Discover the country’s rich culture at this spectacular sight.
There are plenty of exciting reasons to visit Oman, from its marvellous mountain ranges to wonderful wadis. Now, we have one more as Oman Across the Ages Museum has opened. The museum celebrates Oman’s rich culture, history and economic growth, and looks to the future of the country.
Located in the Wilayat of Manah, Oman Across the Ages Museum’s first stone was laid down by the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said in 2015. Now, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik officially opened the sight. On his visit, he went to the memorial plaque of the museum and visited exhibits, from the Arts Corridor to National Say Screen.
Oman Across the Ages Museum takes visitors on a journey through time, so that they can learn about the country’s history. Spanning more than 9,000 square metres, the site includes exhibition spaces, an auditorium and a classroom. The exhibits look back at the first settlers to the present day and cover different ages, dynasties and civilisations.
The highlights include the exhibit on Oman’s renaissance since the 1970s. During this period, the country experienced economic, political, social and technological progress. The story comes to life through installations and interactive visuals as well as sound presentations.
Oman Across the Ages Museum is also flexing its architectural muscles. Cox Architecture is behind the design, which includes a distinct angular, geometric shape soaring into the sky.
If you fancy visiting Oman, it has become easier, thanks to its new tourism visa. More than 100 countries can visit without a visa, and will be able to stay for up to 14 days. Plus, visitors can apply for a one-month extension, which costs OMR 20.
GO: Visit https://fm.gov.om/ for more information.