This is a great museum to give you an insight into Omani life with its wide range of displays of handicrafts, jewellery and weapons. There are a few exhibits outside too of a traditional house and boat. Entry fee: Ro 1000 for tourists. Open Sat -Thurs from 9am-1pm and 4-7pm.
Bait al Zubair in Muscat old town is a private museum founded by the Zubair family. It boasts an excellent permanent collection of weaponry and Omani costumes and jewellery as well as changing exhibitions of art and photography related to Oman. In the grounds visitors can view an example of the falaj irrigation system, traditional Omani boats, and recreations of Omani homes and markets. An excellent museum for families.