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Bait Al Zubair Museum

Bait Al Zubair is a museum, located on Al Saidiya Street, Old Muscat, Oman.

The museum has an extensive collection of ancient weapons, including khanjar, household equipments, and costumes (most of which derive from the owner’s private collection). Outside the museum is a full-scale Omani village and souk.

History of Bait Al Zubair Museum

The Bait Al Zubair Museum is a historic and cultural center of Muscat that opened to the public in 1998. Funded by its founders, the Zubair family. The center displays the Oman family’s collection of artifacts, one of the most refined and complete in the country.

The complex consists of six separate buildings as well as a garden (where there is a wonderful miniature village of Oman), an aflaj system and a selection of native plants and trees. Inside the buildings there are thousands of objects, constantly evolving, belonging to the Zaubair family.

Visitors to Bait Al Zubair can experience Oman’s rich heritage and culture through the center’s various displays and exhibitions. The center also partners with museums and art galleries to host temporary exhibitions and to serve as a learning and research resource on Omani heritage.

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