Oman Across Ages Museum Aims to Lure Tourists to Historical Cities

  • Publish date: Sunday، 14 May 2023
Oman Across Ages Museum Aims to Lure Tourists to Historical Cities

The Oman Across Ages Museum, Oman's newest museum, aims to attract tourists to the sultanate's historical cities due to its significant location.

It is located in Manah, which was Oman's capital in the 16th century, and is just 15 minutes by car from the ancient city of Nizwa.

"Manah is the old capital city of Oman and is close to some iconic heritage and cultural sites in the country such as forts, castles, aflaj and old villages," the museum's director general Al Yaqdhan Al Harthi said. "If you look at Oman's map, Manah is in the centre, just an hour and half drive from Muscat in the heart of Oman's interior."

The museum -- a cultural and educational landmark for all visitors -- is a celebration of Oman's rich history, culture, and economic growth through time while offering an insight into the country's future. 

It traces Oman from the first settlers of prehistory to the present, flying through different ages, dynasties, and civilizations. 

The sweeping journey through time will be displayed through interactive visual and sound presentations.

The museum will keep the legacy and values of the Omani modern renaissance since the 1970s alive in the young people of the nation, during which Oman has experienced remarkable economic, technological, political, and social modernization. 

The museum is spread on an area of around 300,000sqm, with a complex of buildings that cover 66,591sqm.

The project was envisioned by the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who laid its foundation stone in 2015.

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