Muscat, while it also makes for a vantage point for the Palace of the Sultan. Throughout time the gates have played a significant purpose and make a treasured historical monument. Up until 1970 it was even used as a border patrol to keep land bound marauders out. Inside the site you can enjoy the journey through Muscat’s timeline.
From very far back into history to the present day Muscat, you can learn about the stories, the culture, the tradition and the various happenings that took place during these years. Some well preserved artefacts from days of old are on display and so are some rare and unheard of monuments. A tour through this museum will give you an insight of this nation like no other place. Throughout this attraction you will find a number of special exhibits that touch on the ancient wall, the souks, the underground channels and many more. The explanation of the Falaj Irrigation system, something Muscat is so famous for is also a popular exhibit here. The Museum also has elaborate displays on intricate Arabian art, architecture and sculpting, portrayed on mosques, buildings, doors, halls and wooden arches.
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